European Oak Smooth Profile Boards (PSE) - House Land Holz
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European Oak Smooth Profile Boards (PSE)

European Oak PAR / PSE boards will make your project look modern, stylish, and contemporary. It’s a leading choice due to its extremely robust nature and durable qualities. Produced from premium quality european oak. The boards have attractive natural light yellow or sometimes nearly white colour.

  • Can be fitted horizontal and vertical
  • Kiln-dried to 9-11%. Perfect for cladding, fencing, pergolas
  • Smooth finish – sharp (equare) edges
  • High dimensional stability, durability and decay resistance
  • Lifespan – up to 40 years (untreated)
Price excl. vat ( VAT added on checkout ) m2 price l/m price
22 x 55 / 70mm £65.99 £3.63 / £4.62
22 x 95 / 120 / 145mm £63.99 £6.08 / £7.68 / £9.28

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European Oak – premium construction material

A traditional carving wood and often called the king of English trees, oak is a hardwood. It is extremely strong, dense, durable and resistant to fungal attacks, which makes it less prone to decay and rotting. Oak is considered one of the finest and sturdiest materials to work with in woodworking. Its flexibility makes it as desirable for artistic pieces as well as complex architectural projects. European Oak properties centre around its strength, durability and defined grain. Its dense constitution and long-living nature make it resistant to fungal attacks, making it an ideal material for collections meant to last.

An extremely popular hardwood for both construction and carving. Oak can be stained, polished, waxed, and glued well. It takes nails and screws well, except near edges, when the wood should be pre-bored, and takes liming and fuming treatments well. Oak is popular with all types of woodworkers because of its strength and aesthetic beauty. For thousands of years, it has been used for furniture making, cabinetry, home decoration and structural or architectural joinery. In the modern day, the length and hardness of oak timber make it ideal for hardwood floors and exterior cladding. Because it is highly resistant to shrinkage, it is also prized in window frames, door-fitting and liquor-ageing in barrels.

Our prime grade European Oak timber is sustainably sourced from the best sawmills in Europe and Ukraine and planed to order at our factory. The timber is kiln-dried to an average moisture content of 9-11% and stored in our humidity-controlled premises. Our planed timber is accurately machined by our skilled craftsmen and has a fine surface finish.

European Oak Smooth (PAR / PSE) profile is a highly durable, modern looking cladding. This profile gives an extremely modern look with bold straight lines and and is therefore quite frequently specified by architects on new builds. A gap is left between each board to allow air circulation around each piece. We supply European Oak PAR boards kiln-dried and in light character (few knots) in various lengths between 2 and 3 meters.

European Oak PAR boards - PAR battens - Fencing battens

Other European Oak Profiles

Beauty, durability and stability — European Oak is a premier hardwood when it comes to exterior or interior projects. Horizontal and vertical, our range covers many different profiles: Rainscreen, Smooth, Shadow gap, V-Groove, Channel and more coming soon.
Technical specifications
Wood type: European Oak
Profile cutting angle: 90°
Treatment: None
Density: 750 – 850kg/m³ when moisture content is 9-11%
Lifespan: Proven life expectancy of 40+ years (untreated)
Quality class: A or B
Humidity: Dried up to approx 9-11% (+/- 2%)
Luster: Low luster
Workability: Timber produces good results with hand and machine tools. Can react with iron (particularly when wet) and cause staining and discoloration. Responds well to steam-bending. Oak timber glues, stains, and finishes well. It can split when nailed unless predrilled.
Applications: External and internal cladding and decking, industrial productions like joineries, window and door manufactures
Other uses: Fencing, joinery, flooring, indoor interiors, ships, timber bridges, furniture, barrels, truck and trailer beds, containers, pallets, boxes
Dimensions (mm): 20 x 45 / 55 / 70 / 95 / 120 / 145 mm
Available length: From 2 to 3 m
Appearance: Light yellow / grey or sometimes nearly white
Rot & insect attack: Extremely rot and insect resistance
Treatability class: Resistant
Movement class: Low (A 145mm board can vary 1mm over the year)
Impact resistance: High
Fixings: Stainless steel fixings are always recommended
How to fix: Face fixation with stainless steel ring thigh nails. Pre-drilling is not needed when using our PFS+ stainless steel screws.
European Oak properties

Extremely durable. Although Oak is a medium density hardwood (approximately 780 kg/m3), its strength and durability surpasses many other timber species – including some tropical hardwoods. A fairly hard, heavy and dense hardwood, with high crushing and bending strength, low stiffness and resistance to shock loads. Preboring is advised for nailing and screwing, and a reduced planing angle is advised for irregular or cross-grained stock. Oak timber turns satisfactorily, is good for gluing, painting, sanding, staining and varnishing and will take high polish. European oak can be darkened by fuming with ammonia. Due to tannins present in the timber, oak wood will react with ferrous metals when wet. Select non-ferrous (brass or stainless steel) fixings where possible.

The natural durability of European Oak means that no treatment of the wood is required and any coatings applied are for aesthetic purposes only. Life span for this product of around 40 years (untreated) – 50+ years with right treatment.

Note from HLH: Oak is one of the very best woods for outside use. It is very resistant to most things and certainly not particularly suceptible to fungus although ineveitably as with any wood outside, it will support populations of all sorts of growing things (like lichens) – which however tend to leave the oak undamaged.

Dimensional stability

One of the benefits of this product is it’s stability, the thermal modification process reduces the moisture content in the board ensuring less movement.


Oak wood is medium to high density, and can stay moisture free. This wood is very strong but it can still be bent. It is best used for tool grips, furniture, floor surfaces, tables, boat structures, decking, cladding or fencing.


Our European Oak cladding, battens, boards and other products are available in various lengths, from 2m up to 3m. The standard board dimension is approx. 95mm, as this is traditionally the most commonly produced width. However, we also offer a range of other widths: 45mm, 55mm, 70mm, 95mm, 120mm and 145mm. The narrower board widths offer a number of advantages, including a wider choice of design options and improved dimensional stability. As an added benefit, narrower board widths are generally rated well beyond their specification.

European Oak boards and battens are supplied in linear metres based on random stock lengths at the time of order picking. Other sizes may be available on request.

Note: The board widths can change due to changes in moisture content. The boards are kiln-dried to approx. 9 – 11% before processing. Board width can slightly vary between production and installation on site (+/- 1mm). Eurpoean Oak boards are shipped in certain sizes from our warehouse, but a margin of error should be allowed for when making calculations, due to the natural expansion and contraction of the wood.

Oak timber quick tips

European Oak wood is blessed with many natural properties which makes it low-maintenance. The low level of moisture in the wood provides natural protection against rot and decay. However, there are a few things you can do to treat and care to increase its longevity.

Prepare the wood
Sort your lengths

Sort your lengths. Make sure you’ve set them all up. We recommend ordering 10% more to cover waste material.

Know your tools

European Oak is hard and dense wood. Use professional equipment for best results.

Use stainless steel

We recommend using only high quality stainless steel screws to avoid corrosion and stains on the wood.


OSMO wood protection offers effective multiple protection against UV rays and harsh environmental conditions.

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