French Oak
(Quercus robur)

The beauty of timber

A carbon negative architectural design solution, whilst embracing biophilia

French Oak is a very durable hardwood having low stiffness and good overall strength. French Oak comes in two species that varies from region to region. The consistency and quality of the Oak can be obtained from not mixing species and the age of the trees. French oak is processed and graded using strict guidelines by FNB (National Wood Federation), which manages many of the sawmills in France. They have very clear grading rules and methods for drying. Many products made with French Oak have single origin material, which guarantees consistency and the quality of the finished product. French Oak is FSC Certified.


Passed down through generations, is our focus on the sustainable supply of PEFC™ and FSC™certified timber. Modinex hand selects the highest grade logs from our supply partners, which are then sawn in close proximity to the sustainably managed forest to reduce transport emission. They are then further processed in our Queensland facilities new next generation energy efficient machinery.

Our strong partnership with forest owners in Australian & Canada for over 40 years, ensures a consistent supply of high quality PEFC™ certified timber. As part of Defining a Higher Standard® of forest stewardship our supply partners are continuing to grow mutually beneficial relationships with First Nations.  Since 2015, Modinex has held PEFC™ Chain of Custody certification which has been maintained for 8 years after passing regular audits. Chair of custody is essential in ensuring the responsible and sustainable harvesting and processing of timber and providing transparency to our clients.

Technical Facts

Botanical Name: Quercus Petraea
Species Category: Hardwood
Sustainable Certification Available: PEFC
Suitable for external use: Indoor or out of weather applications only
Dry Density (Seasoned): 720kg/m2
Janka Dry Hardness: 6.5kN
Durability Above Ground Class: Class 2
Indoor Group Fire Rating (AS 5637.1): Group 3
Indoor Group Fire Rating
(If Fireshield is applied):
Group 1
BAL Fire Rating (AS 15030.8.2): BAL19