Timber cladding has continuously got more popular due to the prospects of sustaining our environment, and the beautiful outcome that this material provides for cladding. When selecting the correct timber for cladding, it is important to ensure the detailing and specifications are correct. At Stan Dawson we offer both treated and untreated external wall cladding, depending on what you’re looking for. If the wood is more likely to come in contact with children, animals or plants then untreated wood will probably be the best choice. However, if the environment your cladding is going to be in is more prone to termites, excessive humidity or needs to be long lasting, then treated timber cladding could be a better choice. Popular timber species for cladding include redwood, larch and cedar.
Things to note when installing cladding
- Make sure the durability suits the setting your cladding is going to be in
- Use proper installation so that the moisture levels are suitable for the cladding
- Don’t forget to coat it (whether it be paint, oil or varnishes,) in order to avoid discoloration
- Ensure the upkeep and check ups are regular to enhance longevity