European Redwood Timber Cladding2021-02-16T13:05:51+00:00

NORCLAD EUROPEAN REDWOOD TIMBER CLADDING

European Redwood is a very popular specie for timber cladding, this specie is also known as Scots Pine. European Redwood is a well known specie which is imported from Scandinavia.

It is used and has been used for centuries for many Internal and External Joinery applications. This specie works easily and well with both hand and machine tools, but ease of working and quality of finish is dependent upon the size, and number of knots, and degree of resin present.

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Detailed Information

Wood Type
Softwood
Origin
Europe
Sustainability
From responsible sources – FSC® and/or PEFC® certified timber
Availability
Sawn and planed products in a wide range of thicknesses, widths and profiled patterns.
Colour
The sapwood is creamy-white to yellow in colour, the heartwood is pale yellow-brown to red-brown, resinous, and usually distinct from the sapwood.
Quality
NORclad typically offer European Redwood in A, or A+ Grade, a B Grade product is available for lower specification projects.
Typical end uses
Widely used in both Cladding and Decking scenarios.
Durability
Moderately durable.
Density
510 kg/m3 at 16-18% moisture content.
Dimensional stability
Moderate.
Fixings
Stainless steel fixings are always recommended.
Strength & working properties
For its weight, the timber is strong and moderately hard, Redwood machines well, allowing a nice smooth finish.
Typical section sizes
Ex 25, 32, 50, 75, 100mm x 25, 50, 75, 100, 125, 150, 175, 200mm
Typical Lengths
2.4m – 5.1m

Grades

All grading information is given as general 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.

We also offer further information on European Redwood with Euro Class B Fire Treatment.

NORclad ‘Brunnea’ Redwood A+

  • PEFC/ FSC Certified, sustainably sourced Timber
  • Imported from Scandinavia
  • Selected boards for a very low number of knots
  • All timber is sourced and machined to CE Quality Grading Requirements
  • Available lengths from 2.1 – 4.8m+ (common lengths 3.9, 4.2, 4.8m)
  • Max live knot diameter on face: 18mm. 1 knot per metre on average over a 4.5m length.

NORclad ‘Brunnea’ Redwood A

  • PEFC/ FSC Certified, sustainably sourced Timber
  • Imported from Scandinavia
  • All timber is sourced and machined to CE Quality Grading Requirements
  • Available lengths from 2.1 – 4.8m+ (common lengths 3.9, 4.2, 4.8m)
  • Max live knot diameter: 40mm. along the length of timber.

NORclad ‘Brunnea’ Redwood B

  • PEFC/ FSC Certified, sustainably sourced Timber
  • Imported from Scandinavia
  • All timber is sourced and machined to CE Quality Grading Requirements
  • Available lengths from 2.1 – 4.8m+ (common lengths 3.9, 4.2, 4.8m)
  • Max live knot diameter: 60mm along the length of timber.

Treatments & Bespoke Products

Treatments

Treatments can be applied to various cladding species to enhance or alter their colour or give them long term protection against the elements.

The treatment process impregnates wood cladding with a blend of preservative and Brunnea pigment.

From experience to date, exposure trials and commercial practice, you can expect the appearance of Brunnea treated wood to enrich after initial exposure.

NORclad Lite provides a 30 year warranty against rot & fungal decay.

The treatment process impregnates wood cladding with preservative and copper.
Without any pigment in the treatment, your timber cladding will naturally weather to a silver grey over time.

Bespoke Products

The requirements of every project is different and we’re here to help ensure that the cladding you specify is the right one for you. We offer bespoke services ensuring that your cladding is fit for purpose.

The NORclad range of cladding is available with fire protection to the following British and European standards.

Euroclass B-s1-d0 (s1 Smoke Production – d0 Flaming Droplets).

BS EN 13823 & BS EN 11925-2 Single Burning Item Equivalent to UK “Class O” BS 476: Part 6 & BS 476: Part 7

Aerofoils and Bespoke items are an area where we have no ‘standard’ Timber Species, Size, or Profile.

A great way to give an elevation a softer appearance, to over clad elements of a large structure that would otherwise be quite intrusive – the large slab side of a car park or sports hall for instance.ey over time.

Use timber decking to modernise your outdoor area.

Timber Decking can be machined from any species that we offer, although a timber such as Western Red Cedar is very soft, and could damage easily. The most popular species that we offer for our decking is European Redwood, in either an Unsorted, or Fifths grade.

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Get in touch for other requirements, including bespoke profiles, halflap profiles, various sized PSE boards and Window reveals/cill.

Specify

If you have decided that Timber Cladding is going to be one of the materials on your project the next step is to create a specification that will meet the criteria and expectations you, and your client have.

NORclad will be happy to talk through what is available and enable you to select, amongst others: species, profile, size, treatment, requirement for Euro Class B, service life.

We offer installation guidance, detailing guidance based on TRADA documentation, with a wealth of knowledge and information on how different timbers will perform over the life span of your project.

Considerations that should be made when it comes to weather, along with how elevation and design variations can impact timber cladding.

Please get in contact if you would like NORclad to create an H21 specification for you, or download direct via NBS here.

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