SPECIES

Of the 50+ timbers in the Brooks glossary all can be used for either internal or external cladding.

Here we have highlighted just a few (Western Red Cedar, Siberian Larch, Douglas Fir, European Oak, Fingerjointed Sweet Chestnut, Kebony Clear, Kebony Character, Thermowood® Redwood and British Larch).


Other species can be found in the sections of the website titled Hardwoods, Softwoods and Structural Hardwoods in the SAWN TIMBERS section.

WESTERN RED CEDAR

Popular reddish brown cladding that ages to silver grey if left unprotected
Durable | Density 330-390kg/m3

SIBERIAN LARCH

A popular choice due to its aesthetic beauty
Slightly to moderately durable | Density 570-650kg/m3

DOUGLAS FIR IMPORTED (Coastal Clears)

Versatile reddish-brown, mostly clear of knots and generally close-grained
Moderately to slightly durable | Density 510-550kg/m3

EUROPEAN OAK

Yellowish-brown in colour with a distinct silver grain: a northern hemisphere favourite
Durable | Density 670-760kg/m3

KEBONY CLEAR

FSC®/PEFC® certified wood with enhanced cell structure and a clear knot-free appearance
Class 1 durable | Density 750kg/m3

KEBONY CHARACTER

FSC® certified wood with enhanced cell structure and a smooth surface containing knots
Durable Class 1/2 | Density 610kg/m3

THERMOWOOD®REDWOOD

Modified by heat-treating Scandinavian Redwood. Medium brown on delivery
Has improved durability | Density 450-540kg/m3

BRITISH LARCH

Pale orange/brown to reddish brown offering a natural and cost-effective choice
Slightly to moderately durable | Density 470-650kg/m3

SWEET CHESTNUT

Golden colour (similar to oak) that will weather to a natural silver tone if left untreated
Durable | Density 540-65kg/m3