Barge Board replacement - Larch


I want to buy larch planking as a replacement for my house bargeboards. Some suppliers have told me that they would supply white pine but I do not believe that this has the same ability as Larix decidua which can withstand exposure to all weather and only a little less durable than oak. Larch from Bavaria is the best but I do not know if this is imported into the UK.
Beemer
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Hello Beemer,
I would agree about durability of larch, that is why wooden trawlers were almost always planked wit it (on oak frames).
I dont know about Bavarian larch being superior, i think a few craftmen might have their own ideas!
Mintoes Sawmill in Northumberland used to supply tons of thiss to the fishing boat building industry, but alas the site is now a builders merchant.
You could try:
http://www.ashs.co.uk/PageAccess_id_1.htm
Or Robbins in Bristol.
Good luck! John T
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| >I want to buy larch planking as a replacement for my house bargeboards. | > Some suppliers have told me that they would supply white pine but I do not | > believe that this has the same ability as Larix decidua which can | > withstand | > exposure to all weather and only a little less durable than oak. Larch | > from Bavaria is the best but I do not know if this is imported into the | > UK. | > | > Beemer | > | > | Hello Beemer, | | I would agree about durability of larch, that is why wooden trawlers were | almost always planked wit it (on oak frames). | | I dont know about Bavarian larch being superior, i think a few craftmen | might have their own ideas! | | Mintoes Sawmill in Northumberland used to supply tons of thiss to the | fishing boat building industry, but alas the site is now a builders | merchant. | | You could try: | | http://www.ashs.co.uk/PageAccess_id_1.htm | | Or Robbins in Bristol. | | Good luck! | John T | | | John,
Many thanks. I have used this site which linked to a supplier and he supported my idea of using larch for this purpose.
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What was known as Pitch Pine in marine terms is also one of the best. Many older fishing boats were made of this, and I know som which are still in good condition 60 years later. However, salt water is far kinder on wood than fresh (rain) water.
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| > I want to buy larch planking as a replacement for my house bargeboards. | > Some suppliers have told me that they would supply white pine but I do not | > believe that this has the same ability as Larix decidua which can | withstand | > exposure to all weather and only a little less durable than oak. Larch | > from Bavaria is the best but I do not know if this is imported into the | UK. | > | > Beemer | > | > | What was known as Pitch Pine in marine terms is also one of the best. Many | older fishing boats were made of this, and I know som which are still in | good condition 60 years later. However, salt water is far kinder on wood | than fresh (rain) water. | | | Brian,
I have found a larch supplier and only hope that the cost is not prohibitive.
thanks,
Beemer
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