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SILVERTOP ASH

Profiles

Available in:

● Cladding: Shiplap T&G
● Lining: Shiplap T&G
● Decking: Dressed timber
● Battens & Screens: Pencil round, square edge & bevelled edge; dressed and rough sawn
● Combination Cladding: T&G

Description

Silvertop Ash is a beautifully coloured timber. It is predominantly a light honey with warm nut-brown tones. This species is proving to be one of the most popular cladding, decking and flooring timbers available.

Silvertop ash is a large, moderately durable Australian hardwood that grows in the southern and central coast and tablelands of New South Wales, eastern Victoria and north eastern Tasmania. It is also known as ‘coast ash’ due to its occurrence along the coastal areas of the cooler eastern states.

Bushfire Resistance

Durability

Durability is defined as the resistance of a timber species to decay, or to insect attack. A scale of low to high has been adapted for above ground durability.

4 = low (0-7 years)
3 = Moderate (7-15 years)
2 = Reasonably High (15-40 years)
1 = high (More than 40 years)

Silvertop Ash has a durability level of 2

Seasoned Weight

850kg/m3

There are 6 recognized levels of ratings; from BAL (low), BAL 12.5, BAL 19, BAL 29, and Bal 40 to BAL FZ (highest). The relevant Australian standard AS3959 provides the requirements built in these varied bushfire risk areas.

Bushfire Attack Level for Silvertop Ash is (BAL) 12.5, 19 and 29