Yes, it’s true, Softwood Timber is not softer or less dense, but is better than Hardwood. Softwood is made from Gymnosperm trees such as Conifers. It is the source of 80% of the world’s timber production. The major regions which are producers of Softwood are majorly the Baltic Region (including Scandinavia and Russia), North America and China. The response to the work done on them in terms of joining them with adhesives and their adsorbing tendency is much better than Hardwood Timber. The easiest way to distinguish between these wood types is by the color of wood. The softwood timber is much lighter in color than the usual hardwood timber.
Technically speaking, the softwood timber has open cells as compared to hardwood timber. It can be treated much better and is quite durable when it comes to construction of Timber Framed Buildings. We are sure every woodworker prefers this and use this type of timber in his work.
Softwood timber usage can be put to fencing panels, gates, trellis, decking, landscaping, support posts, newel posts, cladding, garden gates, balustrade spindles, handrails, Baluster rails, joists, beams, ledger boards, weed barrier, stair string and fascia.
Softwood is naturally sustainable, bio-degradable, and recyclable, so it is the most environmentally friendly construction substance. Custom Timber Buildings Ltd prefers this type of wood in construction of Timber Building constructions. Grading and treatment is also available with the softwood that we supply. We only provide high quality Softwood Timber for construction needs. We supply Softwood Timber anywhere in the UK as per your requirement.