Cladding

Cladding is a very old weatherproofing technique which is now widely used in the construction industry. The term cladding refers to an outer covering of a building and the components used to achieve it. Sometimes also referred to as weatherboarding, it can enhance and transform a variety of buildings by providing both an attractive and effective natural protective finish

Sawn Cladding

The choice of the sawn profile can affect both the properties and aesthetics of cladding

Waney Edge Cladding

Waney edge cladding is a very traditional style of cladding usually associated with the exterior of buildings such as houses, barns and garages. Boards are cut directly from the log leaving one straight edge and one Waney edge with the bark attached. The boards are erected horizontally, with each Waney edge overlapping a straight edge to give a characteristic rustic appearance.

Feather Edge Cladding

Feather Edge cladding another traditional style but without the rustic appearance of the Waney edge. Straight edge boards are split by angling the saw, resulting in two tapered boards. These are then erected horizontally with a vertical overlap to give a solid profiled finish.

Straight Edge Cladding

Straight edge cladding – rough sawn planks cut in a range of widths, are overlapped to form horizontal cladding or erected vertically to form Yorkshire boarding or open-board cladding. Straight edge cladding boards are supplied green (wet) with a sawn finish although the boards can be planed smooth upon request.

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All products can be collected from the workshop at Gwrach Ynys. A local delivery service is available at very reasonable rates.
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Information on Sawn Cladding

Sawn cladding is usually left untreated leaving a natural finish which allows the inherent properties of the timber to resist decay and insect attack. Over time, exposed to the element will eventually cause weathering of the exterior cladding changing its colour to a silvery or grey. For some customers this is the preferred look but, where this is not desirable, the timber can be treated with a protective finish to reduce the impact of weathering. Sawn cladding can also be painted to enhance its appearance if so desired. Correctly installed and properly maintained. Sawn cladding can be expected to last for around 30 years. Sawn cladding is usually left untreated leaving a natural finish which allows the inherent properties of the timber to resist decay and insect attack. Over time, exposed to the element will eventually cause weathering of the exterior cladding changing its colour to a silvery or grey. For some customers this is the preferred look but, where this is not desirable, the timber can be treated with a protective finish to reduce the impact of weathering. Sawn cladding can also be painted to enhance its appearance if so desired. Correctly installed and properly maintained. Sawn cladding can be expected to last for around 30 years.

The most popular timber species used in cladding are:-

• Cedar – a softwood that is light in weight, with a relatively low density. It is, however, one of the most suitable timbers to use for exterior cladding since it is stable, not prone to weathering and highly resistant to rot.  It is also popular for its aesthetic properties, with varying from brown to yellow or even pink.

• Douglas fir- a hard wearing softwood with few knots and colour variations from light brown to reddish brown in colour. It is an excellent timber for cladding summer houses, garden sheds, barns, houses. Its versatility also makes it suitable for decking, flooring, and fencing.

• Larch – a high density softwood which is more dense than many hardwoods. Larch is an extremely versatile specie, it makes an excellent external cladding material and suitable for decking and flooring projects. Larch’s heartwood can range from a pale yellow to a medium straw yellow in colour- for a natural finish this is a great timber to choose.

• Oak the classic high density hardwood. Golden-brown colour, it will weathers with age becomes silvery if left untreated. The grain is generally straight, but growth conditions can cause this to vary. For aesthetically pleasing, long term hardwood external cladding, oak is the timber of choice, albeit more costly.

Machined Profile – Coming soon

 

Beams, cladding, planks and posts cut to your requirements
Convert your fallen trees into valuable timber
Roof, A-frames, conservatories, decking, garden sheds, made to your specification
Firewood and Kindling

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