Sustainability: Sourced from well managed forests – FSC certified available on request
Availability: Sawn and planed products in a wide range of thicknesses, widths and profiled patterns.
Colour: A pale Red/Brown.
Quality: Joinery and Structural.
Typical end uses: External Structural application, Cladding, Flooring, and Joinery.
Durability: Moderately Durable.
Density: 550 kg per m3 at 18% moisture content.
Dimensional stability: It has a tendency to distort when wet or not dried, but once dry, is generally stable.
Fixings: Stainless steel fixings are always recommended.
Strength & Working Properties: It can be sawn and machined fairly well however it can split on nailing so pilot drilling of fixing holes is recommended particularly at board ends. There is a tendency for knots to be loose which can be a problem.
Typical Section Sizes: Ex 25, 32, 50, 75mm x 25, 50, 75, 100, 125, 150, 175mm
Typical Lengths: 2.4m – 4.8m