If you’ve never visited our Cocking Sawmills woodyard then this little film is for you. Take a tour around English Woodlands Timber HQ at Cocking Sawmills with this videoand find out what it is we’re doing out here all day long on the side of a hill in sunny West Sussex!
The story of a lone timber species, born into a family of Redwoods and destined for greatness. Larch navigates the choppy waters of the 20thC sawmill scene until finding a suitable ambient climate in the hands of sustainability experts, savvy architects and erstwhile masonry users turned carbon aficionados… are you hooked or just confused?!
Read on for some decent 21stC cladding common sense…
As timber cladding gets specified more and more in architectural projects on the grounds of sustainability (aesthetics are a given right?) Larch cladding comes up more and more as the ‘go to’ timber species for the job.
Before I started working for English Woodlands Timber I was told that I would be making my own desk. Having just coming out of college with 3 years of furniture making under my belt I was more than excited. I wanted to have a modern and simple desk which had the timber as the highlight of the desk.
Douglas Fir, friend of forester, sawmiller and woodworker alike.
Overlooked by most for it’s more notorious redwood cousins, Larch and Western Red Cedar, poor old Douglas Fir is taken for granted in it’s own backyard!
Until now… because once you’ve heard the story of dear old Douglas you may never go Larch or WRC again 🙂
Sitting comfortably? Then we shall begin.
The story of fresh sawn cladding timber is centuries old. It’s about a local existence, people using using the materials at hand to create shelter from the elements, creating a home or a school or a communal village building.