Species for building

There are numerous wood species in Europe suitable for construction. Generally, coniferous softwood such as Spruce, Pine, LarchFir and Douglas fir are most frequently used species for buildings.

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In Nordic countries, sawmills are technically-advanced and lead the world in quality and productivity, delivering the economic and environmental benefits of large-scale with increasingly tailor-made production.

Almost half of the sawmilling products go directly to the building sector. A major part of this is construction timber used for beams, studs and other load-bearing elements. Spruce/whitewood (also called Norwegian spruce) is the predominant species for building and construction timber. It is stress-graded and available in different strength classes.

Other sawmilling products are used for further processing. Indoor and outdoor panelling is a big segment, with many sawmills planing the timber to different profiles to provide a variety of panel types. Spruce/whitewood is predominant for outdoor usage and pine/redwood (also called Scots pine) for indoor usage.

European Wood (in China)
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Sino-European Wood Center
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