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Canadian SPF is ideal for residential and commercial construction due to it's low cost and high strength to weight ratio.
Four species, White Spruce (Picea glauca), Engelmann Spruce (Pice aengelmannii), Lodgepole Pine (Pinus contorta), and Alpine Fir (Abies lasiocarpa) comprise the spruce-pine-fir species group. All yield high grade timber with relatively small, sound tight knots. Lumber produced from spruce-pine-fir Species is marketed together as SPF.SPF is ideal for residential and commercial construction due to it's low cost and high strength to weight ratio. Western SPF lumber tend to be available in larger sizes than eastern SPF due to the climate and size of logs. The combination of the species and growth conditions in western Canada result in tall straight trees which produces strong straight lumber that when dried correctly is stable and ideal for construction.
SPF lumber is currently used heavily in India - not only in interiors and door manufacturing industry- economy grade is also used in fillings, pallet making industry. Quality of wood is way different than what end user gets from Russia.
SPF has been used extensively in North America for structural applications in wood-frame construction – the construction method of choice for almost all single-family homes. And now, countries in Europe and Asia seeking economical and durable construction to replace aging or damaged housing or to house growing populations are looking to wood-frame construction and SPF for practical solutions.
Wood-frame construction most often takes place on site, but there are many cost and quality advantages to using premanufactured components such as trusses and walls. A number of Canadian manufacturers make prefabricated buildings and building components and SPF lumber is the primary building material of choice. Buildings and building components such as wall and roof panels can be compactly packed in containers and shipped economically.
Whether constructed on site of from premanufactured components, wood-frame construction is a fast, light, proven way of building houses, apartments and even commercial buildings. It is supported by a vast amount of research and testing to meet the most difficult climatic conditions. Wood-frame construction offers the following benefits: