Balau shiplap cladding
Cladding is an increasingly popular method for giving your home, office or garden a lift. Our cladding 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.
Balau is an extremely dense and durable hardwood. Naturally resistant to insect and fungal attack.
Our Balau boards tend to range from light through to dark brown. When the different shades are fitted together, an impressive and contemporary look that is particularly striking in the wet is achieved.
Grading guidelines allow for Balau to contain microscopic holes known as pinworm – these are in no way detrimental to the structure of the timber.
Whilst Balau is an extremely stable hardwood, we recommend that you leave a minimum 4mm gap between each board (5-6mm for 145mm wide boards). Being a natural product there will be some expansion and shrinkage in certain climates, but this is not likely to be noticed by the human eye.
Please note that as hardwood specialists, we do not stock softwood for sub-frames. We recommend that you source this from a standard timber merchant.
Balau can be fitted using stainless steel deck screws (always pre-drill hardwoods) and using hidden fixing systems *boards edge grooved to accept hidden fixings*
We recommend sealing the cut ends of your boards with an end grain sealer (beeswax works beautifully).
Decking oil: The most common finish for any hardwood deck. This product contains UV filters to delay the silvering process that strong sunlight causes in any hardwood.
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