The Different Types of Cladding

Timber cladding is where pieces of timber are installed over exterior walls to protect them. It enhances the appearance of your home and serves as a decorative technique. Although timber cladding can withstand a great deal of unpredictable weather conditions, timber is natural material and it can still be influenced by external factors.

Different types of cladding:

Feather Edge – Boards are tapered across their width. This style of board produces a rustic, rural appearance that is perfect for traditional homes and sheds.

Shiplap – Shiplap has shaped font face and profile so that the top of each board fits behind the bottom edge of the adjacent board.

Tongue & Groove – These produce a uniform look that suit contemporary houses. They have a flat face and in the absence of any overlapping, rain is kept out.

Shadow Gap – This is machined so that each board fits together with adjoining boards to allow dimensional movement and maintain its resistance to weather conditions.

Timber cladding is reusable, recyclable and renewable which makes it the perfect material for the environmentally conscious. With FSC® Certified Timber Cladding you can rest assured that the timber we are supplying is helping to maintain and sustain the woodlands.

How to stop timber going grey?

All timber will eventually weather and go silver over time unless it is treated! Osmo provides a UV Protection Oil which will slow down the weathering process, the pigmented versions perform better. Click here to view.

Timbersource are a leading online timber merchant in the UK, supplying Timber Cladding to the carpentry, joinery, construction, retail and building trade at competitive prices. To visit our website, Click Here.

Zoe Kickhefer
zoe@everydaylifes.com

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