LCLarch Cladding (Siberian Larch)
About Siberian Larch Cladding
Siberian Larch originates from the coldest and most inhospitable parts of Northern Europe. Siberian Larch is very resinous and extremely hard, making it one of the toughest and most durable softwoods in the world. When used as cladding, it is known for it’s toughness and durability as well as being resistant to hard impact. It is ideal for really exposed elevations or areas where there is likely to be physical damage, such as knocks or scrapes.
The wood is a beautiful golden yellow colour with a strong grain pattern. The trees are very slow-grown which results in tight growth rings.
The heartwood is resistant and the sapwood moderately resistant to preservative treatment.
The resinous heartwood is pale red-brown to brick red in colour with clearly marked annual rings. The wood is straight grained, contains knots and has a fine uniform texture.
Siberian Larch is available in two grades and we can supply either grade as follows:
Grade A (Unsorted)
– The majority of the boards will have knots. The knots are fewer and tighter than the sawfalling grade. This makes it ideal for more contemporary projects.
Grade B (sawfalling or fourths)
– This grade contains regular, sound, tight knots and it makes a great alternative when working to a smaller budget.