Office Cladding: How to choose the right material
The right external office cladding not only protects your building from the elements, it also plays a significant part in the overall appearance of the building.
In any office building design, the walls are the largest single area of material, so choosing the right siding or cladding that can give your business a professional appearance is paramount. But with a myriad of different cladding options out there from fibre-cement or composite timber to PVC, how do you know what’s best for your design and for the building’s end users?
As well as having an aesthetic influence, your choice of external cladding material will also affect the amount of ongoing maintenance your office building will need.
Wood is commonly used to clad office buildings, but even popular choices such as Cedar can damage easily if knocked. It also requires significant and costly maintenance to keep it looking at its best.
In recent years more durable and highly engineered composite timber or WPC cladding materials such as Dura Cladding have taken the market by storm. They have low lifecycle costs and long-lasting properties.