Softwoods offer good durability, strength, and longevity whilst some softwoods are also very affordable when compared to hardwood.


Douglas Fir

A moderately durable, hard softwood with minor moisture movement. Mainly sourced from british woodlands Douglas Fir remains to be a popular choice for heavy duty framing, groundworks, cladding and landscaping.

Western Red Cedar

Highly durable, lightweight, and possesses natural preservatives that provide the ultimate resistance to fungus and insect attack. A fantastic choice when it comes to cladding.


Slightly durable, inexpensive and light in colour. Larch is fairly resistant to moisture movement and possesses good strength capabilities.