NORCLAD BRITISH LARCH TIMBER CLADDING
British Larch is an indigenous specie which grows in various parts of Britain which gives an improved carbon footprint to local projects and developments over Siberian Larch.
British grown Larch, known as Larix Europaea, is naturally 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.
BENEFITS OF LARCH
Compared to Siberian Larch, British grown Larch is typically warmer in appearance having a rich heartwood colour, it has a greater number of knots and perhaps more grain character.
Knots are brown and can be scattered and frequent, and they may loosen and weep resin for 12-18 months. It will colour down to a silver grey if it is not protected as soon as installation is complete with a good quality semi or fully translucent UV-radiation protective coating. It is a very strong and hard-wearing wood.
NORclad supply Homegrown Larch timber cladding:
- FSC Certified, sustainably sourced Timber
- Grown within the United Kingdom
- All timber is sourced and machined to CE Quality Grading Requirements
- Faster grown than imported species, large and frequent knots along the length.
All grading information is given as guidance, to meet the criteria set through CE marking, quality and grading requirements. All products we machine in house are selected after machining and before final packaging. For further details on the grade, please contact us, likewise we are more than happy to work with you to create grading criteria bespoke to your project. Products can be supplied as FSC® and/ or PEFC® certified timber.
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