Ipe shiplap cladding
- Shiplap profile
- Lead time – 2-4 weeks
Cladding is an increasingly popular method for giving your home, office or garden a lift. Comes in various lengths.
Cladding is an increasingly popular method for giving your home, office or garden a lift. We offer four styles of hardwood oak weather boarding; Featheredge, Square edge Shadow Gap and Shiplap. Each style can give a different look to your project and our team are happy to discuss each with you to find the best fit for your requirements.
Ipe is an extremely dense and durable hardwood. It is naturally resistant to insect and fungal attack.
Ipe is renowned for its outstanding colouration. Whilst boards tend to range from light brown through to dark red, sparks of orange and green can also feature. When the different shades are fitted together, an impressive, contemporary, rich, dark and unique deck is achieved. This colour variation is widely sought after.
Ipe like many other species can be prone to worm hole, Short Grain and Grain Swirl which are natural defects and acceptable within grading. If, however, you are you are looking for a more uniform finish, we recommend one of our other timbers.
Whilst Ipe is the most stable of hardwoods, we recommend that you leave a 3-5mm spacing in between each board. Being a natural product there will be some expansion and shrinkage depending on climate.
Please note that as hardwood specialists, we do not stock softwood for sub-frames. We recommend that your source this from a standard timber merchants.
We recommend sealing the cut ends of your boards with an end grain sealer.
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