Please note iWood is a wholesale timber merchant and we have a minimum order of £750 ex VAT (£900 inc VAT).
1) We offer Rainshield Cladding in the following profile
British Larch Rainshield Cladding tends to be quite light in colour with quite a few knots.
2) We offer British Larch Rainshield Cladding in the following grade:
IWC8 Rainshield 142mm (138 face) x 19mm
IWC8 Rainshield 142mm (138 face) x 19mm
The rainshield profile is a slanted rectangle shape (nearly a parallelogram, technically an obtuse trapezoid with chamfers!). It's designed to be installed horizontally with a slight gap between the boards, giving an extremely modern, uniformed look. People often cut to exact lengths too to give a purposefully regimented, grid-like pattern.
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3) How much British Larch Rainshield Cladding do you need?
Fresh Sawn Merchantable Grade British Larch
This grade has many attractive knots and a strong grain pattern
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Species: British Larch
Delivery: Added at checkout
Availability: Availability 14 to 17 working days
Example Pricing for British Larch Rainshield Cladding
Priced from £27.05 ex. VAT (£32.46 inc. VAT) per square metre (Profile: IWC8 Rainshield Cladding - Grade: Fresh Sawn Merchantable Grade - 1m 2)
British Larch Rainshield Cladding
We provide British Larch Rainscreen cladding in our IWC8 profile. Rainshield is a type of cladding where the boards are lined up with a small gap between them of around 12mm (click on 'more information' next to the profile above for a diagram).
Our Fresh Sawn British Larch is supplied in a Merchantable grade and is ideal for external use. British larch contains knots which makes it one of the more characterful timbers we supply.
There is a lot of variation in the colour of British Larch meaning the boards can be anything from pale reddish-brown to brick red. The variety in the wood can leave you with a very unique product and a lot of people like to keep that uniqueness by treating their timber with UV protection so that it doesn’t weather and turn silvery grey, but it is entirely your choice.
British timbers are some of our more in demand species as people look to source their wood locally. Not only are British timbers favourable on price they are also high quality and great for a number of outdoor uses. Our Larch is sourced from well managed forests which want to make timber a more sustainable resource which means that supply will continue to be strong and, just as importantly, the environment will be protected.
The lengths of our British Larch Rainscreen cladding are usually supplied 3m and longer to match the coverage you specify. We can provide exact lengths if you require however we will have to check we can get hold of those lengths before we can process your order. In these cases, please call us before ordering so that we can check we can fulfil your order beforehand. You can call us on 01889 279018 or you can talk to us on our online chat.
If we can provide the lengths you want you can enter them in the “Special Instructions” box on the shopping basket page before proceeding to checkout.
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:
Our fitting guidelines are designed to give you a starting point on how to fit your rainshield cladding and we recommend that you consult an expert fitter to advise on your actual scenario.
Please note: One of the edges of our rainscreen profile has a steeper angle than the other. The profile is designed to be fitted with the steepest angle at the top, so the gap between the boards is widest at the front exposed side, and smallest at the back.
Be sure to read our treatment guidance as treatment needs to be applied prior to fixing your cladding.
Rainshield cladding should be fitted on top of a breathable membrane, because it is designed to be fixed with gaps around it. 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. For rainshield cladding, which is fitted horizontally, your battens need to be placed vertically, at around every 600mm (60cm).
When fitting your timber to the battens we recommend pre-drilling the holes to avoid splitting the wood and then hold the board with screws. Rainshield cladding boards are designed to sit on top of each other and we recommend leaving a 12mm gap in between them on the front face.
Unlike other profiles of cladding, many people line up the joins on each row of cladding to create bold lines for a modern look.
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.
All our claddings are provided untreated. Fresh sawn timber claddings are best left untreated and to go silver grey.
There are a wide range of optional treatments available for different species of timber and we recommend talking to the excellent team at www.wood-finishes-direct.com, who know the most up-to-date information on all the newest treatment products.
What do our customers say?
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Fresh Sawn Merchantable Grade
Fresh Sawn Merchantable Grade British Larch External Cladding Rainshield Cladding from iWood Timber
Some commonly asked questions
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.
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.
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.
Aside from delivery locations that are priced on application, your delivery will be provided with means of offloading from the truck. This may be by HIAB (lorry with a crane arm), or by supplied manpower. The method will be determined by the haulage company we use based on your location and available options at the time. Please note, both offload options will drop your order to the side of the lorry, they won't be able to carry it around the back of a property, for example.
For areas that are priced on application, by default, we will quote for delivery on a flat-bed lorry that you'll need to arrange to offload yourself. We can quote for offloading on request, but to these areas it's usually prohibitively expensive, and cheaper for you to hire a forklift, or arrange to have enough people on-site to offload.
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.