Advice: Fixing Feather edge cladding
Fixing feather-edge cladding
Profiles: VFE1, VFE2
Horizontal attachment only
Begin at the bottom, ensuring that the first board is level. Use a 10mm strip behind the lower edge of the bottom board for support. Overlap subsequent boards by 40 – 50mm. It is important not to reduce the recommended overlap. Feather-edge profiles are generally cut from green (wet) timber and will, as a result, shrink by up to 15mm as the board dries.
Rebated boards are self-spacing
We recommend that each board is fixed once with a nail located 10mm above the upper edge of the previous board. Some suppliers advise using two nails per board, but this does not allow for shrinkage of the board and can result in splitting.
End joining of the boards should coincide with a batten and should be staggered to ensure that consecutive boards do not joint in the same place.