Featheredge cladding is also known as weatherboarding or feather-edge boarding and it is a traditional means of cladding homes. It is simply a sawn board cut on the diagonal to produce a tapered board that is overlapped when fitted, similar to roof tiles.
Designed to be laid horizontally, it is important to make allowances for at least a 35mm overlap on each board (50mm is best) when making your calculations. If your boards are exposed to varying weather conditions before fitting, they are likely to cup, warp and split; the ideal time to fit cladding to keep this to a minimum is between the months of October and April and within 7 to 14 days of delivery. It is of the utmost importance to follow fixing guidelines when fitting your cladding, due to the natural characteristics of the timber used.
It is recommended that the fine sawn face of the board is exposed as opposed to the planed face, this will not only give you that traditional featheredge finish, but will allow the timber to accept and retain any treatment, thus keeping future maintenance of your cladding to a minimum.
Traditionally oak cladding was used but more recently other species have proven to be both durable and popular due to sometimes significantly lower costs. Here you will find Oak, as well as English Larch, Siberian Larch, Treated English Softwood and Black Painted Kiln-Dried Whitewood featheredge boards in various section sizes, suitable for applications in both residential and commercial settings.