Radiata Pine is a popular softwood that is known for its versatility and unique benefits. As a leading timber cladding supplier in the south west, Brookridge Timber is proud to offer thermally modified Radiata Pine cladding to our customers.
What is Radiata Pine Cladding?
Radiata Pine, commonly known as Monterey Pine, is a species of coniferous tree that is native to the central coast of California in the United States. It is also widely grown in other parts of the world, including New Zealand, Australia, and Chile, where it is grown for timber production. Radiata Pine is a fast-growing softwood species that is highly adaptable and can grow in a variety of conditions. It is a popular choice for timber and wood products due to its strength, and versatility.
In its natural state, Radiata Pine timber for cladding is only slightly durable, but it can be modified through a continuous kilning process to increase its durability from class 4 to class 2. This process involves heating the timber to 212 degrees Celsius while protecting it with steam.
Benefits of Thermally Modified Radiata Pine Cladding
Thermally modified Radiata Pine cladding has several benefits, including its durability and low shrinkage. The timber is highly resistant to decay and insect attack, making it an ideal material for use in external timber cladding applications. The low shrinkage and warping of the timber also means that it is less likely to warp or twist over time, ensuring that your cladding will remain looking great for many years to come.
Unique Benefits of Radiata Pine Cladding
One of the unique benefits of Radiata Pine exterior cladding is its virtually knot-free appearance, which is ideal for cladding projects where a clean, uniform appearance is desired. The timber has a beautiful golden brown colour with each board exhibiting its own natural grain, and the process makes the timber extremely stable, with very low shrinkage, warping, or twisting.
Special Features of Brookridge Timber’s Radiata Pine Cladding
At Brookridge Timber, we take pride in sourcing our Radiata Pine cladding from well-managed forests certified by FSC® and PEFC. Our thermally modified Radiata Pine cladding is also virtually knot-free, making it an excellent choice for projects where a clean, uniform appearance is desired. Additionally, our timber cladding has a beautiful golden brown colour and is highly durable, ensuring that your cladding will remain looking great for many years to come.
Brookridge Timber – Your South West Timber Cladding Specialists
If you’re looking for a high-quality timber cladding supplier in Somerset or the south west, look no further than Brookridge Timber. Our thermally modified Radiata Pine cladding offers several unique benefits, including its virtually knot-free appearance, durability, and low shrinkage. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help with your timber cladding needs.