Building Typology

June 18,2017

TIMBER

Timber is a building material derived from wood. Simply put, it is the wood used for construction. It is one of the oldest naturally available materials in use. Three terms associated with timber use are:

  • Converted timber:
    Timber that is sawn and cut into required sizes for commercial use.
  • Rough timber: Timber obtained after felling a tree.
  • Standing timber:
    Timber that is in a living form.