European Larch is a consistent pinky-red colour with relatively large dark knots. It is the perfect cladding product to create a rustic look on any project as opposed to Siberian Larch. With a durability class 3, it has an anticipated service life of 20-30 years (untreated)
Moisture content of around 16-18%, optimal for external cladding only
Features & Benefits
European Larch is designed to give your project a rustic appearance due to signicant more knots compared to Siberian Larch. Available in multiple profiles and finger-jointed lengths up to 12m
Naturaly durable timber species because of tannins in the wood which creates a high resistance to decay and rot and its high density
Rustic creamy colour with a strong grain pattern. Depending on the grade (ie A/B), the boards may include some, or many, dark black knots. We grade all our timber with the CE mark
A ‘lively’ species, as with all larch, it is prone to distort. Throughout the year, a 145mm wide profile can vary +/- 5mm. Therefore we advise against a TG&V profile, why not have a look at our WB12 profile below
We offer European Larch the highest grades in the industry, Grade A and Grade B (or ‘Unsorted’). Grade A allows for occasional small knots however many boards will be clear of defects. Grade B allows for frequent and larger knots.
The most popular profile is the WB12 as it allows for a hidden fixing. its an all round stable profile compared to the traditional TG&V style
We can offer a full cladding package: Fixings, corner details, factory coatings, finger-jointed lengths up to 12m and delivery nationwide. Enquire about European Larch cladding now
European Larch is available in most standard profiles. We have our own tooling station to craft cutters for bespoke profiles, contact us if you have questions
How to order cladding
When enquiring, to help us create a quotation quicker we need to know the following. Please dont hesitate to phone if you need help deciding, we want you to be happy with the end result
1. Select Timber Species
Choose from a variety of species; Abodo, Siberian Larch, European Larch, Cedar, Oak. Selecting is all down to personal choice (and budget!)
2. Select Profile
What appearance do you want your facade or timber clad project to look? All profiles will give off a different look, we can do all profiles with our on-site tooling station, but ask us if your having difficulty deciding
3. Select type of finish
Choose from a dressed, fine sawn or sawn finish. IF you are planning on staining/oiling/painting then a fine sawn/sawn is highly recommended
4. Coatings (optional)
All timber will weather to grey/silver in time. Fact. Do you want to prevent this or accelarate the weathering process? We can factory coat your cladding and recommend coating to achieve your desired aesthetic. (OSMO) wood stains provide the highest protection against the sun compared to oils.
4. Extras (optional)
Looking for something unique? Ask us about our riven effect (free of charge) textured finishes we can apply to your cladding! We are also the UK & Ireland agents for Holz Technic by Rothoblaas and can supply you with all the fixings you need. Last but not least, make your corners stand out by asking us about our different corner details
4. Delivery Location (important)
In order for us to work out an accurate delivery charge we need to know the site location and if there is suitable access for an arctic lorry – other arrangements can be made if there is limited access
The 2 popular profiles we are constantly machining are the WB12 (vertically fitted) and WB10 (both vertical and horizontally fitted) because they offer a secret fixing. The WB12 can also be machined with a centre and offset groove which gives a mixed width illusion
Economic, attractive and very durable. Superb environmental credentials and insulation properties. Available in a wide variety of densities, colours, strengths & sizes. Wood is a waste efficient and sustainable building material. To name but a few reasons
We are the main distributors for Rothoblaas and can provide you with high tech stainless steel cladding screws and hidden fasteners for rainscreen details. Ask us about Rothoblaas brochures. Some can be viewed on our online shop page
Normally a proforma invoice is sent out with instructions on how to pay. More information can be obtained my phoning our accounts department on 01738 587988.
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Westley Dowdles, ABODO Customer
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Colin Gilmer, Happy Customer
It was an easy choice to move to using Glenalmond Timber’s floor joist system. It gives an improved specification for many aspects of the build, including acoustics, ease of installation, lack of bounce in the floor as well of course as cost effectiveness. A great all-round product, it’s a lot more than just a joist and the level of service from Fraser has been a joy. Whenever you deal with people such as that, the business process becomes a pleasure
Steven Streets, Technical Manager | Muir Group
The larch cladding we got from you is outstanding. We absolutely love the smooth riven effect. Thanks again for supplying the cladding
Adam Turner, Happy Customer
Thanks for the impromptu tour on Friday. I was very impressed with your set-up there, great to see yours and Martin’s enthusiasm for the business and getting quality products out into the market so we can build with quality materials
Angus MacDonald, Morgan Sindall
I just wanted to say a big thank you to you and your team for my order. We received it this morning and I am very impressed with the quality of the cladding and also how well it was all packaged. I would certainly recommend you to anyone who may be looking for cladding in the future.