External timber covering used to be a rough wood planking used on farm buildings like barns and sheds. Now, timber cladding has been improved and redesigned to be a great material for external cladding of both residential and commercial buildings.
Covering external walls of new or existing buildings with external timber cladding can be an environmentally friendly and attractive solution. You can also hire the cladding specialists in Newcastle.
If you are wondering just what a timber cladding wall is and how it is applied, read on. Timber covering is made of wood boards or planks applied to the outside of a two-wall construction. You will have the inner wall with a space filled with insulation, a waterproof membrane, and a ventilation cavity, then the outer wall of timber cladding.
The timber covering is fastened by nails or screws to the battens. It is installed vertically, horizontally or diagonally using tongue and groove or shiplap joints, or sometimes open joints or overlapped joints like siding. This outer and inner wall construction with the cavity between, and good ventilation, makes for a building that is attractive as well as having improved thermal properties. It is like putting a second skin on a building.
There are a variety of woods used for timber covering depending on the look customers want. Some of the woods used, like European redwood, whitewood, and pine need to be treated with preservatives. There is a very attractive timber covering choices among these wood choices. Woodworks with acoustical wall panels in many buildings.