Advantages of Timber Cladding

Timber cladding is a fantastic way to protect your home from the wintry weather and the elements. Pieces of timber are installed over the walls of your property to protect it. This helps to maintain the integrity of your house. It is also quite a decorative statement and can add value to your home. In this way, it enhances the exterior of your home. Below are some advantages of using timber for cladding your home.

Environmentally Green

Timber is a renewable resource, unlike some non-renewable construction materials we could mention. A minimal amount of non-renewable fossil fuels are required to produce timber compared to other materials. Timber is also 100% recyclable which makes it one of the most environmentally friendly materials for your home.

Easy Installation

The lightweight nature of timber ensures quick and effective installation of the cladding. The installation of the timber is easy to handle and fast to complete. This helps to drive down costs, which can make timber a good value choice for cladding your home.


Timber cladding has many home designs because the wood can be trimmed to any size. Timber is also available in lots of patterns. You can use timber cladding on lots of architectural designs and their flexibility ensures that any scale or project will be suitable. Timber also allows you to experiment with decorative effects. You can stain the cladding or allow the timber to go through its own natural process of weathering which is quite popular.

Very Durable

Timber cladding can last for many years if it is maintained properly. It has a very high impact resistance that helps to minimise damage to your house. Scratches and chips on timber siding are not as visible as they are on other cladding materials. Also, you can do treatments during the manufacturing, including making the timber more resistant to fire. There are also a few timber species, such as Douglas fir and Western red cedar, that are known to last a long time. 

Acoustic Sounds

Your choice of siding can help keep your home nice and warm. Some materials allow noise to filter right through the walls. However, if you clad with timber it helps to filter out noises and minimise them. This is because timber has great sound absorption. It helps to make your home a tranquil place.

Energy Efficiency

Timber has very high insulation properties. It's very low thermal conductivity is much lower than concrete and steel. This helps to reduce energy consumption. Also, it helps to sustain energy resources and saves you lots of money over time.

Wood Lane Timber Merchants Ltd supply a vast range of timber suitable for cladding. For additional product information please call 0115 964 0888 or email us on

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