Increasingly popular in the UK and Ireland, this durable species is used mainly for cladding.The timber comes from genuine old-growth logs, plentiful in this vast forest region of eastern Russia ensuring sustainable sourcing.
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.
The natural durability combined with independently verified environmental credentials has encouraged architects to specify this timber where a knotty, maintenance-free cladding is required. The timber can be allowed to weather naturally, eventually achieving a uniform grey appearance. However if that is not the required finish, Siberian Larch will accept all forms of paint, stain and surface preparation allowing an endless variety of colour tones to be achieved.