Please note that iWood is a wholesale timber merchant, and because much of our timber is imported to order, we have a minimum order amount of £1,000 ex VAT (£1,200 inc VAT).
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Example pricing for iWood Timber British Larch Beams
If you enter the following settings into the calculator above, this is the price you'll get:
Fresh Sawn Merchantable Grade: 100 x 100mm x 2m
£22.15 inc (£18.46 ex)
(Product #: IW-5-18-29
Alternative Species Price Comparison
If you want to know how these timbers differ from each other and whether they'll be suitable for your project, call the iWood sales office on 01889 279 018.
British Larch Beams
iWood's British Larch Beams are cut fresh to your sizes in UK sawmills. It has light brown colouring with towards orangey hues.
With regard to its price, strength and durability properties, its very similar to British Douglas Fir.
The main benefit of Larch, is that it's the only British timber that can easily be graded to the BS 4978 C24 Strength Class.
British Larch Common Uses
British Larch is used widely in construction for timber framing, trusses and A-frames, as well as outdoor structures and for fence posts. It's heavily used in house building and where certain strengths need to be attained.
It's suitable for most applications where you might use Oak, but with a lower price.
British Larch Appearance
Home Grown Larch is fairly straight-grained with strong and clear annual growth rings. The timber has a warm, pale orangey colour, sometimes going into a pale pinkish red.
It is a fairly knotty timber which adds to its character.
Grades of British Larch
The price above is for our high quality Fresh Sawn Merchantable grade home-grown Larch. This is suitable for the majority of Larch work unless a specific strength class is required.
Customers sometimes come to us needing British Larch specified to a specific Strength Class. Larch is the only British Beam Timber that can be easily graded to C24, an incredible high strength grade, with similar timbers only achieving C18, unless provided in large section sizes.
It's more commonly requested to C16. These strength classes are sometimes requested by architects or structural engineers in order to perform structural calculations on the structures being created with the timber.
If you need Larch graded to C18 or C24, please send us the list of the sizes you need and we will quote them for you.
Sizes of British Larch Beams
We offer Larch beams in thicknesses and widths from 25 to 300mm, and in lengths up to 6m. We can sometimes source sections outside of this range so check availability with us if required.
It is standard practice to supply the beams over-length for you to cross-cut exactly on site.
These beams are rough sawn and so will have a tolerance of +- 4mm or so. There will also be slight band saw marks on the surface, which is to be expected often cherished for the look it gives. You can feel free to plane or sand them smoother when you receive them.
Grown In Britain
iWood is a proud, certified member of Grown in Britain, the UK's initiative to prove the source of timber at every step of the supply chain. Ask if you need your timber to be Grown in Britain certified.
Benefits of British Larch Beams
As with all British timbers, the reduced transport requirements make Larch incredibly environmentally friendly when compared to imported timbers. It has a very low carbon footprint, which is becoming more and more important for a lot of new builds.
While it can make it slightly trickier to work with, British Larch can contain quite a lot of resin, which gives it great rot-resistant properties and means it doesn't require any form of treatment. This is only anecdotal, but many people swear by British Larch for fence posts, even over European Oak, which is technically a more durable timber.
Buying British Larch Beams
You can order Fresh Sawn Merchantable Grade British Larch straight from this website. Enter your sizes above to get your prices, then add them to your basket. You can then choose to save everything as a quote for later or check out securely online. You can even choose to pay over the ‘phone or we can raise you a pro-forma invoice so you can pay by bank transfer.
As soon as your beams are ready, our transport team will be in touch to arrange delivery with you.
What Other Timbers Might I Consider?
Price-wise, British Larch Beams are on par with British Douglas Fir Beams. If you are the decision maker, the slight difference in colour may sway you so have a look through the photos.
As for the other British Timbers, the slightly more expensive British Western Red Cedar Beams are more durable, yet still have a low carbon footprint.
If you're looking for the best durability, you could consider European Oak beams. They're slightly more expensive but are a lot more durable (10 + years over Larch) and are also available planed.
British Larch Beams Gallery
Timber Species Information
3 - Moderately durable
(Learn about durability)
885 Kg/m3 (wet) - 550 Kg/m3 (kiln dried)
Architect / Design Specify
Fresh Sawn Merchantable Grade
Fresh Sawn Merchantable Grade British Larch from iWood Timber
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How long do our deliveries take?
We get the very best timber selected for your list and cut directly at UK sawmills so deliveries usually take place around 35 to 45 Working Days after you place your order.
Costs of delivery
We base our delivery costs on where you're located. Make sure that you check out our
delivery costs page
Our delivery lorries visit different parts of the country on different days, so once your order is ready we will work with you to arrange a delivery day for when one of our lorries is in your area. We will always arrange the delivery day in advance with you.
We deliver weekdays Monday to Friday between the hours of 8am to 5pm. Our delivery vehicles will have multiple jobs on them which can affect the delivery time to you, depending on factors such as traffic and how long it takes to offload the previous jobs. The driver will call you in advance with an estimated time of arrival to make sure you'll be there.
Aside from delivery locations that are priced on application, your delivery will be provided with means of offloading from the truck. This may be by HIAB (lorry with a crane arm), or by supplied manpower. The method will be determined by the haulage company we use based on your location and available options at the time. Please note, both offload options will drop your order to the side of the lorry, they won't be able to carry it around the back of a property, for example.
For areas that are priced on application, by default, we will quote for delivery on a flat-bed lorry that you'll need to arrange to offload yourself. We can quote for offloading on request, but to these areas it's usually prohibitively expensive, and cheaper for you to hire a forklift, or arrange to have enough people on-site to offload.
How our orders for wood work
Once your secure order is placed, you should get an email that confirms exactly what you've ordered. Once we receive you're order from our sawmill and wood suppliers and we're ready to ship it out to you, we'll give you a call to confirm a delivery with you.