Softwood continues to be the most popular external cladding for most buildings. Western Timber Research and Development Association (). Species all the species are durable and suitable for external use for a minimum 25 years. Imported western red cedar – very good for cladding, light, pliable. Page 1. Cladding Installation details including;. Head, Cill and Jamb. TRADA Drawings supplied by.

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Timber frame construction 4 Clear All Filters. Durable species may be more expensive to specify at the outset but may require less maintenance than a cheaper, less durable species.

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How can I prevent my cladding from leaching out extractives? Offers guidance to designers and specifiers to enable best practice principles to be applied to external timber cladding.

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Click here to find out how to access this document. Timher members benefit from full access to our research and publications. Stainless steel or non-ferrous fasteners are preferred to prevent long term corrosion and possible chemical reaction with some timber species.


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What species are suitable for use in timber cladding? There are Building Regulations in place which are intended to restrict the spread of fire.

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A variety of hardwoods and modified woods are tradaa suitable however. However, when mistakes are made in the design it is usually very visible. Case Studies Research Learning Resources. TRADA also recommends that any individual part of the board, for example the tongue or top edge of a featheredge board, should not be less than 9mm in thickness.

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Detail Drawings Detail drawings showing precise methods of construction are available in this section. As the boards weather, they can leach out extractives that can stain other boards, or the surfaces of other materials below or adjacent to them.

Horizontal boards cannot be easily bent around tight radial curves, particularly if they have a tongued clwdding grooved profile. There are options for discreet fixing, but this is an area where specific advice should be sought from an expert source.


It is now a member of the BM TRADA Group of companies and is the appointed provider claddng research and information programmes and for the administration of its member services. Crosslam and glulam house.

There are a number of ways of removing stains, from washing to the application of chemical cleaners. Dashboard Account Details Log out. Case Studies Research Learning Resources. When selecting species, consider the natural durability of the wood and the options for preservation and coating. Stanbrook Abbey was described in the RIBA National Awards citation cladding ‘A truly extraordinary piece of architecture… To execute such a beautiful organic form suggests divine intervention.

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