| >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
| > 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
| You could try:
| Or Robbins in Bristol.
| Good luck!
| John T
Many thanks. I have used this site which linked to a supplier and he
supported my idea of using larch for this purpose.