With open jointed cladding systems, special consideration needs to be given to the type of breather membrane used. A UV resistant high performance breather membrane is recommended for use with this type of cladding.
Rainscreen cladding forms part of the SILVALarch™ range of kiln dried Siberian Larch decking, cladding, boards and corner trims produced in-house by Silva.
SILVALarch™ cladding is 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™ rainscreen cladding is available exclusively through Silva. It is sustainably sourced from well managed forests and supplied with full FSC chain of custody certification.
Widths and Lengths
SILVALarch™ rainscreen cladding is available from stock in the following sizes:
Widths: 21 x 96, 21 x 121 and 21 x 146mm
Lengths: 3.00, 4.00 and 5.10m
You can check current stock availability and select your chosen board width and length(s) from the drop down menu above. Full pack quantities are also available .
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. For more information on the benefits of kiln dried timber click here.
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.
Save time and money - order your SILVALarch™ cladding factory coated
When coated with a suitable finish such as Sansin Enviro Stain, the natural colours and unique grain patterns of Siberian Larch will come alive and project a warmth and beauty that will make your outdoor project look stunning. .
Save time and money by ordering your SILVALarch™ Siberian Larch cladding factory coated. It’s delivered to site ready to install at any time of year.
A complete range of cladding materials
In addition to cladding, our product range includes Tyvek® breathable membrane, stainless steel nails, door / window trim, soffits, fascia, barge boards, corner sections and a wide range of coatings and cleaning products.