Timber

Redwood, Pine (Pinus Sylvestris)

This softwood is also referred to as European Redwood, Scots Pine and Red Deal.

The sapwood is creamy-white to yellow in colour and narrow, particularly from the more northern regions becoming wider in the southern regions. The heartwood is a pale yellowish-brown to reddish-brown in colour, resinous and usually distinct from the sapwood. The growth rings are clearly visible by the later wood. The timber quality is directly affected by conditions of growth, climate, soil, elevation more than most timbers because of its wide and varying distribution. These factors also affect the texture, density, size and knot count.

After kiln drying to between 14% & 20% for normal construction and joinery purposes redwood has a density of approximately 510 kg/m³

MET sources all redwood from well managed forests, located within the more northern regions of Europe having either FSC® or PEFC™ certification.

Generally redwood is sorted into a number of quality grades, has a medium density making sawing, cutting and machining relatively easy. MET machining processes convert the sawn boards into a variety of finished products including planed all round (PAR), skirting, architraves, decorative mouldings, cladding and flooring.

Whitewood, Spruce (Picea Abies)

This softwood is also referred to as European Whitewood, Finnish Whitewood, Scandinavian Whitewood, Russian Whitewood or Norwegian Spruce
Whitewood is straight grained with a smooth and even texture having a colour variation from white to light yellow. The wood fibre has a medium density with excellent strength properties. Kiln dried between 14% and 20% for general carpentry & joinery purposes means that sawing and machining is easy as well as gluing, jointing and assembly.
When used in the building and construction industry, whitewood products are typically structural, such as timber studs, joists & trusses. Other internal uses include flooring, stairs and door linings. Externally whitewood can be used for fascia boards & cladding. However, it is more commonly used for outdoor building construction, landscaping and fencing.
MET sources all whitewood from well managed forests, located within the more northern regions of Europe having either FSC® or PEFC™ certification.