Shiplap cladding is made from high quality, slow grown softwood that is kiln dried for extra strength. As it is made from good quality wood the shiplap cladding should not twist, warp or split. The shiplap cladding is made to overlap the board next to it to create shadow lines and give weather protection, as the shape of the wood means it can expand and contract to cope with any weather conditions. When using shiplap cladding the pieces fit neatly together creating a tight seal, this helps with waterproofing and also means the wood is low maintenance as it is protected form the elements.
When using shiplap cladding outdoors you should use good wood preservative on the wood to prolong its lifespan as well, this should be used on all surfaces especially on any cut edges and any screw or nail holes to prevent water seeping in and eventually causing problems.
When the shiplap cladding is installed horizontally it makes the area it is attached to appear longer which can add a feeling of spaciousness. Cladding can also be used vertically or horizontally for a different look..
Shiplap cladding is used outdoors for many things like garages, sheds, cabins and summerhouses. It can even be used for making repairs, where a small part of the existing shiplap cladding can be replaced easily with a new section. Indoors it can be used for a panelled feature. If using it indoors it is recommended that the wood be aired, laying flat in the same room for 72 hours before use to condition it, this helps prevent any problems once it is installed.
Shiplap cladding has a smooth planed surface that can be easily stained, painted, and varnished to match or coordinate where it is to be used, this also helps increase the lifespan of the product.
One of the best ways to improve the look of your house, shed or garage is to change the shiplap cladding. Shiplap cladding is an external layer that as well as enhancing the look, can also help to insulate and protect your external wall from the elements.
Your choice of shiplap cladding material for your shiplap wall is just as important as the overall layout, design and construction method, ultimately dictating the finished look of your house. Here at Building Supplies Online, we stock a the Shiplap Cladding which is perfect for putting on exterior structures to create a shiplap wall finish.
Bradstone Shiplap Cladding
The Shiplap Cladding is a softwood Tongue & Groove shiplap cladding particularly suited for exterior work, such as horizontal boarding of sheds, garages or parts of house walls.
- Cladding Width: 125mm
- Cladding Depth: 16mm
- Cladding Length: 2.1m
- Cladding Width: 119mm
- Cladding Depth: 11.5mm
- Cladding Length: 2.1m
Maintaining your Softwood Timber Shiplap Cladding
Your Shiplap cladding Wall over time will need painting and priming and regular maintenance of the Shiplap Cladding using preservative treatments and re-painting to keep it looking its best and preserving you shiplap cladding for future years
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