Cladding can be supplied with Chain of Custody. Our sales staff can advise on availability at time of order. Customers must request at order stage.
Timber Cladding is becoming increasingly popular, as a strong, durable, decorative method of finishing walls and other exterior surfaces.
There is almost no end to the variety of options open to designers and clients - Brewer’s are heavily involved in a wide range of projects, using a large array of different timbers and sections.
|Featheredge||A tapered edge board fitted by overlapping them to give a strong, sturdy finish. Durability is maintained because the thinnest end is overlapped.|
|Shiplap||Pieces interlocks by use of a rebate or tongue/groove. Durability best with rebated pattern.|
|Square Edge||Boards fixed with a large gap between each one, and a breather paper behind, but this style will mean that it has to be fixed against a solid panel, to ensure its integrity.|
|TGV||Tongue and Groove, with a ‘V’ joint. Most likely to deteriorate at the fastest rate.|
|Douglas Fir - Canadian||Durable with clean no knots strong grain character. No finishes required. Can be finished though.|
|European Oak||Durable with numerous knots creating character. Specified for public buildings for a long lifespan. No finishes are required.|
|Iroko||Durable African hardwood. Few defects and easily machined, ideal for a wide range of uses.
No finishes required, but can be stained, painted etc. The main drawback is that Chain of Custody is almost impossible to achieve on Iroko.
|Larch - European and Siberian||European has a lot of defects and looks quite similar to Spruce/Pine. It is durable, especially on sunny aspects - it tends to remain flat and does not split/crack. Needs stain. Siberian Larch has far less defects and gives a cleaner appearance. Needs stain. Durability on both of these is ‘moderate’|
|Pine - European||Moderately durable and most popular species for general purpose specifications. Depending on grade relatively clean or a knotty appearance can be achieved. Stain or paint finish is required.|
|Spruce - European||The most basic material, probably only ever suitable for featheredge specifications (often used in fencing). Only moderately durable and needs staining.|
|Thermowood||Not a species Thermowood is mainly Pine - the process ‘cooks’ the wood to give it a durable material that is stable and goes to a ‘nutty brown’ appearance. It can be left unfinished and is ideal for a wide range of cladding.|
|Cedar||Canadian Western Red Cedar is probably the most specified - it is durable, lightweight and stable. Usually air dried.
But kiln dried is widely available; can be left unfinished but will accept a stain finish.