House Cladding – Everything You Need to Know About Timber Cladding Your House
If you’re looking to revamp the exterior of your house, then you’ve come to the right place. Here we’ve put together a handy guide explaining everything you need to know about house timber cladding, including its benefits, some of the best species to use and how to receive the best price.
What is Cladding on a House?
Cladding refers to the process of applying an extra layer to the outside of a building, helping to protect the wall underneath as well as create a more beautiful appearance. A range of materials can be used for cladding, including timber, brick slips, PVC, stone, rainscreen/curtain walling, metal, glass and more.
Benefits of Timber Cladding
Timber cladding has become incredibly popular with architects, designers and construction firms in recent years. It’s ability to create economic and attractive buildings has made it the go-to material for those wanting to transform the exterior appearance of their home.
The material offers a range of unique benefits:
- Timber is a renewable resource.
- Stunning, natural material which is attractive in both grain and colour, significantly enhancing the aesthetics of your house.
- Environmentally friendly – low carbon footprint and can be recycled at the end of its life.
- Lightweight but strong.
- Extremely durable (those with lower durability can be easily improved with preservatives or through wood modification techniques).
- Outstanding thermal and sound insulation properties.
External Timber Cladding Materials for Houses
Not all timber is the same. There’s a wide range of species out there, all of which provide slightly different finishes and styles, so it’s important you choose the material most suited to your project and vision. Prices vary widely, so remember that your budget will also impact which material you’re able to utilise.
Below we’ve listed and explained some of our favourite house cladding timber species:
European Redwood MicroShades “Brunnea” Treated
European Redwood (otherwise known as Scots Pine and Scandinavian Redwood) is a specie we frequently use on house timber cladding projects. It’s well-known for its light colour and is one of the more cost efficient species available. In its natural state it is not the most durable softwood specie available. However, we are able to offer a 30-year warranty against rot and fungal decay once it’s been treated with MicroShades Brunea.
Canadian Western Red Cedar
Originating from FSC-certified forests in Canada, Canadian Western Red Cedar is usually the preferred specie for those who want superior thermal characteristics. It’s unrivalled in many of its properties and is regarded highly for its durability, variance in colour which can range from salmon pink, to dark brown, also its resistance to decay.
House Cladding Case Studies
Here at NORclad, we specialise in cladding houses across the UK with the best quality timber. We’ve worked on a wide range of projects and love helping our clients’ imagination come to life. Here’s just a selection of the type of projects we’ve completed, but be sure to view our full range of case studies to get an even wider idea of the type of work we can conduct.
Tips for Cladding your House
We highly recommend that you visit timber clad houses to get an understanding of the different possibilities. You need to select a solution and effect that’s fits your home, so as well as looking through our case studies, try to visit and view a range of timber clad properties. Evaluate what you do and don’t like so that you can clearly explain to your cladding supplier just how you envisage your project to be completed.
House Cladding Cost
For the best and most accurate house cladding prices, it’s advised that you get a quote from our experienced cladding specialists. No two projects are the same, and the cost will vary depending on the specie you intend to use, the size of your property and so on.
Our experts will take into consideration all the essential information to ensure you receive a competitive price. We have over 40 years of experience in the cladding industry and are committed to delivering projects to the highest standard.
Get Started with NORclad
To find out more about applying timber cladding to your house, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us here at NORclad today. We’d be more than happy to provide some of our personal recommendations based on what you’re trying to achieve in design and purpose.
We believe that timber cladding is the ideal solution for anyone wanting to modernise their home.
See more: How to Install Timber Cladding