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Q-Line® Grades

Q-Line® quality machined timber is available in three selected grades, each carefully measured against our own exacting standards to provide consistency of profile quality, each time, every time. By carefully selecting and grading our timber, before machining, we are able to offer a product that requires less preparation and will produce a better looking finish with less wastage. The grade options take account of the size and application of the profile.

Choose from three grades:
If you are in the timber trade you will find more in-depth grading details in our All Product Guide

Premium Plus

Premium Plus is precisely what the name suggests. Profiles are of a ‘clearer’ visual appearance with fewer, smaller and sound knots.

25mm Premium Plus 50mm Premium Plus 75mm Premium Plus

Premium

Premium represents a good quality, sound timber with very acceptable and reasonably sized knot inclusion. For our primed MDF mouldings, premium grade represents quality MDF products of a consistent size and a smooth painted 'face' finish.

25mm Premium 50mm Premium 75mm Premium

ContractContract is an acceptable quality timber but selected to be very price competitive. Knotting is liable to be more prevalent and likely not to be as sound (can become loose) as in the other grades. A good inexpensive option.

25mm Contract

This guide, uses coloured grade option symbols to enable customers to select precisely according to need:

Grades
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Q-Line® Finished sizes All sizes quoted in this website are finished, however you may find that most actual Q-Line® stockists only refer to the products by their nominal size (the size of the sawn timber prior to machining/profiling) The associated nominal dimensions are given in the tables below, sizes are in mm.

Nominal (mm)

Finished (mm)

Nominal (mm)

Finished (mm)

Nominal (mm)

Finished (mm)

9

6

38

33

138

133

12

8

50

44

150

144

13

8.5

63

57

175

169

16

12

75

69

200

193

19

14.5

88

82

225

216

22

19

100

95

250

241

25

20.5

115

108

275

266

32

27

125

120

 

 

Q-Line® Product Shrinkage Q-Line® solid timber, which is a natural product containing moisture, is dried artificially after the initial logging process, causing the wood to shrink. A certain amount of residual drying and shrinkage continues until stabilisation is reached. In a centrally heated home, lateral shrinkage of 2.5 - 3% is quite normal for new Q-Line® machined profiles. This is not a feature of Q-Line® primed MDF mouldings however which don’t tend to shrink as they are a form of re-constituted wood bound by  moisture resistant adhesives.

Q-Line® What lengths are the products supplied in?

Q-line product identification

The majority of our solid Q-Line® softwood mouldings are sold in long random lengths, meaning any length between 2.1m and 5.7m in 0.3m increments, so unlike going to B&Q or Homebase don’t expect stockist to only hold 2.4m lengths! Our products tend be fitted without the need to join them which makes for a better looking job. As you can see from the photograph each Q-Line® product is end marked with it’s length and the brand name ensuring you know you are getting the genuine article.

As the logo suggests our solid Q-Line® 2.4m finishing beads are supplied in convenient 2.4m lengths.

Our Q-Line® primed MDF products are supplied in pre-determined lengths. Skirting and window board in 4.2m, architrave in 5.4m. 

Q-Line® General Information
The majority of our solid softwood mouldings are produced from Scandinavian Pine (Pinus sylvestris) European redwood, unless where indicated as Scandinavian spruce (Picea abies) also known as European whitewood. Both species are creamy white in colour but the heartwood (wood from the centre of the tree or log) of European redwood tends to be a reddish brown colour. Both species contain knots (where the branches interconnect with the trunk of the tree which tend to contain mobile resin). Both species are easily worked with traditional hand and power tools and accept fixings and stains/paints and varnishes well. If an opaque coating is desirable ensure any visible knots (or resinous areas) are sealed with a good quality shellac knotting solution to avoid/minimise resin bleeding through the subsequent surface coatings.