Silva’s FSC certified, kiln dried Siberian Larch decking is well manufactured. Boards are of a consistently high quality – exceeding the official industry recognised GOST 26002–83 grading standards.
Deck boards are planed smooth with a radius edge so the finished deck surface will be both comfortable underfoot and pleasing to the eye.
The timber used to manufacture Silva’s Siberian Larch decking is cut from sustainable old growth logs harvested in the Irkutsk region of Siberia.
Wood fibre from this harsh climate (long cold winters) is much sought after for its natural growth characteristics – exceptionally slow growing therefore dense with tight grain and relatively few, well interspersed, small sound knots.
Silva’s Siberian Larch decking is produced from a consistent and reliable raw material that is kiln dried at source to a moisture content of 16 – 18% (+/-2%). Among its many benefits the kiln drying process enables the boards to dry uniformly to achieve optimal stability, have a finish applied immediately and to be installed without the need for acclimatisation on site.
The main characteristic of Silva’s sawfalling grade Siberian Larch is the inclusion of occasional small, well interspersed sound tight knots. These are also known as live knots or intergrown knots. Live knots are cut from the part of a tree trunk where the branches are still living and are therefore bonded into the surrounding wood fibre. They are tightly encased and do not contain any rot or dead wood.
Siberian Larch heartwood has a colour palette consisting of aesthetically pleasing warm golden brown, light brown and pale red brown tones.
SILVALarch™ boards are produced from the highest quality slow grown Siberian Larch from the Irkutsk region of Russia, an area that experiences long, cold winters and short summers. Wood from this harsh climate is much sought after for its natural growth characteristics – exceptionally slow growing therefore dense with tight grain, and relatively few well interspersed, sound tight knots. With immediate access to a plentiful supply of old growth logs from this vast forest area, our supplier is able to provide us with Siberian Larch of an exceptional quality that far exceeds the official 'GOST 26002-83' grading standards.
It is important to note that Siberian Larch (Larix sibirica) is not to be confused with European Larch (Larix decidua, Larix europaea), which grows mainly in continental Europe and also here in the UK. Although related, Siberian Larch has different physical properties and is widely regarded to be a superior material. Notably it has a different appearance, it is more dimensionally stable, denser and more durable (due to its growing conditions) than its European cousin.
SILVALarch™ boards are available exclusively through Silva. They are sustainably sourced from well managed forests and supplied with full FSC chain of custody certification.
SILVALarch™ is kiln dried to a moisture content of 16-18% (+/-2%), the optimal moisture content for external cladding in the UK. Among its many benefits over air drying, the kiln drying process enables the boards to dry uniformly to achieve optimum dimensional stability. It also enables immediate application of coatings and minimises site acclimatisation. Read more about the benefits of kiln dried timber.
A Complete Range of Decking Materials
Silva stocks everything you need to build a superb Siberian Larch deck. In addition to decking, our product range includes (from the ground up) weed suppressant membrane, concrete piers, structural timbers (beams/joists), structural screws, joist hangers, connectors, stainless steel deck screws, and a wide range of coatings and cleaning products.
Silva Timber: A Leading Importer of Siberian Larch
Silva is one of the UK’s largest importers of Siberian Larch. With direct links to some of the biggest and best Russian sawmills we can offer a wide range of Siberian Larch products in large volumes as well as smaller orders. If you are a manufacturer or reseller then talk to us about your Siberian Larch requirement.