Siberian Larch – Larix Sibirica


Imported Siberian Larch comes from the Lake Baykal region of Siberia. It has a consistent creamy yellow brown colour and is slow grown with a tight straight grain. Siberian Larch has a live tight intergrown knot formation and it contains a natural fungicide called arabinoglactan. When exposed to rain and sunlight, Siberian Larch will go an attractive silver grey colour. It is a tough timber, dense and resinous and very stable in use when dry. In the UK it is the hardest commercially available softwood species making is suitable for other applications such as decking as well as timber cladding.

Tech Specs

Botanical Name : Larix Siberica

Wood Type : Softwood

Origin : Russia

Sustainability : From well managed forests PEFC and other certifications available on request

Durability : Moderately Durable Class 3 as per BS 8417

Stability : Once dry it is stable with minimal movement in boards containing heartwood only

Density : 590 – 650 kg/m3

Thermal Conductivity Rating (U Value) : 0.13 W/m2 K

Availability : Sawn, planed and profiled products in a wide range of thicknesses, widths and lengths

Typical Commercially Available Grades in the UK : Unsorted (I-III), Sawfalling (I-IV), Fourths (IV)

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