What does Thermally Modified mean?
Thermally Modified means that the Timber Cladding has been treated in such a way, that the properties of the wood have altered, and as a result the timber is less absorbent. This helps to prevent the timber from distorting when the Cladding is exposed to moisture. It also prevents the wood from rotting as a result of long-term exposure to water.
This modification makes the Timber ideal for use both as an external “skin” for a building, but also in wet internal areas, such as bathrooms, steam rooms etc.
The process of heating the wood means that no chemical treatments are used on the timber, which creates a cladding that is friendly on the environment. The lack of chemicals also allow the colour to be a consistent grey that looks naturally weathered.
By Thermally Modifying the Timber, the stability and durability is built up, and it can still be treated to protect the wood from fire. The timber can still be painted and/or stained.