Eucalyptus is an Australian hardwood. In nature, there are about 700 species of eucalyptus. Most people know this tree because of its medicinal, antimicrobial, and antibacterial properties, but it is also widely used in the construction industry.
The most popular type is Eucalyptus Red Grandis. Nowadays, it is mainly grown on plantations in South America. The tree may vary from 43 to 55 meters in height, and the diameter of the tree trunk is from 1 to 2 meters. Trees grow tall and straight with a minimum knotting. In plantations, the trees are planted carefully to allow enough light and space for rooting; they are also trimmed and managed by specially trained foresters providing the best possible specimen.
The advantages of Eucalyptus
Eucalyptus Red Grandis has many advantages over other sawn timber used in the industry. We firmly believe that this is one of the best hardwoods on the market that gives the best value the money can buy. The end user will definitely appreciate its quality and benefits.
Eucalyptus Red Grandis lumber is stable, durable and dense, making it ideal for outdoor use. Eucalyptus is extremely functional and versatile solid wood, because it is suitable for both construction and decorative purposes. In construction industry, it is widely used for timber frames, cladding, decking and floor boards. Also, wood is ideal for joinery and production of high quality furniture.
The durability and resistance of wood to fungi and mold were independently tested in the UK by TRADA (Timber Research and Development association) technology. Eucalyptus Red Grandis has durability class 2-3 (durable to moderately durable). In comparison, the durability class of Siberian larch is 3-4 (moderately durable to slightly durable). The high modulus of elasticity of the Red Grandis is 15,200 MPa compared to Siberian larch being 11,800 MPa. This means that terraced boards from Siberian larch should be at least 30% thicker in order to achieve a corresponding elastic effect of Eucalyptus Grandis when secured to a joist.
Eucalyptus Grandis is very similar to Mahogany in terms of hardness, density and durability, and is a cross between mahogany and cherry.
The natural appeal, durability and price of Eucalyptus makes it the best choice for exterior cladding and facade finishing. The wood cladding of the facade not only gives the building durability, acoustic and thermal characteristics, but also creates a cozy and modern style, natural beauty and harmony.