Timber Informative Essay
Properties of Timber
Being a very popular choice of building material, timber shows great properties of strength, lightweight, reliable, durable, and versatile. Having such a good strength to weight ratio, studies show that ‘Radiata pine structural timber, for example, has a strength for weight ratio 20 percent higher than structural steel and four to five times better than unreinforced concrete in compression’(Haseeb Jamel, Web Tech Tix, 2013)6.
An important property of timber is its moisture content, and is the mass of water