Splayed Cladding

Ideal for covering unsightly walls and creating freestanding screens, splayed cladding creates a contemporary façade with deep shadow gaps.






All dry wood species



What is Splayed Cladding?

Splayed cladding, otherwise known as rain screen 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 facade is not waterproof. For this reason, splayed cladding should only be used in front of watertight surfaces.
All dry timber species can be machined to the splayed profile. The most popular choices are British sweet chestnut and British oak.

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Splayed Cladding from Vastern Timber

Supplied by Vastern Timber sales@vastern.co.uk

  • VSP1
  • Thickness of 20mm
  • Widths of 70mm, 95mm, 120mm, 145mm
  • Random lengths 1.8mt – 3.5mt+
  • Available in various species
  • Supplied uncoated. No treatment required.


Available in
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Random lengths from 1.8mt – 3.5mt+ depending on specie

*Assuming a 5mm spacing
Depth Overall width Cover
20mm 70mm 65mm
20mm 95mm 90mm
20mm 120mm 115mm
20mm 145mm 140mm



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. At each batten use two fixings, each located towards the outer edge of the board. 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.

Batten type
Treated softwood. 35mm thick x 50mm wide

Batten spacing
400 – 600mm

Nail type
50mm Stainless steel ring shank nail for hand nailing.

When to fix
Year round. Ideally September to March


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.

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