Bonsai Elements

Cladding

Cladding is an increasingly popular choice for finishing the outside of commercial and domestic buildings. Otherwise known as weatherboarding or siding, timber cladding is an attractive and economical way to finish the exterior of both new and old buildings. Wood provides a hardwearing, protective layer against the elements and is an excellent insulator.

Many different species of wood are suitable for exterior use because of their natural resistance to decay. Osmo provide an extremely wide choices of timbers, profiles and finishes as is the case with their decking. Traditional British timbers such as oak, elm, chestnut, western red cedar and larch have been used for hundreds of years to protect houses from the elements. Imported timbers such as Canadian western red cedar and Siberian larch are increasingly being specified for a more modern, contemporary appearance. These species of wood are available in a range of profiles from the more rustic waney-edge and feather-edge to the clean lines of the machined shiplap and halflap.

Vetedy, manufacturers of our 'Softline' hidden fixing decking system also manufacture a very fine hidden-fixing cladding system called 'Techniclic'.

To download Osmo's cladding brochure please click here

To download Vetedy's 'Techniclic' cladding brochure please click here