Silver fir – authenticity from native regions
Sustainable forest management begins with the raw material from which the wood for façades is made. Native silver fir is right at the fore here as a native wood. Its regional connection, its good availability and, last but not least, its many possible uses make silver fir one of the most popular woods in the construction industry.
Traditional weather resistance
Silver fir has held a firm place in house building for many hundreds of years. Traditional wooden houses in the Black Forest are the impressive historical evidence of this. Its weather resistance has thus been demonstrated many times over and so it is recommended for external façade design and construction. It seems only logical, then, that the wood has increasingly made its way into modern timber construction over recent years.
Wood properties that are clear to see
When it comes to the appearance of a façade, silver fir is popular above all due to its almost knot-free look. It is flexible, resilient and absolutely resin-free, which makes surface treatment easier and the wood is suitable for almost all profile types. Its bending and compressive properties correspond to those of spruce. Like many wood types, different qualities are also available at häussermann.
Origin: The silver fir can be found in southern Central Europe and in South-West Europe. The main locations for silver fir are in the Black Forest, the Vosges, in the Jura, and in the Swabian-Franconian Forest.
Visual appearance: Straight-grained whitish wood without any core colouration and resin channels. With a clear contrast between spring/summer wood and a pronounced tree ring structure
Average bulk density: 390 kg/m3
Natural durability: 4
Usage: Façade construction, interior fittings
Recommended surface treatment: The resin-free wood is well-suited to all häussermann WoodCare coating systems indoors and outdoors