Timber Cladding Growing in Popularity
Not only can cladding increase the thermal insulation and weather resistance of a building. But it is also a great way to add a stylish exterior to your home or commercial premises.
As the popularity of cladding increases, more builders and architects are experimenting with new ways of using cladding on their projects.
In this blog, we’ll take a deep look at cladding, the products used and hopefully provide some inspiration for your next project.
What is Cladding?
ladding is defined as a covering or coating on a structure or material. This is done to provide a functional or decorative finish. Cladding can be applied using many materials including timber, cork, metal and brick just to name a few.
Some advantages of using cladding for your home include:
- Improves resistance to weathering.
- Increases the thermal insulation.
- Enhance the appearance of the building externally.
- Can also increase the strength of a structure.
Timber Cladding Materials
As mentioned, there’s a wide range of materials that can be used for cladding. Your choice will most likely depend on the needs of your project. With each material holding its own unique visual and functional benefits when used as cladding.
Timber cladding is the perfect material to add a stylish exterior to any building. Many Australian timber species are ideal for timber cladding including Spotted Gum, Ironbark, Blackbutt, Tallowwood
Cork cladding is an exciting new product that innovative architects are quickly taking advantage of. Easily manipulated and highly sustainable, the product can be used for both internal and exterior applications and has a range of attributes that make it a highly desirable material.
There are a number of factors you will need to consider when choosing a cladding product including the environmental conditions and end design.
If you’d like assistance specifying the right cladding product, get in touch and one of our experts will be sure to help!