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What is Timber Cladding?
Posted in General Information by on February 11th 2014

As the name implies, timber cladding is a method that is utilised to clad buildings or establishments to create a more beautiful finish. Technically, it is meant to protect the walls against moisture and the penetration of air. It is considered as an environmentally friendly method and it is becoming popular among architects and builders. Timber cladding is sometimes referred to as weather boards or weatherboarding.


Types of Timber Cladding:

  • Tapered Lap Timber Cladding – it has an overlap of about 30 mm
  • Notched Lap – it has an overlap of about 15 mm
  • Shiplap Timber Cladding – it has an overlap of about 25 mm
  • Chamferboard Timber Cladding – it has an overlap of about 12 mm

Board Orientation

Depending on the aesthetic that the building requires, timber cladding can be laid in various ways. The orientation of boards can be vertical, horizontal or diagonal. 


Types of wood used as Cladding materials

The usual types of wood that are used for cladding include softwoods and hardwoods. The material to be used will be determined according to a number of factors:

  • Allotted budget 
  • Availability of materials to be used
  • Aesthetics of the building

Timber Cladding at UK Timber


At UK Timber, we offer a wide variety of both external and internal cladding. Featheredge cladding is predominantly used for external cladding work and is available in the following wood type: Oak, Western Red Cedar, Treated Softwood and English Larch. This timber cladding is usually supplied in random lengths that range between 1.7 mm to 3.6 mm. We also supply the following types of timber cladding:

  • Fresh Sawn Cladding
  • Air Dried Cladding (External use)
  • Kiln Dried Cladding (Internal use)

Timber cladding has its own charming effect. Many people choose this method because it is not only easy to install and work with, but it is also very easy to maintain. Timber cladding was not originally considered to be as sophisticated in design and form but with modern technology, it has now become a trend in the construction industry. 

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