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- Timber is a great material
for cladding a building -it is renewable and reusable, looks
good and is easy to work with. You
will find a useful article on the durability of timber cladding
Woods such as oak, elm, chestnut,
western red cedar and larch traditionally provide a durable,
protective layer as well as being excellent insulators.
- Boards are available in a
range of sawn or machined profiles:
- Sawn: square-edge; feather-edge;
- Machined: shiplap; halflap;
TG+V; channel, splayed.
See our page on decorative
finishes for details of stains, oils and preservative finishes.
See also our pages on:
- Joinery | Timber Frame | Timber
Cladding | Timber Shingles
| Timber Stairs |
for Window and Cladding Technology -based at Bath University, the CWCT publishes
a range of useful technical notes.
- TRADA -Timber Research and Development Association
-publish a huge amount of information, including an extensive
database of timbers and uses -registration required.
Trade Federation -organisation
representing the timber industry. Has guide to buying wood and
an extensive directory of suppliers
for Good -trade organisation
that promotes the sustainable use of timber -some interesting
articles and information on timber.
- BCL -design, manufacture and installation
of bespoke timber cladding & linings, including timber rain-screen
Timber -describe themselves
as the largest sawmilling business in the country, with six sawmills
in the UK and one in Latvia. They supply sawn timber products
for construction, fencing, decking, joinery and cladding products.
Timber -a small sawmill
(constructed from their own timber) in a sustainably managed
forest at the foot of An Teallach in Wester Ross -they specialise
in producing cladding and decking from selected treated or un-treated
Scottish Larch or Douglas fir.
- Ecotimber -hardwood from managed sources -their
cladding section has some nice photos of different types of timber
cladding on completed building projects.
based timber merchant specialising in selection and supply of
British and European hardwood. Online sample ordering is available
-designers and suppliers of external timber structures and components
-downloadable brochure, photo gallery and a useful online guide
to board profiles.
- Niche Timbers
-Yorkshire based timber merchants, specialising in hardwoods
and hardwood products such as Oak Panels and Blanks. Timbers
stocked include Oak, Black Walnut, Maple and Idigbo.
Agency -based in Kent,
they offer timber products with an emphasis on environmental
sourcing and product development.
cedar -decking, cladding, shingles and shakes.
Timber -timber merchant
based in Warwickshire offering an extensive range of hardwoods
and softwoods -good directory of timbers available.
- Vastern Timber
-site includes a useful guide to the different types of boarding,
timbers available and their fixing details.
- Vincent Timber
-specialists in Western Red Cedar, Siberian Larch, Silverwood
Natur and Accoya.
- W. L. West -specialists in the production of sawn stocks
of air or kiln-dried English and European Oak. Also hold stocks
of Ash, Beech, Lime, Yew, Sweet Chestnut, Sycamore and Elm.
- See also Timber
Wood Finishes Direct
- External Timber Cladding
- Patrick Hislop and Barbara
Keyworth Paperback - Jul 2007
- Price in UK pounds
- Timberframe Interiors
- by Dick Pirozzolo, Linda Corzine
- Hardcover - 192 pages
- Gibbs Smith Publisher
- Price in UK pounds
- Price in dollars