Here the reasons why we choose Larch as our main timber.
Larch Is Super Strong
Despite being classed as a softwood, Larch trees are very slow growing in comparison to other timbers. This slow growth makes the timber really dense as it takes around 30-40 years for a Larch to grow to maturity.
If you watch some plants grow, they shoot up, but not these beauties – slow and steady which consistently produces dense and beautiful timber. This makes it one of the most durable woods feasibly available to you.
Larch Naturally Resists Warping
Timber tends to warp or bend because of changes in moisture levels within the wood. As the moisture increases when exposed to the elements, the wood contracts or expands causing warping. Larch is so much denser, it offers much more natural protection by making it more difficult for moisture to penetrate the wood than with other types.
Larch Has Natural Resistance To Rot And Decay
We mentioned how long it takes for the European Larch to grow – this slow growth also gives the tree plenty of time to really pack itself full of the resins it naturally produces. Combining these extracts with the density of the wood, this powerful combo creates a high resistance to decay and rot, making it more difficult for decaying organisms to penetrate the wood. With a lifespan of over 50 years, European Larch is known to be one of the most durable and toughest softwoods available with that natural strength and resilience as part of its structure.
Larch Naturally Repels Insects
The last thing you want is to take your time choosing the perfect timber for your fence or decking, only to have insects endorsing your choice too. Some wood types make the perfect home for our native bugs but luckily Larch isn’t one of them.
All of those resins that it’s jam packed with, have antiseptic properties and naturally repel bugs and pests which we usually have to look out for. The added beauty of this is that the resins are part of the wood which make all of it a very unappealing home, rather than just a repellent coating which could wear off or be penetrated.
Larch Is Highly Sustainable
In such an environmentally conscious world now, we are all far more mindful of the impact of our buying decisions. You can relax here though, as the natural growth rate of Larch means it grows at more than five times the rate at which it is being harvested. Also knowing that for every tree felled, the equivalent of five more are planted in its place, gives us and our customers peace of mind over the sustainability of choosing Larch
Larch Is Great Value For Money
Larch natural levels of resins limit how much maintenance is needed to keep them protected along with its long lifespan and combined with how abundantly available Larch is, both mean the price of Larch offers a slightly higher return on your investment. Whichever you opt for though, you can certainly be sure of the longevity of these hardy timbers!
Last But Not Least… Larch Stays Stunning
The beauty of Larch definitely isn’t hidden – it’s a stunning wood from the start with plenty of character. The density of the wood as well as the volume of resins create a really interesting wood with plenty of grain and texture without weakening the wood. This wood also ages beautifully changing from its initial golden warmth through to silvery grey tones which it is regularly sought out for.
If you’d prefer to keep the warmer hues, you can apply a UV protection to reduce the fading effects of the sun. The consistency of the woods straight lines, their strength and durability, and their natural presence of enhancing resins position them as one of the best types of timber for your fencing and garden needs that you could possibly get.
Add to these facts that they are stunning to look at and enhance the natural beauty of any garden project too – the bigger question is why wouldn’t we choose them?
They are the perfect accompaniment to any contemporary garden projects with long lasting effects
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