Larch wood - what price should one expect?

Basically, larch wood offers a very good price-performance ratio. This makes it a very good choice for many purposes, including a terrace. In this article, you can find out what costs you have to reckon with for sawn timber, profiles and squared timber, and what price differences there are.

Price range of larch wood

Basically, the prices for coniferous wood of domestic origin are more or less significantly below those for hardwoods. As the highest quality and hardest coniferous wood of domestic origin, larch wood is nevertheless somewhat more expensive than other types of coniferous wood such as spruce or fir, which are less robust, hard and durable.

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A small price comparison

Type of timber sawn timber per m³ net (guide price)
Spruce 500 - 550 EUR per m³
Larch undamped 710 - 750 EUR per m³
Siberian larch 750 - 850 EUR per m³
Black locust 950 - 1.050 EUR per m³
Oak undamped 930 - 1.500 EUR per m³

Here it becomes clear in which price range larch wood is about. It is almost as weatherproof as the robinia (acacia wood), but already significantly cheaper. The heavy oak, which is also of particularly high quality, can cost up to twice as much as larch. The price-performance ratio of larch wood is therefore really excellent.

Prices for facade boards and substructures

In the case of untreated boards, for example for facade cladding, you can assume around 9-12 EUR per m², especially processed the prices are up to around 20 EUR per m². Square timbers made from larch wood in a planed design have different heights depending on their dimensions. Some guide prices for bevelled and planed designs can be found in the table below.

Edge dimension Guide price (approx.)
40/60 mm approx. 2.50 - 3.50 EUR per running meter
60/80 mm approx. 5 - 6 EUR per running meter
90/90 mm approx. 8 - 9 EUR per running meter

Larch wood as firewood

Often larch wood is offered particularly cheaply, as nobody likes to burn coniferous wood in the fireplace. As a result, the price is often significantly lower than that of other types of firewood, and larch wood is often even given at friendship prices. This can result in a significant price advantage, while the calorific value is still relatively high.

Calorific value of larch wood

For comparison: beech wood has a calorific value of 2.100 kWh per cubic meter (corresponds to 210 liters of heating oil), larch still has 1.700 kWh per cubic meter (corresponds to 170 liters of heating oil). It burns a little faster than beech, but it still delivers a lot of heat.

Burning of larch wood

Happy cracking noises can be heard and a pleasant resin scent spreads in the room. As long as larch wood is not burned too slowly (smoldering), there is usually no problem for the chimney.

Tips & Tricks If you have the option of buying larch wood for firewood, you should definitely use it if the price suits you. It burns much better and gives off more heat than any other softwood and apart from the possible flying sparks (no open fireplace) and the somewhat larger ash, there are usually no problems with heating.