Rainbow Tiga Cladding
Rainbow Tiga cladding is a brand new product which is now available to buy on the iWood website. This cladding is suitable for both external and internal use and is available in an array of colours including:
The effect of the wood is created by first slightly charring it to the effect of our Tiga Wood Cladding and then applying the appropriate stain to get the colour you would like. The timber is then treated with a UV protection oil in order to preserve the colour. You will need to maintain and continually treat your timber on a yearly basis so that the colour is maintained otherwise it will fade when in contact with UV light if fitted outdoors.
The timber used for our Rainbow Tiga Cladding is predominantly British Larch however other timbers are available upon request if required. British Larch is a durable softwood which is good for outdoor use and can be easily machined or sawn into any of the available profiles.
Your cladding will be charred and stained on one side and two edges so the none finished ends and sides should be hidden when fitting. We can also supply accessories to match the colour of your cladding for the best effect.
Due to the amount of work that goes into our charred and coloured cladding products we are working on 4-6 week lead time as they are all machined, charred and stained to order. We supply this cladding in random lengths 1.8m and longer. If you require fixed lengths please contact us and we’ll check the availability on the lengths you require.
Our Rainbow Tiga Wood Cladding is designed to be installed by a professional with previous experience in successfully fitting cladding who understands how timber can expand and contract. The information here is provided as an overview only and is not a substitute for professional fitting advice.
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. If you choose our Rainshield profile, ie. IWC8, you will most probably need a membrane as a gap is purposely left around the cladding.
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. If you are fixing your cladding horizontally, your battens need to be placed vertically, at around every 600mm (60cm), and vice versa.
The method of fixing depends on the profile you choose. You can fix with nails or screws, but whichever method you choose, make sure you use stainless steel or another type which will not be corroded by the natural acids in the timber. Never use iron fixings with timber.
If using screws, we recommend pre-drilling the timber and holding the cladding on with the head of the screw. If nailing (again, don't use iron), use a nail with quite a large head so the cladding doesn't pull through.
If you opt for a Feather Edge profile, ie. IWC9 or IWC10, start at the bottom of the building and use some extra batten to hold the bottom of the bottom board out from the building. Feather Edge cladding is for horizontal fixing only.
If you choose a tongue and groove profile, make sure the tongue is at the top, otherwise moisture will sit in the groove. We sometimes alter the profiles that are available in Tiga Wood finish. Profiles IWC1 to IWC4 can be fit horizontally or vertically, IWC5 can only be fit vertically so water doesn't sit in the channel.
Rainshield cladding should only be fitted horizontally with a gap of around 3mm.
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.
Rainbow Tiga Wood Cladding Treatment
As standard, your Rainbow Tiga Wood cladding comes pre-treated with a Danish oil.
If left without annual re-treatment with UV protection oil, weathering will very slowly take the wood back to its natural appearance. To maintain the seared finish, an application of UV protection oil is recommended every year, such as the OSMO 420 UV protector.
What do our customers say?
Great website and ordering process. Well presented and competitive pricing.
- Simon Johnson
Used before, good quality timber at a good price and good communication and service throughout the process
- Matthew Grove
Stanbrook & Nicholson Ltd have been buying European Oak from iWood since their inception. In our trade it is often difficult to get both service and product quality from our suppliers. iWood have consistently provided us with an absolute first rate product with service to match. A high proportion of our timber purchased comes as cut to size putting our wastage at nearly zero per cent. This also speeds our process of manufacture.
- Ben Stanbrook and Simon Nicholson
Used previously and been very satisfied with service and value.
- Andrew O'Dare
The quality of the timber is outstanding.
- David Berryman
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Some commonly asked questions
Our timber is imported straight from sawmills on the continent. Our usual lead times are therefore 4-6 weeks.
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.
Delivery day - Our delivery lorries visit different parts of the country on different days, so once your order is ready we will work with you to arrange a delivery day for when one of our lorries is in your area. We will always arrange the delivery day in advance with you.
Delivery times - We deliver weekdays Monday to Friday between the hours of 8am to 5pm. Our delivery vehicles will have multiple jobs on them which can affect the delivery time to you, depending on factors such as traffic and how long it takes to offload the previous jobs. The driver will call you in advance with an estimated time of arrival to make sure you'll be there.
Offloading - We use an external haulage company to make our deliveries and because many customers have forklift trucks for offloading, as standard, the delivery lorries don't have crane arms on them (it's much more expensive to hire crane lorries, and we try to keep costs down so we can keep our timber prices low). Therefore, on the day of delivery we ask you to have enough person-power available, or offloading equipment, to lift the pieces off the lorry. We will arrange in advance with you when you will receive your delivery. We can certainly quote for separate delivery on a lorry with a crane if required.
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.
Can I Order Samples?
Yes you can, you can order samples of certain timbers at www.iwood.co.uk/sample-request/.
If the species you need isn't there please give us a call or talk to us on our online chat.
The timbers shown are planed all round samples and are not profiled.