As a contemporary cladding manufacturer, we aim to provide our customers with the best kiln dried durable timber for their cladding, fencing, flooring and decking projects. We supply a range of cladding suited to modern, rustic or traditional installations in open and closed profiles.
British Larch is a high-density timber with excellent wear and impact resistance rated BS EN 350 class 4 moderately durability (see below).
Suitable for a traditional or contemporary look, British Larch cladding can provide a durable and attractive solution.
British Larch is widely used in the construction of timber frames, trusses and A-frames, and outdoor structures. Heavily used in house building when certain strengths need to be attained.
Suitable for many situations where you might use Oak but at a considerable lower price. Larch like Douglas Fir is a good all-rounder. Good for profile cladding (externally and internally), decking, flooring, joinery, furniture work.
British Larch is fairly straight-grained with strong and clear annual growth rings. The timber has a warm, pale orangey colour, sometimes going into a pale pinkish red.
The heartwood is pale reddish-brown to brick-red in colour, sharply distinct from the narrow, lighter coloured sapwood. A straight grain timber with a fine consistent texture.
Timber is a natural product therefore the products we supply has variations in markings, shape, colour, size, texture. The Seller neither guarantees nor warrants that such variations will not occur, or that the Goods will conform to any sample either in markings, size, shape, colour and general quality.
Can be left untreated and will "silver/grey" unless a UV oil is applied which will delay the greying process.
Durability is the ability of a species to resist decay either naturally or through preservatives. The Class is based on the ability of the heartwood (inner part of the tree) to resist fungal decay. The sapwood (the living outermost portion of the tree)is considered not durable and should not be used for external projects without preservative.
Class 1 to 3 can be left as untreated timber, a natural ageing process will accrue e.g. Larch will turn a grey colour. Class 4 and 5 will need to be treated with preservatives.
For further information see www.greenspec.co.uk/building-design/cladding-durability-quality