Updated: Jun 27
At Scottish Wood we mill and stock naturally durable Scottish Larch for a variety of projects.
The high-density characteristic of Larch makes it very hard-wearing and perfect for external projects - Larch isn't as vulnerable to knocks, scrapes and scratches as other woods, the resin content makes it resistant to rot and decay, while the density of the wood means it needs little treatment or maintenance making it ideal for Cladding buildings, whether it's your home a hut or even your caravan, Larch makes a fantastic rain screen with a beautiful naturally rustic look.
Larch Cladding available from Scottish wood cut to order through our Sawmill.
• Batten on Board • Board on board • Waney edge • Thin Waney edge • Profiled
For more information on our Cladding including dimensions and prices visit our website!
For a guide on what to expect from Scottish timber cladding and an overview of recommended wood types, installation practices, and techniques to ensure the best results in protective timber cladding have a watch of our Scottish Larch Cladding information and instructional video for ASHS (Association of Scottish hardwood Sawmillers) from the Scottish Wood yard.
Vertical Cladding A traditional Scottish Cladding. A single layer of boards is nailed vertically with gaps in between each board. a second layer of either boards or narrower battens is then applied over these gaps (this enables the boards to expand and contract. The essential air gap for ventilation is maintained behind the cladding with a vertical spacer and with the support battens. The timber used is air dried or fresh sawn with sap wood removed. Costs are kept low because timber is "off saw" with no planing or drying required. A planed finish can be produced if requested, prices will vary. Horizontal "shaped" cladding Supplied in Naturally durable Scottish heartwood Larch, these boards have been shaped, or profiled, so they can overlap and have a flatter profile. Please note this profile can only supplied depending on stock availability as it is cut from Air-dried stock. Natural Edge This style goes on the wall horizontally, and consists of wider boards with one natural (waney) edge and one sawn edge. The upper board overlaps the board below leaving the natural edge visible giving a rustic appearance. An overlap of 38mm (1.5 inches) is a standard overlap for this profile. Boards are attached to vertical battens to ensure there is adequate ventilation between the wall and the cladding. Simple to install, the cost can be kept low because "off saw" unseasoned boards can be used.
Important points to note Timber expands and contracts depending on the moisture content in the air. Timber cladding is designed as a "rain screen". This means that some moisture is likely to penetrate on occasion and this is where the air gap for ventilation is essential to allow good air flow and evaporation of moisture. Larch will colour to a silver grey over time, however if preferred you can paint or treat your timber to preserve the golden colour. Only heartwood of Larch is naturally durable without treatment. Designs which incorporate waney edge will have some sap which will deteriorate more quickly over time.
For further information or to place an order please contact our Sawmill directly.
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