18 July 2012
in Oak & Decking Products
Whilst we specialise in hardwoods, we have recently extended our decking range to include boards cut from Siberian Larch.
Until now, the only softwood we have used for decking is Cedar, as it high levels of natural oils make it particularly resistant to insect and fungal attacks.
Siberian Larch also has outstanding qualities that provide a durability normally only found in its hardwood cousins. It is particularly noted for its dense grain structure and resinous composition.
In its native Russia, the Larch is known as ‘The Tree of Eternity’. It is hardly surprising; buildings constructed from the timber remaining standing in Russia today, most notably in Siberia.
An abundance of trees can be found in the region. For a softwood timber it is extremely slow-growing and is responsibly harvested, so also has strong environmental credentials.