Why choose Siberian Larch?
With its lustrous golden-brown colour and striking grain patterns, Siberian Larch is a highly attractive wood species. Its good looks and physical/mechanical properties make it much sought after for exterior applications such as cladding, decks, fences and screens.
It can be installed horizontally to accentuate length or vertically to accentuate height and is perfect for both interior and exterior use.
However, the most amazing feature of Siberian Larch cladding is its natural resistance to decay with a proven life expectancy of 50+ years (when correctly detailed).
What are the differences between the Siberian Larch grades?
SILVALarch™ is graded numerous times at source and then again at Silva Timber during the production process.
SILVA A - the highest grade (comparable sawn grade ‘Unsorted’), containing the largest amount of mostly clear timber.
SILVA B - our most popular grade (comparable sawn grade ‘saw falling’) allows slightly more knots and other natural characteristics than A.
SILVA C - an economical grade that includes more frequent knots and a greater number of larger knots (comparable sawn grade ‘Fourths’)
Does larch cladding need treating?
The hardness of Siberian Larch, which is highly correlated with its density, makes it difficult for water and fungi to penetrate the wood. This has a positive effect on coating performance, helping to maintain a better appearance and reducing maintenance.
Siberian Larch cladding from Silva can be supplied factory coated enabling it to be installed at any time of year regardless of the weather or temperature.
Is Larch sustainably sourced?
Using Siberian Larch has positive environmental implications. It is a sustainable resource, with the annual growth far exceeding the annual felling rate.
Why choose Silva Timber?
Silva Timber stocks a wide range of Siberian Larch cladding grades and profiles sourced from the Irkutsk region of Russia. Wood has been carefully selected to ensure that it meets the highest standards of quality at the most competitive prices.