Jointed oak halfLap | VHL2
Timber cladding is an increasingly popular choice for finishing the outside of commercial and domestic properties. Otherwise known as timber weatherboarding or timber siding, it is an attractive and economical way to finish the exterior of both old and new buildings. Woods such as larch and western red cedar provide a hardwearing, protective layer against the elements and they are excellent insulators.
Many different species of wood are suitable for exterior use because of their natural resistance to decay. Traditional British timbers such as oak, elm, chestnut, western red cedar and larch have been used for hundreds of years to protect houses from the elements, while imported timbers such as Canadian western red cedar and Siberian larch are increasingly being specified for a more modern, contemporary appearance.
These species of wood are available in a range of profiles from the more rustic waney-edge and feather-edge to the clean lines of the machined shiplap and halflap.