EXTERNAL CLADDING OPTIONS
here you will find information on all the different types of cladding available to you
Western Red Cedar
Western Red Cedar is a contemporary, yet classic building material offering beauty, versatility, and durability. It’s the preferred choice where attractive appearance, superior performance and resistance to weather are important.
Western Red Cedar is the ultimate green building material, it is legally, responsibly and sustainably harvested in publicly managed forests. Less than 1% of standing timber is harvested each year. For each tree harvested, three are replanted to ensure our forests will exist in perpetuity.
Western Red Cedar has the least impact on the environment throughout its life cycle. It requires significantly less energy to produce than man-made alternatives and is biodegradable.
Western Red Cedar cladding will fade to an attractive silver-grey over time. The time this takes will vary depending on exposure to the elements, sun, wind and rain, giving each individual project a unique look. If preferred, fading can be avoided by applying a clear treatment with a UV filter.
ThermoWood® is a modified wood produced by heat treating Scandinavian softwood (either whitewood or redwood) in a kiln at a very high temperature. The heat goes to the core of the wood, drying out any moisture and resin. The result is reduced moisture content of approximately 7-10% and enhanced physical properties, creating a product that is 50% more stable than untreated softwood.
This treated timber is ideal for external cladding and other outside uses, with no need for additional treatment. However, it can be easily stained, just as normal planed softwood. It is also very stable and has a high resistance to decay and fungal attack.
With exposure to natural elements ThermoWood® cladding will fade to a grey or charcoal colour, however this can be prevented if preferred, by using a clear treatment with a UV filter.
Oil U.V Protection
Why not keep your building looking as new as the day it was built? As with all our carefully selected timber products, they will not decay, rot or be susceptible to insect attack but it will season over time for natural character. If left untreated it will turn a lovely silvery-grey.
Of course its not just our timber cladding that can make your garden room look fantastic. We also offer a whole range of organic resin renders. A silicon based, ready to use pre-mixed render that provides excellent insulating properties.
It is water repellant and also gives your building a natural finishing touch. The colour is in the render material itself so requires no maintenance, there are many colours available but below are just some of our favourites you can choose from.
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