Origin: North America and Western Canada
Quality: Imported as No.2 Clear and Better and No 4 Clear and Better and we do our own bespoke specialist quality grading and selection
Dimensional stability: It has a very low shrinkage factor and is superior to all other coniferous woods in its resistance to warping, twisting and checking
Typical end uses: Cladding, Brise Soleil systems, Shingles & Decking
Durability: Durable, High resistance to decay
Origin: Locally Sourced from within Great Britain
Quality: Faster grown than imported species, large and frequent knots along the length
Dimensional stability: Low shrinkage factor not as resistant to warping and checking as imported WRC.
Typical end uses: Cladding
Durability: Moderately Durable
Canadian & Homegrown
Wood Type: Softwood
Sustainability: Sourced from well managed forests – FSC® and/ or PEFC® certified timber
Availability: Sawn and planed products in a wide range of thicknesses, widths and profiled patterns
Colour: Salmon Pink Sapwood to Dark Brown Heartwood – If left unprotected, it will turn to a silver grey colour.
Density: 390 kg per m3 at 16% Moisture Content
Fixings: Stainless steel fixings are always recommended.
Strength & Working Properties: As it is a soft timber it can be more prone to physical damage in terms of splitting and indentation/bruising, care should be taken.
Typical Section Sizes: Ex 22, 32, 50, 75mm x 22, 50, 75, 100, 125, 150, 175mm
Typical Lengths: 1.828m (6ft) – 4.88m (16ft)
Chemical Properties: This specie has natural preservatives which can have a corrosive effect on some unprotected metals, causing a black stain on the wood.