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    Splayed cladding

    Splayed claddingSplayed cladding detail
    Jointed sweet chestnut splayed | VSP1Jointed sweet chestnut splayed | VSP1

    Splayed cladding, otherwise known as rainscreen cladding consists of rhomboid shaped boards equally spaced apart to form a decorative façade. Unlike most other types of cladding, splayed boards are not interlocked or connected which means that the resulting cladding is not waterproof. For this reason splayed cladding must only be used in front of a fully waterproof surface.

    The splayed profile creates a clean linear appearance which is ideal for renovating old walls or contemporary new-builds. Splayed cladding is most commonly fixed horizontally.

    For more protection from the elements with a similar appearance consider using our halflap profile VHL7.

    All air-dried species can be machined to splayed. The most popular choices are British sweet chestnut and British oak.

    Technical Specification

    Profile name Splayed
    Profile code VSP1
    Appearance Modern
    Surface finish Planed
    Orientation Horizontal
    Location External only
    Length Random lengths from 2.0 – 4.0 metres, depending on specieSpecial or bespoke profiles up to 200mm wide can be provided. However, for external cladding, it is generally recommended that boards do not exceed 150mm in width.
    Dimensions
    VSP1
    Depth Overall width Cover
    20mm 95mm 90 – 95mm
    20mm 120mm 115 – 120mm
    20mm 145mm 140 – 145mm
    20mm 195mm 190 – 195mm
    Profiles VSP1
    Species
    Available in
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    Western red cedar Accept-icon
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    Jointed oak Accept-icon
    Jointed sweet chestnut Accept-icon
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    When to fix Year round. Ideally September to March.
    How to fix Face fix only. Two fixings per board / batten
    Begin at the bottom, ensuring that the first board is level. Orientate the board so that the uppermost edge is sloping down and away from the building. For boards up to 150mm wide, use two fixings located centrally and spaced approximately 65 – 75mm apart. For boards wider than 150mm, the spacing may have to be increased to 75 – 100mm to prevent the board from cupping.Subsequent boards can be spaced 5 – 10mm apart, depending on the desired appearance. It is important to ensure that any building paper or insulation will not be visible through the gap at eye level.

    If the two edges of the board are chamfered at different angles, the boards are orientated so that the gap increases from the face to the wall.

    Splayed up to 150mm_Face fix

    Batten thickness 35mm
    Batten spacing 400 – 500mm
    Nail length 50mm
    Further information Click here for further fixing advice
    While the utmost care has been taken to provide accurate information, Vastern Timber shall not be held responsible for any consequences arising from any errors or omissions on this website nor for any damages resulting from the use of the information.