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    British Larch Shadow Gap Cladding

    Our carefully machined British Larch Shadow Gap Cladding is the perfect choice should you require a clean linear appearance, impeccable weather protection and a cost effective alternative to our oak claddings. Unlike a shiplap profile, with its distinctive shadow lines once fitted, the Shadow Gap profile offers a more smoother finish with its slimmer shadow gap, making it ideal for use on contemporary builds or extensions to an older property.

    British Larch has striking colour variations from pinks, browns to creams depending on which part of the tree it is cut. There are some dark brown knots which can loosen as the wood dries, this occasionally results in resin patches that may ooze a little at first and sometimes during subsequent hot summers. Due to its super high resin content, British Larch can prove to be twice as durable as common pine, making it an incredibly strong and hardwearing species. 

    This machined cladding is recommended for external use only. If exposed to varying weather conditions before fitting your boards, they are likely to cup, warp and split; the ideal time to fit cladding to keep this to a minimum is between the months of October and April and within 7 to 14 days of delivery. 

    Your boards will be supplied untreated. No treatments are required, however if you wish to preserve the supplied colour or use a weather resistant sealant, please take a look at our Treatex range. Should you wish to leave it to age gracefully, it will eventually turn to a beautiful silvery grey colour as the suns rays do their work. 

    We offer the following section sizes:

    • 142mm x 20mm - The overall width is 142mm, with the visible face measuring 122mm with 36mm tongue and square edges.

    The visible face size is 20mm less to account for the joint and the namesake shadow gap which measures at 16mm. Please note that the sizes are nominal and may vary slightly.

    Ready to fix and available in two options - First and Character Grade:

    First Grade is sorted to include only the clearest (most knot free) boards with the straightest grain possible. A perfect choice for all modern and contemporary applications.

    Character Grade will have a mixture of all top four grades, 1 through to 4 - some clear of knots and some straight grain, others with knots and some sloping grain. A perfect choice for all traditional/rustic applications, it gives a less uniformed look, without compromising its excellent durability properties.

    This profile is priced per square metre and comes in random lengths between 1200mm and 3600mm unless otherwise specified for an additional charge: 

    • Set lengths up to 3500mm - £4.00 extra per square metre exc VAT
    • Set lengths above 3500mm - £8.00 extra per square metre exc VAT

    Please contact our Sales Team on 01536 267107 should you have any issues.

    Still unsure? We offer up to two samples of our cladding boards for a £5 inc VAT postage charge. Should you wish to then purchase cladding boards that are the same product as your samples, we will reimburse you the £5 postage charge upon ordering!*

    *Terms and Conditions apply

    Here at UK Timber Ltd the grading rules for our cladding products have been kept as simple as possible. British Larch, Siberian Larch and Douglas fir have two grades, either First or Character in both fresh sawn and dried profiled cladding boards.

    Product Options

    BLSG14220C
    Size: 142mm x 20mm | Min Qnty: 1 | Treatment: No End Matching
    £27.99 ex VAT
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    BLSG14220F
    Grade: First Grade | Size: 142mm x 20mm | Min Qnty: 1 | Treatment: No End Matching
    £36.49 ex VAT
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    BLSG14220CE
    Size: 142mm x 20mm | Min Qnty: 1 | Treatment: End Matching
    £40.49 ex VAT
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    BLSG14220FE
    Grade: First Grade | Size: 142mm x 20mm | Min Qnty: 1 | Treatment: End Matching
    £48.99 ex VAT
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