Here at Chandler Ford Timber, we have over 50 years of experience in supplying timber products from well managed, renewable or sustainable sourced. Thus, with this knowledge we know that timber is the ideal choice, especially for cladding. But why is Timber the ideal choice for cladding? Why is it suitable for all of your needs? Continue reading “What’s so good about Timber?”
A timber cladding exterior will protect a home from moisture and air penetration.
Wood cladding has been utilised by builders since the late eighteenth-century prior to the implementation of modern construction techniques.
There are many types of timber cladding, however, there are few that offer unique character to applications.
Exterior timber cladding is used to provide a protective layer of material which acts in separating a building’s structure and its interior from the outside elements.
Exterior cladding can also be effective against sound and weather, but it is most effective at protecting against any solar damage, water, the wind, and the outside temperature.
The properties of timber cladding provide many benefits.
Timber can have an extremely long life, of course, you are getting value for what you pay. However, this may not be the case if you come across these common timber mistakes that many have made. Continue reading “Common Timber Cladding Mistakes & how to avoid them”
The proper maintenance for your exterior timber cladding is vital for the lifespan.
The advice that is given is to, if needed, treat the wood prior to fitting. When treating your timber cladding it is best to get a hold of protective coating that enables the wood to breathe and makes sure it’s water and UV resistant – opaque coatings tend to need more maintenance. Continue reading “Maintaining a Timber Exterior”
Though the names may suggest, density does not come into the equation. Some softwoods may be harder than some hardwoods, the name is solely from the tree the wood comes from.
Extracted from coniferous trees that keep their foliage throughout the year, common softwoods are fir and pine which are found in cooler parts of the world.
80% of all timber is sourced from softwood trees.
Softwood, overall, is easier to manipulate and has a variety of uses. It is the prime wood that is utilised for a lot of structural work and can be integrated into furniture along with door frames
Hardwood timber is sourced from broadleaved trees. Broadleaves are typically native British trees such as beech, oak and ash. There are more species of hardwood than softwood.
The wood of hardwood trees tends to be incredibly resistant to decay which makes it suitable for exterior work.
Here at Chandlers Ford Timber, we supply quality timber that is suitable for all of your needs.
Timber is an extremely popular material for cladding and for good reason, the properties it possesses make it appealing; it’s environmentally friendly, natural, is fairly lightweight, and is incredibly durable.
As timber is a natural, environmentally friendly material thus it is a renewable source and is biodegradable. More energy is actually used up when producing and manufacturing other cladding materials like concrete or metal and because of this, timber cladding is the more sought out material.
The structure of timber is cellular which is brilliant for providing natural insulation. Heat will also be retained during the winter months when it’s colder.
Another attractive factor of timber cladding is the fact it isn’t a heavy material allowing transportation of the wood to be done with ease. Hiring a professional for the installation of the cladding will also be notably cheaper than any other material because it is lightweight.
Cedar is specifically a durable timber material. Depending on the correct installation and if the wood is regularly treated, it can last an extremely long time. Added to this is timber’s resistance to corrosion, frost, heat and pollution with the exception of moisture which can easily be controlled.