What is Siberian Larch used for?
Primarily exterior cladding and exterior joinery products in the UK. In Scandinavia the material is used for decking applications without the need to use chemical treatments and in Germany it is popular for interior flooring, so as to achieve a hard wearing ‘antique pine’ finish.
Does Siberian Larch have any unique qualities?
With severe winters and short summers Siberian Larch is a very tight grained timber, denser and stronger than other softwoods, with a high percentage of heartwood. It has high impact resistance due to the material being naturally very hard and has the ability to resist dents and damage thereby ensuring fewer opportunities for fungal attack. The timber has good dimensional stability and machining characteristics with visually attractive grain and knot characteristics.
Who buys your Siberian Larch?
Timber Importers, Merchants and other Manufacturing industries.
What is your minimum order?
Pack lots and up. Typically customers collect 1-2 pack lots, otherwise we can arrange delivery for half or full loads direct from our facilities at Goole, East Yorkshire.
Are your Siberian Larch products environmentally certified?
Yes, we offer FSC / PEFC products. Larch is not classified via CITES. It is a species of ‘least concern’ - in fact incremental growth exceeds material which is being harvested: the northern boreal forests are growing!
Is there more than 1 type of Siberian Larch?
Buyers should be aware that other species with different characteristics are available in the UK market: Larix decidua (European Larch which is typically more open grained and redder in colour) and Larix dahruica (Eastern Siberian Larch with a higher frequency of small knots)