- Siberian Larch
- European Oak
We are able to supply a range of FSC (Forest Stewardship Council®) certified products under our Chain of Custody certificate: TT-COC-002182 if required..
We are able to supply a range of PEFC (Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes) certified products under our Chain of Custody certificate BMT-PEFC-0610 if required.
David Salisbury carefully selects the best timber for each application within our product range. This is based upon durability, finishing, expansion and stability. Our standard timber for our framework, sashes and roofs where a solid colour finish is required is engineered Siberian Larch unless otherwise specified.
David Salisbury use Siberian Larch exclusively from responsibly managed sources in Eastern Siberia close to the Arctic Circle. We carefully select where our timber is sourced from to ensure it is grown in the optimum conditions relative to that type of timber.
Siberian Larch - Larix Sibirica
With an average yearly temperature of -5ºC, the extremely cold conditions and short growing season means Siberian Larch is very slow growing. Evidence of this can be seen in the very tight grain pattern displayed by the timber. This slow growth is also the key to the excellent properties of the Siberian Larch giving superior durability to both water and insect attack meaning there is no need to treat the timber using chemical treatments. Larch grown in warmer climates, whilst being the same species, exhibits a softer and less durable timber due to the faster growth encouraged by the longer, warmer growing seasons.
Sapele - Entandrophragma Cylindricum
David Salisbury source Sapele from sustainable forest sources in Western Africa. Sapele is renowned throughout the joinery industry for its hardness and durability, as well as the good wood grain characteristics.
We can also manufacture from QB1 grade, air dried, European Oak when requested.
David Salisbury uses a mixture of both laminated, engineered timber and solid timber. Engineered timber has been utilised by David Salisbury for many years to increase the stability of our product, helping to ensure that the seasonal variations in components do not move out of tolerances. Where woodgrain is the main feature of the product, we only used clear faced timber to allow the natural variations to shine through in the finished product.
Glazing Bead & Fenestration Bars
Glazing bead and bonded bar sets are manufactured from Qwood where the product is non-translucent
and does not have any curved beading or bars. Qwood is a composite derived from timber sourced in sustainably managed forests. For any product requiring a translucent ﬁnish or curved beading or bars hardwood will be used.
Use in David Salisbury Buildings
A mix of Siberian Larch and Sapele will be used in all solid colour applications unless otherwise specified. Siberian Larch is our standard timber for frames, sashes and roof timbers whilst utilising hardwood components in fascias and decorative pilasters.
Other timber combinations are available on request.