Balsa is a tree growing along the Equator which needs humidity and will normally be found growing at altitudes of up to 1000 metres.
Naturally growing in Ecuador, it is now cultivated from plantations in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.
Balsa is normally cut when the trees reach 3 to 5 years old. If cut later, the density increases.
Our product is very low density from 80 to 300kgs/m3 with an average of between 120/150.
***All dimensions are nominal - sheets maybe supplied up to 2mm undersize on each edge***
Customers must specify if they require the grain in a particular direction. Please enter any requests in the comments box at checkout.
Materials shipping information
We use a number of shippers depending on the size, weight and destination. This information may change but as a guide we ship as follows:
- parcels under 1 metre
- parcels over 1 metre UPS
All weights & sizes:
Northern Ireland - UPS
Isle of Wight & Isle of Man - UPS
Scottish Highlands & Islands - UPS
Channel Islands - DHL
Ireland - DHL
Europe - DHL