Is often a yellowish shade. As a result, it is a good timber for machining, joinery works and can be high pressure impregnated against rot and fungal decay, staining and painting depending on colour and finish. The quality of this timber is strongly affected by the conditions of growth, such as climate, soil, elevation, etc. These growing factors will influence things like density, size, knots, and texture.
Is another softwood and is a very popular timber for external cladding. It is a very durable timber with very little movement and is imported from Canada, however, British Western Cedar is becoming available due to demand. Western Red Cedar has a stunning colour making it very popular. It is more expensive than other choices of timber cladding but can last up to 60 years.
Is a hardwood famous for its durability and sturdiness. It is grown in the UK which makes it a very eco-friendly timber that is widely used for UK construction. It is also an eco-friendly timber because it has a much quicker growth cycle so the timber can be replenished much quicker. It is a hardwood which is why it has made it popular for external cladding and decking. Sweet Chestnut absorbs stains and paint in a natural way which gives a finish that looks natural.