Softwood continues to be the most popular external cladding for most buildings. Western Timber Research and Development Association (). Species all the species are durable and suitable for external use for a minimum 25 years. Imported western red cedar – very good for cladding, light, pliable. Page 1. Cladding Installation details including;. Head, Cill and Jamb. TRADA Drawings supplied by.
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However, when mistakes are made in the design it is usually very visible. Other staining may be due to excessive wetting, chemical staining, or pollution. Free to use BIM project management tool provides step-by-step help to define, manage and validate responsibility for information development and delivery at each stage of the asset life cycle in level 2 BIM projects.
Just take 2 minutes to register a FREE account with us first. When selecting species, consider the natural durability of the wood and the options for preservation and coating. There are options for discreet fixing, but this is an area where specific advice should be sought from an expert source.
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External timber cladding. 3rd edition, TRADA Technology – Publication Index | NBS
Covers solid timber, softwood and hardwood cladding. Some species commonly used as uncoated cladding are prone to extractive staining.
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Timber cladding may not be acceptable close to boundaries or above a certain height. Offers guidance to designers and specifiers to enable best practice principles to be applied to external timber cladding.
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Softwoods can generally exhernal fixed with suitably sized ring-shank nails, but TRADA recommends hardwoods are fixed with screws and washers through oversized holes where double fixings are used. How can I prevent my cladding from leaching out extractives? What board sizes are recommended? Free to use BIM project management tool provides step-by-step help to define, manage and validate responsibility for information externall and delivery at each stage of the asset life cycle in level 2 BIM projects.
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TRADA members benefit from full access to our research and publications. Depending on its location, wood cladding may require pre-treatment with a fire retardant, which must be compatible with any preservative treatments and coatings. I want to clad onto a curved surface, what should I consider?
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