Articles: Unsorted Siberian Larch

Traditionally, iWood have always supplied Siberian Larch in a Sawfalling grade, which is a characterful timber. Siberian Larch is a durable timber which can be used for both cladding and decking.

Sawfalling is the second highest grade we can supply in Siberian Larch, and we are now offering a higher grade alternative called Unsorted in our cladding profiles. The Unsorted Siberian Larch is almost knot free leaving you with a clear contemporary finish.

As a cheaper alternative to other imported timbers, Siberian Larch is excellent value for money, its natural habitat makes it more hard wearing than its British counterpart. The wood is also a nice creamy colour, although unless treated, it will turn silver grey when left in the sun.

Unsorted Siberian larch for New Builds and Remodels

Contemporary, modern, clean, are all words that can be used to describe Unsorted Larch. It is an ideal timber for any new build or remodelling project where you want a clean modern finish using a traditional timber. Particularly when using the machined tongue and groove, shiplap or rainshield profiles.

Siberian Larch is also cost effective and a green economical solution for your cladding needs. The timber can be maintained using a UV protector to keep the colour of the wood or you can let it go silver grey over time as it is bleached by the sun.

Fixing Your Timber

Fixings for your Siberian larch (and any other timber for that matter) must be stainless steel nails or screws depending on preference. Otherwise the metal will react with the tannins in the wood and rust, they will also leave a horrible blue stain on the surface of the wood.

We supply treated softwood battens for fixing the boards too as well as corner pieces and fascia board. If you would like to put a breathable membrane behind your cladding you can source one form a local builders merchant.