The Beauty of Timber Cladding

Timber is a natural material – warm and comforting. The only truly renewable construction material it is strong, lightweight and easy to handle. It also has superior thermal and sound insulation properties – perfect for timber cladding projects.

Our cladding is available in a wide range of options – softwood and hardwood – which offer designers, contractors and homeowners a huge range of design possibilities. Timber cladding is suitable for both new build and renovation projects.

Available Timber Cladding Species to Choose from;

UK Spruce – pressure treated

Available in Waney edge, featheredge and rebated featheredge profiles.

Spruce is a coniferous evergreen tree in the family Pinaceae. Pressure Treated Spruce is lightweight, stable, rot-resistant, and affordable softwood.  It is a versatile and convenient building material for many purposes. Due to its lightweight and low hardness, it is easy to work with tools.  Spruce wood has a fine, even texture, and consistently straight grain. It gives a smooth finish and uniform appearance.  Its durability is not as much as that of a hardwood species.  Our Spruce is sourced from Irish forests in compliance with the standards on sustainability laid out by the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®), from a sawmill that promotes sustainable forestry and low-carbon businesses.

European Oak – pictured above 

We supply Waney Edge cladding in fresh sawn character grade Oak. Waney edge cladding isn’t as uniform as our other products because of it’s one waney edge (natural edge). The timber is a character grade so contains knots, although, none of these knots will be large dead knots. The European waney edged Oak cladding supplied is fresh sawn or “green” oak. You can stain or protect the colour of your timber by treating it however many people choose to let their cladding weather to a silvery grey colour.

Untreated Softwoods

We supply mixed species untreated softwood in UK larch and Douglas-fir waney edge boards and featheredged boards.

British Douglas Fir can vary a lot in colour from a pale red to a light orange and contains some small knots.  The fresh sawn merchantable British Douglas Fir we supply is great for external use. As one of our more durable softwoods, Douglas Fir is ideal for external use which is a credit to its strength, durability and versatility.  We are proud to supply high quality British timbers from renewable sources. These timbers are competitively priced and are ideal for your cladding. They are durable enough to withstand test of time and are easy to maintain.

The natural variation of colour in the Larch really sets it apart from some of the other more uniform timbers. The colour of the boards can vary from a reddish-brown to a brick red. It has a knotty and characterful nature which really brings the profile to life! British timbers are really popular and a lot of projects have started to demand the use of home grown timbers over the use of their foreign counterparts. British timbers are structurally sound, great for exterior use and bring character to your cladding which some of the more uniform foreign timbers lack.

Fresh sawn timber claddings best left untreated and to go silver grey. There are a wide range of optional treatments available, please talk to the team about the latest treatments available.

Canadian Cedar

Imported Western Red Cedar is commercially grown in Canada and the Coastal Pacific North West of the USA. It is very slowly grown with a close fine straight grain and is predominantly a red/brown colour. It is an extremely stable timber with a very low shinkage factor and it is also resistant to decay and insect attack.

Siberian Larch 

Imported Siberian Larch comes from the Lake Baykal region of Siberia. It has a consistent creamy yellow brown colour and is slow grown with a tight straight grain. Siberian Larch has a live tight intergrown knot formation and it contains a natural fungicide called arabinoglactan. When exposed to rain and sunlight, Siberian Larch will go an attractive silver grey colour. It is a tough timber, dense and resinous and very stable in use when dry. In the UK it is the hardest commercially available softwood species making is suitable for other applications such as decking as well as timber cladding.

Red Grandis

Red Grands is a straight grained hardwood timber of the Eucalyptus family. Sourced from Uruguay, it is a fast grown hardwood and it is harvested at around 20 years old when it has reached a diameter of around 60cm. The trees are tall and straight giving it a good straight grain and the forests are well managed and regular pruning ensures there are minimal knots. Red Grandis has full FSC® certification and is a very stable and dense timber with a durability class of 3 meaning that untreated it is rated as moderately durable. As this species is only rated as moderately durable we would recommend if it being used externally it is pressure treated to protect the sapwood from rot and insect attack.

JNY Redwood (U/S)

BrookClad Micronised Treatment enhances the durability and appearance of Scandinavian Redwood timber cladding and provides a real alternative to Canadian Cedar and Siberian Larch.
Benefits Include:
30 year warranty against fungal decay and insect attack
Green Guard Gold Certification for use in sensitive areas
Raw material readily available
Huge cost savings against other species
Low maintenance as is a preservative treatment, not a coating
Full chain of custody certification from sustainable sources
Every stage of production carried out in house with BrookClad
Produced in accordance with EN14915
All stages of production IS09001 certified.

UK Cedar

UK Western Red Cedar was commercially introduced into the UK in the 1950’s. Although it is the same species as the imported Western Red Cedar, it is very different. The UK grown variety is much faster grown and has regular sometimes large knots up to 50mm and when machined is can sometimes be slightly fluffy especially around knots. Care should be taken if using for a cladding to order a cladding quality grade as there are lower grades available not suitable for this end use. The UK grown Western Red Cedar is also only rated as moderately durable so if being used externally you should take advice on the best way to protect your cladding from rot and insect attack. If left untreated, when exposed to rain and sunlight, it will go an attractive silver grey colour.

See below for samples of the timber species. Talk to us about your cladding project by coming in to see us at the Timber Yard, Weston Subedge, email your requirements to or call us on 01386 840373


Timber Cladding Species Samples
Timber Cladding Species Samples