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Siberian Larch Cladding A/B Grade in stock now!

Sale Price per Linear m is £5.95 + Vat  –  Boards random lengths upto 4m ( mainly 3m & 4m lengths  with some shorter lengths)

146mm x  21mm Larch Cladding – Secret fix tongue and groove. These boards have can be  fixed with no visible fixings. Each board has a line that screws should be fixed into the next board will then cover the screw hiding it from view.

Our T&G Larch Cladding boards can be used Vertically or Horizontally.

This style of board has been designed specially for The Contemporary Fencing Company Ltd. Who wanted a versatile board that could be used for cladding with no visible fixings.

Key facts about Larch Cladding:

  • These T&G Boards are perfect for cladding garden buildings or homes.
  • These T & G boards  are secret fix, so no fixings will be visible once installed.
  • Our Larch is graded A/B
  • Larch is a hard wearing wood that will last outdoors with no treatment
  • Larch is Kiln Dried and so is perfect for painting
  • Ideal for creating high spec fencing panels

Siberian Larch is often a very popular timber choice for its appearance. It is regarded as having a very desired finish and provides beautiful colouring and texture. The shapes and patterns of the grain are very aesthetically pleasing and provide real character to fencing panels.

It is a slow growth, high density softwood which makes it one of the hardest commercial softwoods available. It is 50% harder than Scots Pine and this is one of the reasons why it is such a desired timber. This high-density characteristic makes it very durable and perfect for external cladding fencing as well as other features like joinery, decking, and flooring.

Due to this durability, it is a wood that isn’t as vulnerable to knocks, scrapes and scratches as other woods. This is an important aspect for fencing.

What is Siberian Larch?

There are many types of larch, each belonging to the Larix genus. Siberian Larch is known scientifically as Larix sibirica.

This particular species grows natively as far west as the Finnish border, with distribution eastwards towards central Siberia in Russia — hence the name! The species has also been introduced to Canada, the US, Iceland and Greenland.

Siberian Larch is a ‘frost-hardy’ tree; it’s capable of surviving in freezing, adverse temperatures. When fully grown, it reaches heights between 20 and 50m and has needle-like leaves, with a 1m trunk diameter.

As a result of its extreme native climate, Siberian Larch grows extremely slowly. Interestingly, however, these inhospitable growing conditions imbue the timber with many useful and practical properties, suiting it to many purposes — particularly exterior projects.

Is Siberian Larch a hardwood? Technically, the answer is no — coming from a coniferous tree, it’s officially classified as a softwood. Despite this, Siberian Larch is actually one of the hardest softwoods in the world. As a result of its punishing ‘upbringing’ in sub-zero Siberia, larch has plenty of hardness and natural durability. In fact, it has greater density than many hardwoods!

Once harvested, Siberian Larch starts its life as a golden-yellow wood, but left untreated, will eventually weather to a beautiful silvery-grey