Offering a versatile and attractive alternative to redwood, clear softwoods are naturally durable, lightweight and aesthetically pleasing. Western Red Cedar and Larch are very popular for cladding, whilst Douglas Fir, Hemlock and Southern Yellow Pine are popular in staircase construction.
Softwoods come from coniferous forests that grow in cool temperate climates. They grow more quickly than hardwoods and can often be stronger.
Suitable for both internal and external applications, clear softwoods carry many benefits. Not only are they cheaper than hardwood, but they also grow a lot faster too - a benefit for those who are concerned about the environment.
Clear softwood is a very adaptable building material, it can be used for a wide range of projects such as walls, cladding, doors, furniture and ceilings. Unlike hardwood, clear softwood is extremely light so it is very easy to work with. Don’t be fooled by the name, softwood can last for up to 30 years - it’s strong and it’s durable.
At International Timber, we’re one of the few importers who stock clear softwood. Our extensive range includes New Zealand Pine, Southern Yellow Pine, Cedar Shingles, Siberian Larch, Hemlock, Douglas Fir and Western Red Cedar. So, you can be sure to find the perfect clear softwood for your project.
If you need more advice on the right type of timber for you, do not hesitate to contact us. Our experts are trained to provide you with the best advice, here at International Timber.