The materials used in the design of each home defines the character of the building and the identity of the surrounding area. Addressing each of these elements, and to create an eco-friendly living environment, Russwood’s stylish, hard-wearing and contemporary Siberian Larch cladding was chosen to be incorporated into the exterior finish of each house.
Russwood Ltd is a Scottish supplier of high-quality, sustainable timber cladding, decking and flooring. Its Siberian Larch cladding boards share the inherent beauty and provide a highly attractive and durable external finish. Siberian Larch cladding is
renewable, reusable, ultimately biodegradable, contains minimal embodied energy and is an FSC® certified product sourced from sustainable forests.
Timber is the only material used in building construction which is completely renewable. Using timber in long-life building applications means more trees will have been planted, grown and harvested before the timber product reaches its end of life: significantly reducing emissions compared with other materials. Russwood’s Siberian Larch cladding is a popular cladding choice due to its aesthetic beauty and excellent durability. It is extremely versatile, being suitable for most external cladding applications, and ensures a contemporary look to your house.
The presence of tannins in Siberian Larch creates a high resistance to decay and rot, making it one of the toughest and most durable softwoods. Its high density means that it is more difficult for decaying organisms to penetrate the wood, resulting in a lifespan of many generations when subject to general outdoor exposure.
The tightness of the growth rings and the high proportion of late wood in Siberian Larch enables a smoother machine finish and enhanced dimensional stability. Additionally, Russwood’s Siberian Larch is kiln-dried to 16-18% (+/-2%), the optimal moisture content for external cladding. Due to its high percentage of heartwood and a minimum of sapwood, Siberian Larch is an extremely dense timber and as such, is not easily damaged.
To achieve improved longevity and a more refined contemporary finish, Russwood’s Siberian Larch cladding was vacuum coated in production controlled conditions with a quality, three-part water-based paint system.