Timber cladding offers form and function. It provides an envelope that shields your home, while also adding a naturally striking feature.
The new range of hardwood timber cladding from Boral is manufactured locally to adapt to the harsh Australian conditions, and provides a long-lasting and durable surface for interior and exterior applications.
According to Leon Travis, national sales and distribution manager - Boral Timber, hardwood timber cladding should be considered an integral part of the overall building design, contributing to the aesthetics, comfort and structural performance of the residence.
“Words like ‘shiplap’ have become buzzwords among renovators both locally and internationally. Shiplap is simply the name of a timber cladding profile that’s proving popular as a feature timber.
“The adaptability of timber cladding can make it a material of choice across anything from interior and exterior walls and fences to sheds and garages. It may be installed vertically or horizontally to add character to a property.
“Timber cladding can equally suit a traditional and contemporary home design, complementing other exposed building materials such as concrete and brick,” Travis said.
Boral hardwood timber cladding showcases the beauty of popular Australian timbers, including Blackbutt and Spotted Gum, and is an economical finish for both new and old buildings.
“Forming a unique feature of many architecturally designed commercial and residential buildings, Blackbutt cladding in particular is often chosen due to the species’ naturally termite resistant properties and fire resistance to a BAL 29 rating. Its attractive colouring also creates a blank canvas for achieving a custom stained finish,” he said.
Timber cladding additionally carries energy efficiency benefits. Timber has air pockets within its cellular structure which create a natural barrier to heat and cold, forming a layer of insulation around a home.
Provided the building is designed using the principles of energy efficiency, lightweight timber can help to reduce energy bills and enhance comfort indoors.
Available in Rusticated, Shadow and Shiplap profiles, the Boral hardwood timber cladding range is designed for fixing to both timber and steel framework, and offers a diverse design scope for lightweight structures. Boral also produces V-Joint Lining for decorative internal wall applications.
It has full Chain of Custody certification, meeting the Australian Forestry Standard (AFS) AS 4707-2006. Boral Timber recommends that only experienced professional contractors handle the installation of its hardwood timber cladding.