Larch (Larix)

Co2timber Bespoke Service Larch

Bespoke Service

Not everything is standard! click here for details.
Co2timber Feather Edge Larch

Feather Edge Cladding

Traditional cladding, information and pricing click here.
log lap Larch Cladding

Log Lap Cladding

Tradition style cladding for Summerhouses etc, information and pricing click here.
Co2timber PTGV

PTGV Cladding

Tongue and grove cladding, information and pricing click here.
Co2timber Rain Screen Larch Cladding

Rain Screen Cladding

External cladding which allows air flow, prices from information and pricing click here.
Co2timber Rain Screen Larch Fencing

Rain Screen Fencing

Contemporary Fencing allowing air flow, prices from information and pricing click here.
Co2timber Shadow Gap

Shadow Gap Cladding

Similar to PTGV profile but gives a square edge joint, information and pricing click here.
Co2timber Shiplap Larch cladding

Shiplap Cladding

Contemporary smooth finish cladding, information and pricing click here.
Co2timber Open Joint Slatted Larch Fencing

Slatted Fencing

Contemporary Slatted Fencing, information and pricing click here.
Co2timber Larch square edge boards planks

Square Edge Planks

Standard sizes in depth of 25mm and 50mm information and pricing click here.
Co2timber Tongue and grovee Larch

Tounge & Grove Cladding

Traditional T & G Cladding, prices from information and pricing click here.
Co2timber Waney Edge Larch

Waney Edge Cladding

Traditional cladding style used for centuries, prices from , information and pricing click here.
Co2Timber European and British Larch European Larch Larix decidua or Larix europaea is one of the most durable species of coniferous wood. Owing to its slow growth rate it has an unusual durability for a softwood.

Owing to its high density Larch has an excellent wear and impact resistance rated BS EN 350 class 3 moderately durability (see below). It's ideal for cladding, flooring page, decking and landscaping projects commercially or for the home garden.

Please note home grown (British) Larch traditionally has more live knots than imported larch. Should you require a hardwood or contemporary finish please see redgrandis.co.uk.

The heartwood is pale reddish-brown to brick-red in colour, sharply distinct from the narrow, lighter coloured sapwood. It is a very resinous wood, with noticeably obvious annual rings a straight grain, and a fine, consistent texture.

It’s wholly sustainable with great supply routes from properly managed forests.

Larch is a like Douglas Fir, a good all rounder. It is good for joinery or furniture work. Super for flooring and excellent as air dried external cladding , looks great with a machined profile because it has a nice machined surface because the grain is nice and fine.

Timber is a natural product therefore the products we supply has variations in markings, shape, colour, size, texture. The Seller neither guarantees nor warrants that such variations will not occur, or that the Goods will conform to any sample either in markings, size, shape, colour and general quality.

Technical Info from Trada

Mechanical Strength: Generally tough and hard with good strength properties (Jap 30% softer than Eu/Sib) and known to be 50% harder than Scots Pine

Durability: Home-grown = slightly durable,  Imported = moderately durable Treatability: Extremely difficult although sapwood easier (maybe UK will be easier re: less resin?)

Moisture movement: Small, across the board

Texture: Fine

Density: 530 (Jap = soft) to 590 t Kg/m3 (dry)


Durability

When selecting your timber type for your project it is worth taking in to consideration BS EN 350 timber durability class.

Durability is the ability of a species to resist decay either naturally or through preservatives. The Class is based on the ability of the heartwood (inner part of the tree) to resist fungal decay. The sapwood (the living outermost portion of the tree)is considered not durable and should not be used for external projects without preservative.

BS EN 350 has 5 classes of durability they are:-

Class 1 to 3 can be left as untreated timber, a natural ageing process will accrue e.g. Cedar will turn a grey colour. Class 4 and 5 will need to be treated with preservatives.

For further information see www.greenspec.co.uk/building-design/cladding-durability-quality