VG SILA (Vertical Grain Siberian Larch) is a naturally durable and aesthetically refined timber cladding product. Particularly popular for projects with a requirement for both timber cladding and decking as using VG SILA creates a consistent look throughout the project. Finger jointed boards allow for long lengths of up to 6 metres.
Our current stock of Siberian Larch was procured pre-conflict and as such retains it’s FSC and PEFC accreditation and chain of custody.
A mix of the highest grades of Siberian Larch and comprised of vertical and semi-vertical grain boards. Approximately 70% virtually clear grade (knot free).
Will weather to a muted grey tone over time, with finger joints fading out. Ideal for seamlessly blending cladding and decking to weather naturally.
Sustainably sourced from well managed forests. FSC® certified.
Can be factory coated in SiOO:X original or pigmented versions, to achieve a weathered look at an accelerated rate.
Naturally durable (Class 3 BS EN 350-2).
Due to the natural durability and beauty of VG SILA cladding, it is generally left untreated to weather naturally.
Finger jointed cladding with exceptionally straight grain. Virtually clear of knots. Warm mix of colours, from light reddish brown through to golden browns.
Dense. Classified by BS EN 350-2 as approximately 628 Kg/m³ at a moisture content of approximately 16–18%.
Can be treated with fire retardant.
Clean and contemporary cladding option. Popular for projects with a requirement for both cladding and decking.
Very good stability due to vertical grain. Up to 50% less movement than with flat-sawn boards, which results in minimal shrinking and expansion.
Can be produced in a planed finish.
VG SILA is an outstanding timber for projects which require both cladding and decking as a consistent look can be carried throughout. The finger jointed vertical grain boards mean it’s very stable and aesthetically clear.Dave Warwick Cladding & Decking Sales Supervisor
Browse and compare virtual VG SILA 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.
VG SILA is available in one standard profile, which is also suitable for decking.
Standard width: 92mm
Standard thickness: 27mm
All VG SILA boards are run through our planning mill to create a smooth, planed finish.
Due to the natural durability and beauty of VG SILA, it is generally left to weather naturally. It can, however, be factory coated in SIOO:X, or with your choice of colour from our Teknos paint range. VG SILA can also be fire-retardant treated with Burnblock.
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VG SILA starts from £54 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.
We offer UK wide delivery on all of our products. Please contact our sales team for a quote.