Cladding: A Complete Guide

What Are The Different Types Of Cladding

There are many different types of cladding available for portable buildings which offer many different styles, usages, prices and durability depending on what uses you require from them. Below is a guide to what kind of cladding options are out there and which is the best for you.

What Is Cladding

Cladding is the application of one material over another to provide a skin or layer. In construction. cladding is used to provide a degree of thermal insulation and weather resistance and to improve the appearance of buildings.

Cladding can be made of any of a wide range of materials including wood, metal, brick, vinyl , etc.

Between the cladding and the wall there is a cavity where rain can run down.

There are multiple different options of cladding for portable buildings such as:

Thermowood

Is produced by heat treating Finnish grown pine and spruce to temperatures in excess of 200 degrees Celsius.

During the heat treatment, chemical and structure changes occur within the timber which alters and improves some of its basic characteristics. The resulting product is an altogether more durable and stable timber, an ideal cladding material for use in exposed areas such as external walls.

Larch Cladding

British Larch is a tough and naturally durable softwood grown in local woodlands that is ideal for external cladding in exposed areas. It is one of the cheapest options for cladding so is ideal for tight budgets.

Ideal for exposed elevations and areas where knocks and scrapes are likely to occur.

British larch ranges in colour from pinky-brown in the heartwood to a creamy white colour in the sap. Depending on the grade there will also be some or many dark brown knots and occasional resin pockets along the cladding panels.

Cedar Cladding

Cedar cladding, especially Western Red, is more weather resistant than most timber. This makes external cedar cladding a great choice for any buildings, from a small garage to an entire house or cabin. Cladding like this can last between 40-60 years making it highly durable, relatively cheap if your on a budget, easy to install from scratch and an effective insulator to keep the cabin warm in the colder months.

Vinyl-Wrapping

Vinyl-Wrapping is the perfect solution for covering a plain cabin with designs or company branding to stand out your business from the rest of the crowd. It also helps disguise unsightly, pre-used, worn sales cabins to give them a new lease of life with a brand new look.

Brick-Slip

Essentially a tile that looks like a brick and perfect to replica a brick finish to your building, on top of this its space saving compared to using full facing bricks by 8 cm and still looking genuine.

Available in a wide range of different styled bricks which are easy to install which is ideal for some of its uses such as , feature walls, renovations and outbuildings.

Trespa Cladding

A decorative high-pressure compact laminate (HPL) with integral surfaces manufactured using Trespa’s unique in-house technology, Electron Beam Curing (EBC). The blend of up to 70% natural fibres and thermosetting resins, manufactured under high pressure and temperatures yields a highly stable, dense panel with good strength to weight ratio.

Trespa offers endless possibilities and variety of colours available in solid and sturdy materials with weather resistance and low maintenance to upkeep and clean.

Prodema Cladding

Prodema cladding panels are highly durable, impact resistant boards with a high grade natural wood veneer. Finished with natural wood and coated with Prodema in-house formulated acrylic resin finish. Hardy and element proof, these cladding panels are completely watertight. So Prodema panels show excellent colour and gloss appearance after 10 years of extended exposure.

Prodema cladding is environmentally friendly as well as technologically advanced with good durability and weather resistance to boot.

Stone Cladding

Stone cladding is a refined or thin layer of natural/artificial stone, which is applied to an interior or external wall, to give the effect that it is made entirely of stone. Natural stone is preferred for a more authentic, rustic and durable approach to cladding.

Stone cladding provides that old fashioned design that can be used anywhere from cabins to bathrooms to fireplaces. The benefits of using stone is that it is highly durable and easy to maintain with a simple application of a water based sealant.

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