External cladding

Timber Topics June 2024 | External Cladding
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Timber Development UK and The Timber Decking & Cladding Association are working together to help merchants better understand the features and benefits of external timber cladding. Choosing the right cladding for the task, and ensuring it is fitted correctly, can help prevent poor performance, drainage and ventilation issues on site....
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Internal and external cladding: what you need to know
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Wood behaves differently outdoors because it is exposed to the changing seasonal elements, whereas inside it is protected and remains relatively dry. That’s why additional factors must be considered when working with timber cladding outdoors. Here, the Timber Decking & Cladding Association explains the facts you need to know. Timber...
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Does your timber cladding measure up?
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The Timber Decking & Cladding Association (TDCA) is an independent, not-for-profit advisory body and is recognised as a reliable and authoritative source of expert opinion in the UK. British standard BS805-1: 2014: External Timber Cladding Part 1: Method of specification was specifically developed to cover the manufacture of external timber...
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untreated cladding
How well does untreated timber cope outdoors?
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Timber does not necessarily have to be treated to be used externally. It can provide robust results with an unparalleled aesthetic - free from chemical treatments. In this extract from TDUK's forthcoming Designing for Natural Durability, we showcase some great examples of buildings whose robust timber is weathering naturally and...
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External wood cladding
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Read how wood cladding is becoming increasingly popular once more as a facing material, replacing brick or rendered finishes with warm and practical facades that are seen as a more sustainable option.
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