Thermopine® is a timber with enhanced stability and durability, produced by thermally modifying Scandinavian grown Scots Pine using only heat, steam and pressure. Less substrate movement means a paint coating can last up to three times longer than when applied to non-modified timbers, substantially reducing the maintenance requirement and in turn, the lifetime cost of the product. The advanced, highly controlled modification process results in a reduction of the wood’s tendency to shrink and swell whilst reducing its vulnerability to wood destroying organisms.
Yes. Scots Pine is modified using only heat, steam and pressure. No chemicals or hazardous substances are used.
Heartwood of Scandinavian Scots Pine, thermally modified to create a dimensionally stable timber free from resin. Re-graded in-house to our own exacting standards.
Uncoated boards have a uniform chocolate-brown colour which will quickly weather to grey, however due to its superior coating performance, boards are most commonly supplied painted.
Sustainably sourced from well managed forests. PEFC certified.
Can be factory coated in SiOO:X original or pigmented versions, to achieve a weathered look at an accelerated rate.
Exceptional durability (Class 2 - 3 BS EN 350-2) due to thermal modification.
Ideal substrate for factory coating. Commonly painted black, or choose from Russwood’s Standard Colour Guide for more options.
Prominent figuring with an abundance of structurally sound live round and splay knots, some of which display cracks and chipped-off edges after machining. An occasional dead knot cannot be ruled out.
Low - classified by BS EN 350-2 as approximately 450 Kg/m³ at a moisture content of approximately 6-8%.
Can be treated with fire retardant.
Suits a variety of project types. Ideal for factory coating due to enhanced dimensional stability.
Thermal treatment results in substantially reduced swelling and shrinking of the timber, reducing dimensional movement by up to 50% making Thermopine® a very stable timber.
Can be produced in a planed or wire brushed finish.
Very few timber cladding products can compete with Thermopine® on its performance characteristics. Thanks to the thermal treatment, Thermopine® boasts excellent dimensional stability, enhanced durability and absence of resin pockets. It’s the ultimate timber substrate for low maintenance factory-coated Teknos paint finish in dark colours.Dominykas Maurusaitis Architectural Liaison Supervisor
Browse and compare virtual Thermopine® samples from the comfort of your home or office; the quickest and most sustainable way to view our range of samples. Click on the 3D icon and tilt or zoom to view the texture, grain and colour of the boards or use the highlight feature to see how light and shade affect the aesthetic.
Thermopine® can be produced in the following face-fix and secret-fix profiles.
Learn more about our range of cladding surface finishes; from smooth, planed boards, to textured finishes specifically developed to enhance coating performance.
Thermopine® can be factory coated in your choice of colour from Russwood’s paint range, or with SiOO:X for a weather appearance at an accelerated rate. Thermopine® can also Fire Retardant treated with Burnblock, but not in combination with another coating.
How timber is fixed is fundamental to its long-term performance in terms of both appearance and durability. These are the recommended fixings for use with Thermopine®.
Cladding screw for effective fixing and neat detailing.Learn more
Compensation strip designed to prevent direct contact between timber elements.Learn more
Environmentally friendly, engineer-assessed, method of fixing timber cladding.Learn more
An innovative secret-fix solution for open rainscreen cladding.Learn more
For optimal fastening of tongue and groove cladding.Learn more
Thermopine® starts from £42 per m² excluding VAT. Prices are based on a minimum quantity of 50 m² and coatings add an additional cost of approximately £20-25 per m². Prices are subject to change due to the fluctuating prices of timber and should be used as a guide only. For the most up-to-date prices please contact our sales team.
Yes, Russwood’s dedicated Architect Liaison Team can assist architects with selecting the best timber cladding species, coatings and fixings for their projects, ensuring both the performance and aesthetic requirements are met. We can also assist with writing the H21 (external timber cladding) National Building Specification (NBS). Find out more about the services we offer to architects.
To receive a quotation or to place an order, get in touch with our Technical Sales Team who will be happy to assist.
Our handy Cladding Comparison table allows you to compare species information and timber properties at a glance.