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Help Choosing External Wood Cladding

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by Skavenger, 14 Sep 2017.

  1. Skavenger

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    Hi;

    I am building a workshop in my garden and would like some advice on choosing some appropriate cladding to suit.

    I have an Irish Oak UPVC window like this one and would like the cladding to compliment it and this is the kind of look that I am hoping to achieve.

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    What cladding would you advise (what type of wood) and to be able to fit the cladding in a horizontal plane as per the picture what kind of fixings? The above looks like shiplap or T&G?

    Many thanks
     
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    probably txg shiplap
    ex5"[109mm coverage] is cheaper than ex6"[133mm coverage] by about 1/3 in other words the extra 25% coverage costs you 50% more
     
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    From TP here, the Shiplap Softwood 125mm is £1.49 pm compared to the 150mm which is £3.22 pm.
    I guess I would need to treat and protect it before use. I want a colour as close as the pic in the first post.

    Timberclick do Homegrown and Siberian Larch, the description on the Homegrown ref knots falling out and resin puts me off.
    The Siberian Larch is Kiln Dried and for 100mm it is £3.00 per metre. This would also need a treatment to prevent silvering.

    So its is UK Redwood or Siberian Larch?

    What would be the best kind of treatment?
     
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    Been trying to do some estimates and calculations - I need just under 8m2.
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    TimberClick Siberian Larch works out at about £330

    wickes Exterior Softwood Cladding Kiln Dried works out at about £130

    Travis Perkins Shiplap Redwood untreated works out at £120

    Both the wickes and TP will need treating I guess adding to the overall cost.

    It's over budget but I reckon the Siberian Larch is the better bet?
     
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    Just had another look at Siberian Larch on TimberClick and I was pricing up the secret nailed 25mm x 100mm, the 25mm x 150mm ShipLap works out cheaper at £265.
     
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    dont forget they havent given the coverage they have given the sizes you need to deduct about 10mm as the measurement dont allow for the tongue being 10mm into the groove
     
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    and 6x1[150x25] is the pre worked size so about 20x133 coverage
    and 4x1[100x25] is the pre worked size so about 20x88mm coverage
     
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