Buying Guides & Information How to Get the Best Timber Prices The beauty of a natural product such as timber is that there is a huge range of species with a vast range of attributes and qualities. It is vital that key information is sought to ensure the correct timber is selected for the ultimate end use. Service life, durability, appearance and cost are amongst the factors. Standard Lengths & Weights The timber industry goes back many hundreds of years and some the historic methods of sales and sawmilling are still used today. A mixture of imperial & metric sizes and volumes are commonplace.