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    What are some of the reasons to choose timber cladding?

    1st December 2021

    Timber cladding has long been seen as a highly versatile material, ideal for incorporating into designs for homes, commercial properties, summerhouses and outbuildings —creating striking façades. 

    You can also source timber cladding sustainably at the most competitive prices, allowing you to increase the value of your property with a natural material that will stand the test of time. Below we've detailed some of the key benefits to homeowners and businesses. 

    Create a more beautiful finish

    Timber cladding is available in a wide range of styles and shades, allowing you to select the exact finish that will complement your property's exterior and surroundings. Timber cladding is suitable for almost all house and outbuilding designs due to its varied tones, characteristics and styles. There is also a wide variety of wood types to consider, such as Character Grade Oak, Siberian Larch, English Larch and Black Painted Whitewood. 

    Transform an outdated property into a contemporary home

    Worn and dated exteriors can detract from a property's saleability, but you can quickly and simply upgrade your existing exterior to make it seem new. Cladding is often used to improve a tired and dated home, and it's challenging to find a material that comes close to timber in terms of character, strength and durability. 

    Improve insulation levels 

    Timber cladding is highly effective at reducing heat loss in winter and heat gain in summer, which means that your home will remain comfortable.  It is also an excellent insulator against noise and will keep out unwanted sounds. 

    Improve energy efficiency

    Adding timber cladding adds à to your home's overall thermal performance, which means that you can expect reduced electricity and gas bills. Timber cladding has been found to reduce heat loss by as much as 97%, so if you're looking for an easy way to improve the energy efficiency of your property, then modernising your exterior with timber may well be the solution. 

    Dazzling yet durable!

    Timber cladding will withstand rain, wind and snow, especially if it is well maintained. Any chips, scratches or minimal dents are often hard to spot against the natural grain of timber cladding, meaning effects of wear and age are less noticeable. You will also find that the timber develops even more character with age (depending on the wood species), much like a fine wine! Timber grown in harsher environments will inherently be more durable to the elements, however, more vulnerable species can be preservative-treated to slow the degradation processes.

    Spare a thought for sustainability

    Timber is essentially carbon neutral. Trees naturally absorb CO2 and release oxygen, balancing any emissions far better than other popular building materials. You can also find sustainably sourced timber cladding, a genuinely renewable organic resource that grows infinitely — so long as replanting is in place and ongoing.

    We hope this information was helpful. If you'd like to learn more about the advantages of timber cladding or wish to speak to us about our products and how we can help you, please contact UK Sleepers today. 

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