Recognised for their versatile and lightweight properties, softwoods are a popular choice for projects such as interior mouldings, construction framing and window manufacture. They are also used in the production of sheet goods like fibreboard and plywood.
Unlike hardwood timber, softwood is sourced from gymnosperm trees such as conifers. Specific species include pine, spruce and cedar. This type of timber is fast-growing, easy to manipulate and less dense in comparison to hardwood. As a result of its lower density, it is common for softwood timber to be infused with biocides to make it more durable, particularly for outdoor projects.
There are a plethora of advantages to using softwood timber. Most notably, softwoods offer greater flexibility and can be used for a variety of purposes. Additionally, their fast grow rate means that they are highly sustainable – this also makes them cheaper to purchase in comparison to hardwood.
Here at International Timber, we stock a range of softwood timber products to suit the needs of every project. From European Redwood and Whitewood, to Russian Redwood and Glulam, you can count on us to provide you with the best timber product.
Softwood timber can be used for both indoor and outdoor projects, so whatever your needs may be, rest assured that with our help, you’ll be able to find a suitable solution. Whether you require softwood cladding, decking or flooring, our team of timber specialists can provide you with all the help and advice you need to choose the right softwood product.
Take a look at our softwood product range today.