External Finishing Options
It’s essential that the exterior of your new garden room looks beautiful and, at the same time, protects the building from the elements. Whether you opt for ‘traditional’ cladding or one of our pre-coloured renders – all of our external finishes are legally, responsibly and sustainably sourced with excellent insulating properties.
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.
Of course it is 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.
Thermowood – Larch
Larch is a highly attractive wood species. Its good looks, natural resistance to decay and physical/mechanical properties make it highly durable and long lasting. The high-density characteristic of Larch makes it very durable and perfect for external cladding as well as other applications.
Due to this durability, it is a wood that isn’t as vulnerable to knocks, scrapes and scratches as other woods. This is an important aspect for exterior cladding. Its natural golden colour proves very popular in the world of timber cladding.
A living roof, or ‘Green Roof’, serves many functions whilst providing a visually stunning talking point. It will be delivered with at least 80% plant coverage – made up of 7 species of sedum plants that have been pre-grown into the system. You can expect it to flower from late spring through to autumn time. A display of many different colours, it is irresistible to pollinating insects – creating an environmentally friendly habitat for wildlife.
Benefits of living roofs include:
- Protection from additional solar gain during the summer
- In winter, the living roof provides an additional layer of insulation.
- Should your building require planning permission, the inclusion of a living roof is a positive addition to the application and viewed favourably by planners.
- Rain and stormwater runoff is reduced, lessening the risk of localised flooding in threatened areas.
- Increases buildings’ acoustic performance.