Douglas Fir, when compared with European redwood (usually called' unsorted' softwood) it is some 60 per cent stiffer, 40 per cent harder and more resistant to suddenly applied pressure or weight. It has a dense grain which makes it perfect for good quality finishing. You can paint it, stain it, varnish it or leave the wood as it is to see it's natural rose colour.
Douglas Fir is a slow grown softwood timber that was imported to the UK in 1827 by it's namesake - David Douglas. It carries a durable classification giving good longevity and very minimal movement that requires no treatment due to the density of its grain. It is a stable softwood and performs considerably better than many other of a similar price and quality.
Douglas Fir is the strongest of our homegrown softwoods. It’s nearly as tough as nails! It can cope with heavy duty framing, groundworks, cladding and landscaping. Like Oak, there’s not a lot it can’t be used for externally.