English larch has striking colour variations from pinks, browns to creams depending on which part of the tree it is cut. There are some dark brown knots which can loosen as the wood dries, this occasionally results in resin patches that may ooze a little at first and sometimes during subsequent hot summers. If left untreated larch cladding fades to a silvery grey over a period of time and as nature does it's work.
English larch is very strong and a very hard-wearing wood. Due to it's super high resin content English Larch can prove to be twice as durable as common pine.
English larch is highly suitable for cladding buildings in a traditional style and offers a cost effective alternative to our oak claddings. Rebated for the featheredge to fix flat for additional stability and improved weather resistance.
Using rebated feather-edge horizontal boards for cladding, it is possible to reduce the overlap to 25mm but you should have a 2mm gap to allow for possible expansion of the boards.
BS EN 350-2 English Larch is described as moderately durable and as such can be used externally without treatment if no sapwood is present. Larch sapwood is however generally accepted to be almost as hardy as the heartwood.
The advertised price is per M2 (Square Metre) This featheredge cladding is fresh sawn for use outside! Please remember to make allowances for a minimum 35mm overlap on each board when making your calculations (50mm is preferable).