Exploring the Versatility of Timber Cladding: A Guide to Different Types and Their Benefits

1 Comment1 June 2023  |  Admin

Exploring the Versatility of Timber Cladding: A Guide to Different Types and Their Benefits

Timber cladding is a popular choice for enhancing the exterior aesthetics and functionality of buildings. With its natural beauty, warmth, and versatility, timber cladding can transform any structure into a visually stunning and inviting space. In this guide, we'll discuss the various types of timber cladding, their unique features and benefits.


Oak Cladding
Oak cladding exudes a timeless and elegant charm, making it a popular choice for both traditional and contemporary designs. With its distinctive grain and warm tones, oak adds character and sophistication to any building. It is a dense and durable hardwood that can withstand harsh weather conditions. Oak cladding requires regular maintenance to preserve its natural beauty and prevent weathering.

Softwood Cladding
Softwood cladding is highly valued for its durability, stability, and distinctive appearance. It features a golden-yellow hue that weathers to a beautiful silvery-grey over time. Softwood Cladding is a highly versatile and cost effective option, not as naturally durable as hardwood species but with regular maintenance can give an excellent lifespan. It is suitable for various climates and is a popular choice for both residential and commercial applications.

ThermoWood Cladding
ThermoWood timber cladding undergoes a heat treatment process that alters its chemical composition, resulting in improved stability, durability, and resistance to rot and insects. This type of cladding offers a deep golden-brown colour, providing a unique and contemporary look. It requires minimal maintenance and offers exceptional dimensional stability.

Western Red Cedar Cladding
Western Red Cedar is prized for its natural beauty, versatility, and exceptional performance. It features a reddish-brown colour with a distinct grain pattern. Western Red Cedar cladding offers excellent insulation properties and is known for its resistance to decay, insects, and moisture. It can be left untreated to showcase its natural beauty or finished with stains and coatings for added protection.

Composite Cladding
Composite cladding refers to a type of cladding material that is made up of a combination of different materials. It typically consists of a mixture of wood fibres or particles and thermoplastics, such as polyethylene, polypropylene, or polyvinyl chloride (PVC). This combination results in a durable, weather-resistant, and low-maintenance cladding product. The composite nature of this cladding offers high durability, low maintenance, sustainability and an easy installation. Often available in a variety of colours and grains, composite cladding allows to achieve the desired aesthetic for any project.


Timber cladding provides a timeless and versatile solution for enhancing the exterior of buildings. Whether you prefer the rich colours and exceptional durability of cedar, the classic elegance of oak, or the enhanced performance of modified timbers, there is a timber cladding option to suit every design preference and budget. Consider the aesthetic appeal, durability, maintenance requirements, and sustainability aspects when choosing the right timber cladding for your project. With its natural beauty and enduring charm, timber cladding is sure to create a welcoming and visually captivating façade for any structure.


Not sure which type of cladding suits your project best? Contact us for advice.

05 June 2023  |  10:01

This is very interesting, but the information is widely available on a lot of other sites. What I and probably many others need is a way of working out how much timber I need to purchase. Especially when using a specific product in a particular design. i.e. Cedar in a Vertical 'Rain screen' or 'Board & Batten'.

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