NORCLAD British Sweet Chestnut & Oak Timber Cladding
Primarily we see Softwoods specified for timber cladding, NORclad are also able to offer selected Hardwoods; British Sweet Chestnut, and Oak; UK, European and American.
The above species are often finger-jointed to cut out defects and offer a more usable length, which can be beneficial when working on length specific projects.
British Sweet Chestnut Timber Cladding offers a similar golden colour to oak, but with stronger and more pronounced grain. Sometimes selected as an alternative to Oak, Sweet Chestnut is a lighter species whilst still being very stable, a straight grained, hard-wearing and durable timber.
Oak by nature is a slightly heavier timber, often used for Timber Frame projects. When selected for Timber Cladding it is vital that the species is either, Air Dried, or Kiln Dried. If Oak is specified as ‘green’, the Moisture Content will be far too high, likely to cause issues machining, and certainly allow for movement and distortion once installed.