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Timber Density

Timber Density

Understand why it matters

Density is an important factor that significantly impacts the performance and longevity of timber cladding, so it is an essential consideration for architects, builders, and homeowners.


High-density wood is generally more resistant to moisture absorption, insect infestations, and fungal decay, and is less likely to warp, crack, or split when exposed to changing weather conditions.

Typically, the higher the density of a timber, the greater its structural integrity, which not only makes it capable of withstanding external forces such as  wind impact and pressure, but also allows for better fixing and installation, resulting in a longer-lasting and more reliable cladding system overall.

Higher density wood typically has finer grain patterns and more consistent colouring, which enhances the visual appeal of the cladding and it can also provide better insulation against temperature fluctuations, potentially leading to improved energy efficiency within the building.

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