European Oak

Specie Properties  -  read in conjunction with the General Notes

01. Common Name / s

English, German, French Oak according to country of origin.

02. Botanical Name

Quercus robur.

03. Primary Origin

UK and Europe.

04. Colour & Figure

Heartwood - pale yellow darkening with exposure.
Sapwood   - creamy and distinctive.

Grain usually straight however a little coarse and uneven in texture.

05. Density

Seasoned  -  675 kg/m3       

06. Hardness

Janka Rating     -  6 
Relative Rating  -  Firm

07. Durability
  (above ground)

Only suitable for weather protected applications.

08. Weather Exposed


09. Grade Options

Select – premium timber that has a clean look with a few natural growth characteristics included.
Ideal for use were appearance is of importance.               

10. Leaching

Not applicable.

11. Thickness
  (finished dressed)

Most dressed sections are 19mm, 30mm and 40mm in thickness with little availability of thicker dry sections.

12. Width
  (finished dressed)

Generally are in the range from 65mm to 180mm with some wider boards available for special applications.

13. Length

Generally limited to 4.2M in any volume and heavily available in lengths ranging from 2.4M to 3.6M in 300mm increments.

14. Price Guide

Relative Cost - 200 Units  (compared to Western Red Cedar at 100 units)

15. Coating

Not Applicable.

16. Coating

Factory pre coating can be offered in UV cured lacquer for non-hard wearing areas, spray applied two pack polyurethane for hard wearing applications or oils for other applications.

17. Availability

As an imported timber some limitations to the availability of volumes of set lengths and certain demand sizes is inevitable. Availability should be checked at the time of tendering and followed up prior to project commencement to ensure lead times can be met.
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