European Redwood Timber Cladding – The Ultimate Guide to European Redwood Timber Cladding
European Redwood, also known as Scots Pine, Pinus Sylvestris or Scandinavian Redwood, is a very popular softwood specie that is known for its good quality. It is a sustainably sourced timber, imported from privately owned forests with FSC or PEFC Certification in Scandinavia and Russia. The quality of the timber is greatly affected by the conditions of growth, climate, soil, elevation and other factors. Its properties make it an ideal species for internal joinery, as well as cladding and construction.
Appearance of Scandinavian Redwood
European Redwood is a particularly light colour. The sapwood tends to be a creamy-white to yellow colour, and the heartwood is usually a yellowish-brown or reddish-brown colour. When NORclad Brunnea treatment is applied, the pigments consistently enrich the colour over time, holding its colour for longer than other traditional species of timber, making it an aesthetically pleasing specie.
Redwood Timber Properties and Durability
Redwood timber is strong and moderately hard, especially when you consider its weight. The species has an average density of 520 kg/m3, and is lighter than Douglas Fir, or Siberian Larch.
The timber has excellent machining properties, it can also be planed to a smooth, clean finish in a wide range of thicknesses, widths and profiles.
European redwood isn’t as durable as a Siberian Larch or a Canadian Western Red Cedar, although once treated with the NORclad ‘Brunnea’ we are able to offer a formal 30 year warranty against rot and fungal decay.
Is Redwood a Hardwood?
European Redwood isn’t a hardwood specie, it is in fact a softwood specie.
Softwood species, including European Redwood as well as Canadian Western Red Cedar and Siberian Larch, make up the vast majority of all wood used in the world, accounting for approximately 80% of all timber. This is largely because softwood species tend to be cheaper and easier to work with.
Redwood Timber Cladding Maintenance and Treatment
Its open cell structure and low moisture content (usually 12-14%) makes it an ideal timber species to treat, to protect it from insect attack and fungal decay. NORclad Brunnea treatment, a trusted and reliable treatment that preserves the wood from attack, termites and fungi, works especially well on European Redwood. This particular treatment is an effective and cost-efficient way of taking care of your wood, and requires little maintenance.
European Redwood Timber Prices
Scots Pine is cheaper than several of the other traditional cladding species, such as Canadian Western Red Cedar. With many different grades available in treated Redwood we can work with you to find a grade/ criteria to meet your requirements.
However, for the best and most reasonable redwood timber prices, we strongly advise getting a quote from one of timber specialists today. No matter how much timber you require, or what your project involves, we will be more than happy to help. We are passionate and confident about being able to deliver the best value to all our clients, so make sure you get in contact with us for the best advice and assistance regarding your project.
If you are unsure as to whether European Redwood is the most suitable specie for your building project, don’t worry, we supply a wide range of timber species. Whatever your project entails, we are sure to have a suitable wood specie that will ensure you get the results you are after. Our team are also able to discuss the logistics of your build and help make sure that you have everything you need.
In addition to timber cladding, European Redwood can also be used in whole host of different exterior and interior applications. It is often the desired specie for decking, structural beams and furniture, to name just a few examples.
Tips for Using European Redwood
European Redwood is a timber specie that possess numerous favourable properties and accessories. It’s ability to deal with a wide range of scenarios means it can be used for multiple purposes. However, deciding which grade of European Redwood to use can be slightly trickier. Here at NORclad, we offer the timber specie in “A+”, “A” and “B” grades. For help and expert advice on deciding which grade is best for your individual project, please don’t hesitate to get in touch today.
European Redwood Profiles
European Redwood is available in a range of profiles. Cladding profiles all offer slightly different variations and different profiles can suit a certain type of project better than others. The most common cladding profiles include shiplap, feather edge, square edge, waney edge and tongue and groove.
To find out more about each type of profile, take a look at our range of guides –
Buy Redwood Timber UK
If you’re looking to buy high-quality European Redwood, be sure to take a look at the grades and profiles available from NORclad. We offer the timber specie in “A+”, “A” and “B” grades but will also be more than happy to work with you to create grading criteria bespoke to your project.
All European Redwood timber we supply is sustainably sourced and PEFC/FSC certified.
Find out more about our redwood timber or request a quotation today.
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