Ebbw Vale – Welsh Larch

Project: Car Park, Ebbw Vale

Contractor: Willmott Dixon

Completed: 2013 (Revisited 2016)

Timber Species: FSC Welsh Larch

Timber Grade: British grown Larch is a moderately durable softwood in view of its high resin content, with a colour that ranges from a light-dark brown heartwood to a white sapwood. The size and frequency of knots is much higher than the Siberian Larch alternative.

Welsh Larch is an indigenous specie which grows in various parts of Britain, on this project the species was selected to give an improved carbon footprint to the local project over Siberian Larch.

Left untreated the timber has naturally weathered, with almost 3 years passing between the freshly installed photos and latest visit to site. The timber has weathered very evenly across all elevations, with only the odd board yet to fully weather down.

2013

Welsh Larch - Ebbw Vale 3   Welsh Larch - Ebbw Vale 2   Welsh Larch - Ebbw Vale 4

2015

Welsh Larch - Ebbw Vale 3 Years 1   Welsh Larch - Ebbw Vale 3 Years 4   Welsh Larch - Ebbw Vale 3 Years 6   Welsh Larch - Ebbw Vale 3 Years 12

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