Why use timber cladding?
Timber Cladding is a contemporary, yet classic solution to exterior building finishes. Few man-made materials can match the quality of beautiful and natural wood. Timber is a material that is both aesthetically pleasing and endlessly practical and is also the world’s only natural renewable construction resource. Timber cladding is a popular option where attractive appearance is important along with durability and resistence to weather. Corell Timber’s claddings are machined from Western Red Cedar, Siberian Larch, Accoya, Iroko, Heat Treated Softwoods & Hardwoods, European Oak.
Timber cladding offers designers a unique combination of practical, aesthetic and environmental advantages:
- It’s a lightweight material offering protective and decorative design functions
- Dry installation means external envelope is quicker to install
- Elimination of heavy masonry outer walls reduces size and cost of foundations.
- Cladding panels may be factory pre-fabricated complete with insulation and breather membrane.
- Wide choice of softwoods, hardwoods and modified woods to suite all budgets.
- Performance easily enhanced by preservative treatment, wood modification, flame retardants and surface coatings
- Outstanding thermal and sound insulation properties
- Suitable for both new build and renovation projects
- Ease of repair
- Timber is a natural material, warm and comforting
- It is attractive in grain and colour
- Wide availability of styles, textures and finish options encourages design innovation.
- Easily rejuvenated or redecorated
- Timber is a renewable resource
- Source certification schemes ensure its sustainability
- Low carbon footprint – requires less energy to produce than any other construction material
- Growing trees remove CO2 from the atmosphere. Using wood stimulates the expansion of managed forests to absorb more of this global warming gas.
- Major potential for re-use or recycling at end of life
As climate change and CO2 reduction assumes growing importance in building design, timber cladding provides the ideal cost effective solution. Specifying timber has major environmental benefits over other materials