Let’s talk cladding..
Cladding comes in a range of different materials and provides a selection of qualities. It offers a degree of insulation, weather resistance and aesthetic qualities. Cladding can be made from wood, metal, brick, vinyl and composite materials.
For stabling and shelters our standard cladding is a 16mm Shiplap (finishes 12mm). Shiplap has a smooth, elegant finish in a traditional cream colour. This sustainable piece of wood is treated green therefore resistant to rot for 15 years, increasing the longevity of your building. Shiplap is named after the way it slots together, it overlaps to provide a natural air and moisture seal.
If you have larger horses that like to rub against the cladding or if installing a winter workshop you may decide to upgrade to 19mm Shiplap (finishes 14.5mm), this offers you more protection because of the thicker slat.
For outhouses, summer houses or workshops you may consider loglap. This material is 22mm in thickness and gives you ‘country cottage’ vibes, this is a tongue and groove type of cladding with each piece locking together. This is deeper in colour than the shiplap and offers enhanced insulation qualities due to the thickness of the wood.
Featheredge cladding is considered the cheapest type of cladding as it has a thin and narrow panel. Featheredge works by overlapping the boards by 40/50mm, this helps give resistance to wind and rain. Darker in colour with a rough finish, this type of wood is good for a cost-effective shed, shelter or stable.
Composite cladding is a synthetic alternative to timber, this product creates a similar look to timber in appearance with a more reliable and consistent outcome. This material is often made from recycled plastics, is highly durable and low maintenance compared to its natural competitors. Created with function in mind composite cladding will absorb less water and does not rot, warp in wet conditions and is not as susceptible to pests such as termites. Composite cladding will last for years however you do pay the price for this great material, being one of the most expensive cladding we offer.
Want that premium look? Cedar cladding is great for garden offices, not only a smooth and aesthetically pleasing timber is a very effective insulator. It is a timber that lasts for decades and looks great within a garden setting. When first installed cedar has a natural reddish colour and is left to fade to an organic silvery grey colour.
So now you are briefed on the types of cladding we can provide, what material will you be choosing?