Cladding Options Available
Roofing Shingles are leightweight, glass fibre-based kitumen strip slates. They are available in black, brown, green, red and slate grey. The shingles have an estimated lifespan of 25-30 years, and also come with a product guarantee from the manufacturer over this period.
The Shingles Require zero mantenance, as they are non-rotting glass-fibre based.
Siberian Larch is a naturally durable timber (class 3), the resins and extracts in the wood create a high resistence to decay and rot. Siberian larch is one of the most durable softwoods available as the lifespan can achieve between 30-50 years, better performance can only be achieved wih cedar or modified timber.
The timber does not require any maintenance due to the natural durability. Though it is recommended to apply UV protection oil to prevent changes in the wood.
THERMO wood is modified timber using finnish grown redwood and has achieved a durability rating of 2, this allows a long lifespan of 30+ years without the requirements for further treatment. The heat modification process enhances the stability of the timber, so it is unlikely to twist or warp.
The timber does not require any further treatment. Though if left to weather naturally it will turn a silve/ greay shade. To protect the coating on site, use a UV protection oil like OSM 420D, this will prevent the timber from changing colour.
Cedar when used as external cladding is one of the world’s most durable cladding, with an expected 60 year plus lifespan. The timber due to its natural properties is unlikely to twist or warp.
The timber requires no treatment due to its natural resistence to moisture decay and insect damage. Though will require to be oiled once a year to prevent the beautiful red colour from turning to a shade of silver.