09 May Brookridge Introduces Red Grandis
Already offering the market a comprehensive range of species, Brookridge Timber is about to add a new hardwood species to its portfolio of timber cladding products.
The current softwood range comprises Canadian Western Red Cedar, Siberian Larch, Scandinavian Redwood, Thermowood, UK Western Red Cedar and UK Larch.
Brookridge Timber is now about to add a Hardwood species called Red Grandis to this range
Red Grandis is a straight grained hardwood timber of the Eucalyptus family. Sourced from Uruguay, it is a fast grown hardwood and it is harvested at around 20 years old when it has reached a diameter of around 60cm.
The trees are tall and straight giving it a good straight grain and the forests are well managed and regular pruning ensures there are minimal knots.
Red Grandis has full FSC® certification and is a very stable and dense timber with a durability class of 3 meaning that untreated it is moderately durable.
As this species is only rated as moderately durable we would recommend if being used externally it is pressure treated with our Microshades process to protect the sapwood from rot and insect attack. This would then increase durability to class 2 and working with our treatment partner Koppers we will be able to provide a 30 year warranty on this product against rot and insect attack. This process also gives it a rich colour and details of this process can be found on our website by clicking here
The range will be launched shortly so please wait for a further announcement on the site when is will be ready to go to market. We will have a complete technical specification to present to architects and specifiers and we will also have samples for you to show your customers for a comparison against other species.