Sustainable Design: Hardwood cladding and why you should consider it

31 January 2019

As the world is gradually moving towards utilising sustainable energies and resources, the construction and building industry is taking a page out of the book and returning back to integrating wood aesthetics in their ethos. One technique which has been making waves in external design is wood cladding.

What is wood cladding?

Cladding can be described as the application of a material over another to provide a layer of protection between external elements and the surface underneath. Wood cladding combines the serene, natural aesthetics of wood  whilst maintaining the versatility and resistant properties of hardwoods to the external surface of a building.

What are the benefits?

The strengths of wood cladding lie in its base material. For example, hardwoods which possess natural properties of fire resistance and water-proofing make an excellent candidate for wood-cladding houses. Wood cladding a surface also adds to the longevity due its resistance to external wear.

As a solution to modern architectural complexities, variations of wood cladding present an opportunity for natural, sustainable home constructions. When installed properly, wood cladding requires little to no maintenance in addition to a reduced carbon footprint due to its sustainable production practices and durability.

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What kinds of wood cladding are there?

There are several processes that go into the production and installation of wood cladding surface. During the manufacturing process, different treatments can also lead to a completely different result and improve the quality of the wood. Due to its versatility of material, colours and grains of wood can also help determine the type of surface you want for your home.


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