As one of the most useful and frequently used timbers across the globe, Douglas Fir has been a popular choice for centuries. Grown in Western North America, these medium to extremely large evergreen trees have a rich substrate that typically has a dark tan red colour in its heartwood, with lighter tan sapwood. In this blog post, we will dive into the features and benefits of Canadian Douglas Fir cladding, and what makes Brookridge Timber’s Canadian Douglas Fir cladding so special.
Natural & Sustainable Timber Cladding
Canadian Douglas Fir cladding is a natural and sustainable material that is commonly used in exterior construction projects. One of the key benefits of Douglas Fir is its strength, making it a popular choice for structural purposes. It is also known for its excellent workability, which means it can be shaped, cut, and sanded easily. This makes it an ideal material for cladding applications where a high level of precision is required.
Sound Tight Knot Grade
At Brookridge Timber, a leading south west timber cladding supplier, we offer Canadian Douglas Fir cladding that is processed to a Sound Tight Knot grade. This means that the timber has small, tight knots that give it a natural and rustic appearance. The Sound Tight Knot grade is similar in appearance to saw falling Siberian Larch, and when exposed to UV, it will gradually turn a beautiful silver-grey colour over time. This gives it a timeless appeal that architects and designers love.
Durable Exterior Timber Cladding
One of the unique features of Canadian Douglas Fir exterior timber cladding is its durability. Our cladding timbers can be pressure treated to provide added protection against fungal decay and insect attack. This treatment ensures that the timber remains strong and stable for many years to come, even in harsh weather conditions.
Sourced From Well Managed Forests
In terms of sustainability, Canadian Douglas Fir timber cladding is a great choice. At Brookridge Timber, we source our timber from well-managed forests that are certified by FSC® and PEFC. This means that the timber we use comes from forests that are responsibly managed, and for every tree that is harvested, another one is planted.
Canadian Douglas Fir cladding has a medium stability rating, meaning that it is less likely to warp or twist over time. This is important when it comes to cladding, as it ensures that the cladding remains flat and uniform, providing a clean and attractive appearance. Additionally, the timber has a moderately durable class 3 rating as per BS8417, which means that it is resistant to decay and insect attack.
A Range Of Sawn And Planed Timber Products
At Brookridge Timber, we offer Canadian Douglas Fir timber cladding in a range of sawn and planed products, mainly 25mm thick ex100m and 150mm widths. Our cladding timbers are available in two grades: Sound Tight Knotted and Clear. The Sound Tight Knot grade is perfect for those looking for a natural and rustic appearance, while the Clear grade is ideal for those who want a clean and uniform look.
Canadian Douglas Fir Cladding – Versatile & Strong Timber Cladding
We are a leading south west timber cladding supplier and our Canadian Douglas Fir cladding is a versatile and sustainable material that is perfect for a range of exterior construction projects. Its strength, workability, and durability make it a popular choice for architects and builders around the world. At Brookridge Timber, we are proud to offer high-quality Canadian Douglas Fir cladding that is sourced from responsibly managed forests and processed to a Sound Tight Knot grade.