We generally recommend Larch as a structural timber e.g. Window frames, sills, furniture, flooring and the like because it is the hardest of the soft woods. Western red cedar on the other hand has traditionally been used for external cladding, it's lighter, more durable and by nature has stood the test of time. Also great for summer houses, green houses, conservatory, boat building, garden offices/workshops, all sorts of timber constructions along with decking rails, balusters, spindles, Yorkshire Boarding, and raised beds.
All the timber we supply has a low carbon footprint without compromising the quality of the timber. Here at CO2 Timber we aim to keep our carbon footprint and that of the products we produce to a minimum and encourage sustainable practices. We use our off cuts in our commercial wood burning stove to heat our workshop in winter and provide heat for our kiln drying process.
We supply to Trade, DIY's, Contractors, Builders, Manufactures, Architects. Being a sawmill we offer a bespoke service for all those non standard sizes planks boards and cladding and can cut to size and finish as required.
If you want to timber clad your building and have any question please contact us.
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