Timber is an ideal material when it comes to both internal and external Cladding. Some of the common uses of Timber in Cladding projects are:-
Internal wall and ceiling panelling, matchboarding in particular.
Part (ie gable end) or whole external cladding of buildings, in particular featheredge weatherboarding and shiplap being common here.
Shed and garden buildings, shiplap, loglap and matchboarding being common profiles for this type of cladding.
Timber Cladding Profiles
Common profiles are:-
Shiplap (Rebated & Tongue and grooved)
Matching (TGV - Tongue and Groove V Joint)
Matching Bead and Butt
Loglap (Rebated & Tongue and grooved)
Horizontal and Vertical Shadow grooved boards
At TimberClick you will find that all regional Timber Merchants offer the majority of the above Timber Cladding profiles, suitable for a wide variety of applications. Numerous widths and thicknesses being available, the thinner boards in respect of Matching and Shiplap, ie 12mm finishes being particularly popular in Shed and Garden building structures. A choice of treated and untreated boards in most cases also being available.
Coated Timber Claddings has also become more fashionable, again most TimberClick regional Merchants will be able to offer pre painted and coated Timber Claddings, if not from stock (TimberClick London certainly do in offering pre painted black or white Q Clad Featheredge boarding, ideal especially for houses and barns (black) then to order. To find out more on this please contact your local TimberClick Merchant direct.
Timber Cladding Species
The vast majority of Timber Claddings stocked and offered are of course machined / sawn from Softwood materials and these are of course more than suitable for most applications, especially so when pressure impregnated. However, in most cases the most durable and long lasting Timber Claddings are produced from Western Red Cedar, Siberian Larch, Thermowood (Heat treated Softwood) and Oak. Between them these ideally are the 'Timbers of Choice' for external Cladding, will of course be more expensive but in all cases superior to standard Softwood Cladding products.
TimberClick Merchants are leading National Independent Timber Merchants with fully trained and qualified members of Staff who are more than pleased to assist and advise you with your Timber Cladding project, full details of contact numbers are to be found within each regional store:-