Module: Construction principles Unit: Introduction to timber cladding
Timber cladding is popular with building owners and architects seeking to maximise timber’s unique visual appeal and environmental credentials. It is used for internal or external applications, although you must consider the durability of the timber when selecting material for external use.
Timber cladding is popular for its aesthetic and environmental properties. However, there are many factors that must be considered in the design process. These include: type of cladding required, effects of moisture, wood species, sustainability, and surface protection.
With environmental concerns on the rise, the use of timber cladding is set to increase even further.