Silvertop Ash Cladding

Silvertop Ash has many distinctive features including noticeable growth rings, gum veins and pencil streaks. These characteristics are the reason why this timber makes it great for visual applications. It grows in the southern and central coast of New South Wales, eastern Victoria and north-eastern Tasmania. The colour varies from a pale to medium brown and oftentimes has a light amount of feature which can give a recycled timber appearance.

Common Names Ash, Silvertop
Size (mm) 
Appearance Gum veins, Pinhole borers and Pencil streaks
Colours Brown and sometimes pinkish
Grades Standard & Better
Janka Rating 9.7
Botanical Name Eucalyptus sieberi

Description

Silvertop Ash colouring varies from a warm pale to medium brown, occasionally with a hint of pink or muddy yellow. The texture of Silvertop Ash timber is medium to fine and the grain is typically straight but occasionally interlocked. Care needs to be taken when drying Silvertop Ash because of its proneness to surface checking on the tangential surface. Additionally, it is slow to dry.

Silvertop Ash is a moderately durable timber and it has also been found to provide good fire resistance. Silvertop Ash is typically used as a building timber, such as in timber framing. It is often used for building framework on the south coast and tablelands of NSW.