Increasingly popular in the UK and Ireland, this durable species is used mainly for cladding.
We hold landed stocks of Siberian Larch at our UK port facilities, available for immediate dispatch. With our experienced Russian staff, the language barrier presents no problem for us and we deal directly with the supplying sawmill in Siberia.
The timber comes from genuine old-growth logs, plentiful in this vast forest region of eastern Russia and we take great care in ensuring sustainable sourcing - our Larch is fully FSC® certified.
It is a tough timber, dense and resinous at 750 kg/m3 (much denser than Pine or Cedar) and stable in use when dry. These hard-wearing durable qualities also make Larch the timber of choice for a number of other applications especially flooring where it has been used, for example, in various Olympic velodrome tracks around the world. It is the hardest of commercially available softwood species - Janka scale 1100 lb/in2 (European Redwood is 480 lb/in2).
The natural durability combined with independently verified environmental credentials has encouraged architects to specify this timber where a knotty, maintenance-free cladding is required.