Avoid the drawbacks of timber cladding
Whilst timber has always been a popular cladding choice, as a material it has several major drawbacks. At the cheaper end of the market there are a range of softwoods that can vary hugely in appearance because of the presence of knots and other natural defects. These softwoods require regular painting and staining which can prove costly over the life of the cladding, and is always time consuming. More expensive hardwoods such as oak require a little less maintenance, but contain high tannin levels which can leach out during exposure to the elements, resulting in dark streaks.
With its natural wood look and enhanced durability Dura Cladding is the ideal composite alternative to wood cladding. Made from a unique combination of recycled wood and plastic known as composite timber or WPC, Dura Cladding is an attractive, simple to install and economical way to finish your building’s exterior.
Dura Cladding composite timber cladding offers clear advantages over natural wood cladding. It also comes with a fantastic warranty and service life. It is ideal for any self-build or home cladding project as a colour-stable and low maintenance alternative to real timber planks.
Dura Cladding also offers benefits over other kinds of exterior wall cladding such as fibre cement cladding which can be challenging to install, may require periodic repainting or touch-ups and can be brittle and awkward to handle.
Dura Cladding’s unique composite timber formula produces a longer lasting cladding that is environmentally friendly, easy to install and requires minimal maintenance.
Only clad the elevations you need to
If you’re renovating a property, remember that it may not be necessary to clad the entire house. In some cases cladding just the upper storey or including a feature panel of Dura Cladding will smarten up a tired and drab exterior. If you’re planning an extension and want to incorporate cladding, adding composite timber Dura Cladding as a feature on both the new and old walls can help create a cohesive, matching design. A full range of complementary trims and accessories are available, making it easy to work around details such as windows and doors to achieve a smart and uniform finish to your cladding. Why not consult our free Technical Manual now to help with your installation?