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Did you know that timber has been used in construction for at least 10,000 years? For perspective, this was the period in which the world started to warm after the ice age and humans were about to dip their toes into agriculture. In other words, it was a long time ago! So when it comes to your jacking applications, it is a no-brainer that timber will be your go-to, bringing the most tried-and-tested material to your works.

But why does the EcoChoice team specifically recommend Ekki for your jacking timbers? Let’s take a look.

What Are Jacking Timbers?

Jacking timbers are stacked beams of wood which are used as a support when working with heavy structures in construction. They are ideal for spreading weight over a wider area, preventing any concentration of load from causing damage to the surface beneath. For example, if you are moving a heavy-weight item across your site using a truck, you might sit it atop jacking timbers to protect the surface beneath and provide a stable foundation.

Why Choose Ekki for Jacking Timbers?

At EcoChoice, we can deliver jacking timbers made from different species, but our standard recommendation is always Ekki. As one of the most strong and durable species available, it is the reliable choice for a long-term investment.

When used correctly, your Ekki jacking timbers should last at least 25 years. This is because the high-density and cross-grain of Ekki timber ensures it will not become structurally compromised over time, creating a sturdy, stable foundation for heavy-weight items which can be used time and time again. It is naturally resistant to rot, pests and splitting, giving it winning characteristics for a pretty tough job.

It is also good to note that Ekki is naturally flame resistant. In an industry where health and safety is paramount, this makes it the easy choice for your construction site.

What to Look for When Choosing Ekki Jacking Timber

When using jacking timbers, it is important your beams are accurately sized to provide that sturdy, stable foundation. Uneven beams are not what you want when dealing with a lot of heavy items. That is why our jacking timber beams are precision machined to either 95x95mm or 100x100mm, with precise lengths determined by your team.

You also need to be sure that your timber is up to the job. That is why we only supply Ekki which is of the highest quality, with no splits or knots which could affect the integrity of the wood.

As it is a tropical timber, it is crucial that you find responsibly sourced Ekki from managed forests. We make that easy with FSC-certified jacking timbers. With our sustainable timber products, you can be certain you are making a choice for the planet and supporting organisations which put conservation and biodiversity first.

Order Sustainable Ekki Jacking Timber

If you are looking for Ekki jacking timber boards, we can help. With a friendly team who are always happy to help you find exactly what you need,  have sustainable credentials and provide on-site delivery, keep things simple with EcoChoice.

To learn more or start your order, get in touch with us today.

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