Types of Timber Cladding

Timber cladding serves as a protective barrier against moisture and air penetration for your home's exterior. While modern construction techniques have evolved over time, wood cladding remains a popular choice among builders for its unique character and timeless appeal.

In this article, we will explore several types of timber cladding, each offering distinct features and installation methods. Let's dive in and discover the charm of these cladding styles.

Builders have been utilising wood cladding since the late eighteenth-century until they began implementing modern construction techniques.

There are few styles of timber claddings, but those that are offer unique character:

Tapered Lap Timber Cladding

Tapered Lap Timber Cladding has a certain tapered thickness at the very top of the cladding with a widened bottom.
Cladding is installed horizontally with a 30mm overlap on each of the pieces.
It is then nailed to the walls just above the overlap.

Notched Lap

This particular cladding has the same taper to it as lap cladding, however the top and bottom are notched, thus allowing the pieces to fit together when they are installed.
The overlap will be approximately 15mm and again, the cladding will be nailed to the wall just above the cladding overlap.

Shiplap Timber Cladding

Shiplap Timber Cladding has a notched overlap and a slight angle after the notch for that extra touch of character.
This siding would be nailed directly through the face of the siding with two nails with a 25mm overlap.

Chamferbaord Timber Cladding

Also known as Dutchlap, the installation design is notched with the top shaped at a long angle of about 10 degrees.
An overlap of approximately 12mm will be integrated into the design and will be nailed through the face of the of the siding ensuring it’s secured into the walls.

Choosing the right timber cladding for your home's exterior can significantly enhance its visual appeal and provide protection against the elements. From Tapered Lap and Notched Lap to Shiplap and Chamferboard, each cladding style offers its own distinct charm and installation method. Consider the architectural style of your home, the desired aesthetic, and the level of maintenance required when selecting your timber cladding.

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