Archive: August 2022


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FAQ: What is waney-edge cladding?

August 22, 2022

Waney edge cladding is a rustic style of timber cladding created by overlapping rough sawn timber boards so that the natural edge is left exposed. When installed on your building, the natural edge (wane) is visible on the lower edge of each cladding board. Waney-edge cladding boards are cut directly from the tree and are normally s...

Timber innovation: Rooted Landscapes investigates broadleaf glulam construction.

We were delighted to donate timber to Connie Beuchamp, a student who is completing her Masters in Architecture at the University of Arts London. Connie’s ‘Rooted Landscapes’ project explores topics that are very close to our own hearts. We asked her to tell us more about the project: I am an architectural designer and material re...

What is the best wood for timber cladding?

August 5, 2022

We're often asked this tricky question, and in truth, there is no "best".... but there are better options depending on your taste, budget and project. The first question to ask is: what wood is available? On the back of Brexit, Covid and the Ukraine war, many wood species have become very expensive and, in some cases, scarce. Canadi...


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