We process softwood pine logs at our sawmilling operations into kiln-dried, high-quality graded lumber products.

All products are produced and prepared to standard nominal industry dimensions as per customer requirements.

Structural (SANS)

This product, specifically produced for structural use, is fully certified according to its strength properties, displaying the standardisation mark as per National Standard Specifications and for use in compliance with the National Building Regulations of South Africa.

Dimensions range from a minimum of 38mm thickness and 50mm widths and lengths from 3.6m and longer, mostly regularised or planned to even dimensions unless preferred as rough-sawn.

Typical applications include roof-truss manufacturing and Timber Frame Structures.

  • S5P – Stress-graded to a working stress in bending at least 5.2 MPa, P referring to a planed product.
  • S7P – Stress-graded to a working stress in bending at least 7.2 MPa, P referring to a planed product.

Non-structural & Appearance Grades

Varies in quality from defect-free clear and select grades ideal for furniture manufacturing, to Industrial and crating grades for component, box and pallet-type applications. Standard in-house specifications are applied to accommodate customer requirements. Products are produced mostly in nominal dimensions of 25mm thickness and lengths of 3.0m and shorter.

  • CL – Clear grade (no knots or defects)
  • SE – Select or Semi-clear grade
  • DL – Industrial grade (tight-knot with limited defects)
  • CR – Crating grade

These are valuable by-products recovered throughout the lumber production processes at sawmills, often forming the raw material bases of many top-end products such as organic compost, composite board products as well as processed biomass products like pellets and briquettes used as fuel sources in green-energy production.