Timber cladding – detail design

Timber cladding – detail design

Date Published

15 August 2022

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This unit builds on the information provided in Introduction to timber cladding, specifically expanding on detail design. The timber species used and the fixings chosen depend on the type of cladding required and the environmental conditions surrounding the cladding.

Moisture-related movement and durability are the biggest considerations when designing timber cladding.

Key Information

Timber cladding depends on detailed design to fulfil its brief. The key factors to consider include: the timber species, moisture-related movement and fixings required.

Durability is one of the most important aspects when designing timber cladding and the three factors above must be designed in detail to achieve the level of durability required.