Cladding

What do those Cladding terms mean?

There are many different types of home and shed cladding, which means that there will be numerous amount of terms that you will have to know. Thus allowing you to know what you are getting for your money. Below we have listed some of the terms, with brief descriptions, that you should know.

Feather Edge
This term is in reference to the laying style of the timber and it means that the boards are tapered across their width. This allows for the style of the board to be rural and rustic in appearance. This is ideal for a traditional home or barn conversion. This is most often used for fences because it allows you to create a fence that is the exact length and height you require. It is also known for being strong and resilient against the elements, a must in England.

Shiplap
Shiplap cladding is normally used for wooden garden sheds, as it stops water from penetrating into it, as well as from the elements. It does this by overlapping to the board next to it and it is low-maintenance. The name itself is in reference to the fact that it used to be used to construct ships.

Tanalised
This means that timber has been treated with the Tanalith, a trademark timber preservative. This type of timber has a number of uses that vary from internal and external.

Loglap
This type of timber cladding is flat on the back and is curved from the front. It is normally available in a range of widths and lengths and is made from a quality softwood. It is a strong yet light and durable, which means it is ideal when used for sheds or portable buildings. This is very similar to shiplap cladding but the look of it differs, as it resembles the look of a log cabin.

Redwood
A softwood that is used in many ways, anything from decking, fences to furniture. It can vary in shade and the grain is normally straight.

And there you have it, now you are knowledgeable about cladding. Feel free to test your knowledge by looking at our range of home and shed cladding.