Articles: Go Traditional and use Waney Edge Cladding

The majority of timber we supply as Waney Edge cladding is British (with the exception of European Oak). These timbers are all fresh sawn and are either merchantable or character grade timber.

Waney Edge cladding is different from our other forms of cladding because it is in no way “uniform” with each board being an uneven width. The timber is rough sawn and although we do call it a profile the boards are not an exact match because we can’t assume how much wane there will be on the boards. This means that the profile shows an average size for the board.

Due to the difference in each piece of cladding we recommend accounting for an overlap of around 25%. This will mean that your wall is completely covered, if you plan to overlap by less than this there may be places where the interior wall shows because the boards don’t quite overlap where the width is slightly smaller.

The only constant with this kind of cladding is the one square edge which will always be hidden by the overlap.

What is the recommended species for Waney Edge Cladding?

All of our British timbers are suitable for waney edge however British Larch is definitely one of the front runners. British Larch is a striking orange colour and contains many knots which adds to the traditional feel of the cladding. English Oak is also a common Waney Edge Cladding timber.

Both, Oak and Larch, are provided Fresh Sawn with the Oak being a Light Character Grade and the larch Merchantable Grade.

To keep your cladding in the best possible condition we do recommend treating the boards in order to seal them and protect against movement. If you would like to keep the colour of your timber, you can use a UV Protection Oil which will protect the timber from being bleached by sunlight. If you would rather let the timber turn silvery grey, then use a sealant without a UV protector.