As a country that has had a long love affair with brick buildings, the UK has recently seen a boom in demand for Timber Cladding. This could be because more people are becoming aware of their carbon footprints, and are looking for alternatives that are environmentally friendly, and Timber Cladding definitely fits that bill.
Timber Cladding is popular amongst Architects, Developers and Local Authorities because it offers high performance, whilst being friendly on the environment.
Why use Cladding?
There are a variety of reasons why you might choose to use Cladding, including:
- Environmentally friendly. As timber cladding is a natural material, it does not need to be treated with harsh chemicals like metal materials. Also, the timber used has been sustainably sourced, meaning that any trees that were chopped down, were replaced by new trees.
- Thermal. Timber has natural insulation properties, allowing it to act as a thermal barrier for a building.
- Lightweight. This allows for easy installation, speeding up the process overall.
- Long-Lasting. Timber is, in general, a very strong material naturally, meaning that it has the natural defences to help it to be resistant to a variety of factors including: pollution, the elements and corrosion.
As members of the TDCA (Timber Decking and Cladding Association), Howarth Timber & Building Supplies is wholly committed to supplying the highest quality, sustainable timber cladding products, including innovative solutions such as the ArborClad timber cladding range. Working with industry leading manufacturers alongside their own specialist cladding manufacturing facilities, the ArborClad timber cladding range is perfect for any application, from domestic and commercial to refurbishment.