Douglas fir is a Native timber species with some fantastic attributes for the building and construction trade. It is the strongest of the home grown softwoods making it the go to timber for many tradesmen when erecting frames and cladding buildings.

Douglas fir is very well suited for cladding as it is very strong and versatile it will not mark and dent easily compared to other softwood species. It has a high resin content so will be able to withstand many years of harsh weather. When freshly cut it bears a pink colour that changes to a Reddish brown and as is the case with almost all timber it will slowly change to a silver grey colour when exposed to the weather.

Douglas fir cladding is not easy to treat due to the density and high resin content; however, we believe it looks best left to age to a silver grey colour giving it a traditional timeless look. There are however oils on the market that are suitable to treat the timber to help preserve the beautiful natural colours.

Technical information
Sawn Profiles are available
Length:2m – 6m
Machined profiles are available
Width:65mm – 140mm
Length:2m – 6m

We source only home grown Douglas fir and hold a stock of trees ready to be milled into beams and cladding. Below are some examples of Douglas fir cladding types we have produced in the past.