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Timber Cladding

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Timber cladding has the ability to accentuate and soften buildings like no other material. Lightweight and easy to use, each and every piece is unique. With its added environmental credentials - such as sustainability and thermal and sound insulation properties, it’s easy to see why timber cladding on buildings has become so popular. 

By using appropriate materials, correct detailing and installation techniques, timber cladding will provide a long lasting decorative facade. Fundamentally, the build-up should feature a well ventilated and free draining cavity behind the cladding that is open top and bottom to allow through ventilation.

We have created this comprehensive information resource to help both the industry professionals and the capable DIY-er to expand their knowledge, with best practice guidelines, design considerations and material choices.

Simply go directly to the section of interest listed in the menu to the right.

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The Timber Cladding Handbook

In collaboration with the Timber Trade Federation and with support from The Wood Protection Association and Wood Campus, we have produced a comprehensive 48-page handbook. This resource provides clear, relevant and up to date information for specifiers, buyers and installers of timber cladding. 

It is available as a free download or a hard copy can be ordered - just head over to our Publications page.