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Get a British Larch Feather Edge Cladding price below.

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British Larch Feather Edge timber cladding
British Larch Feather Edge Cladding
British Larch Feather Edge

British Larch Feather Edge is also extremely cost-effective. It has a warm, pale, orange colour and attractive grain and knots.

1) Click to choose a Feather Edge Cladding profile

IWC9 Feather-edged 200mm (175 face)
IWC9 Feather-edged 200mm (175 face)
IWC10 Feather-edged 150mm (125 face)
IWC10 Feather-edged 150mm (125 face)


2) We offer British Larch Feather Edge Cladding in the following grade:

Fresh Sawn Merchantable Grade
Fresh Sawn Merchantable Grade British Larch
This grade has many attractive knots and a strong grain pattern

3) How much British Larch Feather Edge Cladding do you need?
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Supplied in lengths of 3m and longer
How to measure for cladding?
Example Pricing
Priced from £17.18 ex. VAT (£20.62 inc. VAT) per square metre (Profile: IWC9 Feather-edged Cladding - Grade: Fresh Sawn Merchantable Grade - 1m 2)

British Larch Feather Edge Cladding

British Larch feather edge cladding is supplied in two default profiles:

  • IWC9 - 200mm wide Feather Edge British Larch Cladding - to be overlapped 25mm giving 175mm face cover
  • IWC10 - 150mm wide Feather Edge British Larch Cladding - to be overlapped 25mm giving 125mm face cover

Feather edge is one of the more traditional forms of cladding and is instantly recognisable from its overlapping style.

The fresh sawn merchantable British larch cladding we supply is a great feather edge product which is full of character and contains knots. It’s ideal for outdoor use because of its natural resistance to rot.

The colour of British Larch can vary from pale reddish-brown to a brick red which means that you will never get two boards the same which adds to the allure. You can leave your timber untreated if you want the silvery grey finish on your cladding as the wood weathers or you can protect the colour by applying a UV protection oil.

The popularity for British timber is on the rise as more people look towards using home grown materials for their builds, and so they should be cause not only British timbers great for an all manner of uses they can also be cheaper. The supply of British timber is becoming sustainable as carefully managed forests look towards maintaining this natural grown resource.

We supply British Larch feather edge cladding in random lengths 3m and longer. If you have any special length requirements please call us on 01889 597283 or talk to us on our online chat to make sure we can fulfil your requirements. If we can then all you need to do is enter those lengths into the “Special Instructions” box on the shopping basket page.

Treatments

Be sure to read through our treatment information by clicking on "Treatment Guidance" above. It talks about sealing, preserving and protecting the timber from the sun's UV rays. Here are quick links to the products we recommend:

Fitting Guidance

Our Feather Edge Cladding is designed to be installed by a professional with previous experience in successfully fitting it. The information here is provided as an overview only and is not a substitute for professional fitting advice.

Be sure to read our treatment guidance as treatment needs to be applied prior to fixing your cladding

Breathable Membrane

Consult a fitter to determine if your scenario would require the fitting of a breathable membrane between your wall and the cladding. This membrane stops rain getting to the wall, but allows moisture to escape, helping to prevent internal condensation and mould that can come with it.

Treated Softwood Battens

Treated softwood battens (available from our cladding accessories pages) are most commonly used to fix to the wall (or on top of the breathable membrane) to then fix your cladding to. Feather Edge Cladding is for horizontal fixing only, so your battens need to be placed vertically, at around every 600mm (60cm).

Fixing the Cladding

** Whether you use nails or screws, it's important that they are stainless steel, or silicone bronze ARS, so that the natural tanins in the timber will not corrode them. Never use iron nails for fixing timber.

There are two common ways to fix feather edge cladding. The first is to nail it, in which case it's best to use only one nail across the width of the board, so it won't split as it expands or contracts with the seasons. If you use nails, preferably use ring-shanked for extra grip, and again stainless steel so they don't corrode. For lower-density species like cedar, consider using nails with larger heads so the cladding doesn't pull through.

Secondly, you can pre-drill holes wider than the body of the screws you are using, and hold the boards with the head of the screw. This will allow movement without splitting the boards.

Either way, start at the bottom and use an extra batten to space the bottom of the bottom board away from the building. Work your way up the building. Make sure you have the thinnest part of the board at the top.

Layout of the cladding

With each new row of cladding you add, it's preferred that you stagger the joins between each board so you don't create a visible seam.

As already stated, these are just ideas to get you thinking about installation and you should consult a professional installer before fitting your cladding as every scenario is different.

Treating Timber Cladding

All of our timber cladding is provided untreated.

For best results, cladding should be treated before it is installed to ensure application of the treatment on all sides and ends of the boards.

We recommend Wood Finishes Direct for all of your treatments. We have found them to be well priced and their telephone support and advice is second to none. We highly recommend giving them a call.

The following information is from Wood Finishes Direct in relation to treating timber cladding.

When it comes to treating your timber cladding, there are three areas of protection to consider.

  1. Sealing against moisture movement - Sealants are used to help prevent moisture entering the wood causing it to expand. Kiln dried timber like European Oak will definitely need to be sealed, and for other timbers it is highly recommended.
  2. Wood Preserver - Helps to prevent rot and protects the wood from insect infestation and mould.
  3. UV Protection - The ultraviolet rays of the sun slowly bleach external timbers. UV protection oil helps to keep the natural colour of your timber for longer and prevent it from turning silvery grey so quickly. Some people like their timber to weather and prefer the silvery grey look so it’s completely down to you.

The following links will take you straight to the products on Wood Finishes Direct's website:

Product to Seal and Preserve

To address Sealing and Preserving, they recommend applying one or two coats of "Wood Preserver Basecoat - Barrettine Premier Universal Preserver" before installation to seal against moisture movement and protect it from mould and insects.

Product to Protect from UV Rays

Then to optionally delay weathering, two coats of OSMO UV Protection Oil. There are different colours of OSMO UV Protection Oil available, with names like 'Cedar' and 'Oak', but these colours are to make other timber look like the stated species. We recommend the 420 clear version which interferes the least with the natural colour of your timber.

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Some commonly asked questions

Delivery times

Our timber is imported straight from sawmills on the continent. Our usual lead times are therefore 14 to 17 working days.

What are your delivery costs?

We calculate our delivery costs based on how far away you are from us, to get more information on this please check out our shipping costs page HERE.

How do I receive a delivery?

Our timber deliveries can sometimes be heavy, for this reason you'll either need your own equipment or available person-power to unload your delivery.

How do I place an order for cladding?

You can place your order online by working out your price above and adding your items to your shopping basket. You can then check out and your order will be processed securely and a confirmation email sent. Once your order arrives in our depot, we'll give you a call to arrange delivery.

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