One of the biggest challenges when buying wooden products, especially if you are shopping online, can be getting the right size. All properties will have different requirements in terms of size and the space available, so you need to find beams, sleepers etc. that are a perfect fit. One way to overcome this issue is to buy custom milled timber.
Lots of sawmills and timber suppliers will now offer this service to their customers. You can benefit from a personalised service and make use of their own sawmills if they have them. Look for suppliers online that offer this service.
Of course, custom milled timber may not be as cheap as standard sizes. Look for supplier that have an instant pricing tool so that you can see how much your timber is going to cost. Make sure you also factor in additional costs, like adding a different finish or delivery services.