Please note iWood is a wholesale timber merchant and we have a minimum order of £350.00 ex VAT (£420.00 inc VAT).
1) Click to choose a Shiplap Cladding profile
Canadian Douglas Fir is partially dried for less movement and contains fewer knots than the British version.
2) We offer Douglas Fir in the following grade:
IWC6 Ship-lap 145mm (135 face) x 19mm
IWC7 Ship-lap 145mm (128 face) x 19mm
3) How much Douglas Fir Shiplap Cladding do you need?
85/15 Clears Douglas Fir
85/15 Clears only has a small amount of knots compared to its British counterpart
Example Pricing for Douglas Fir Shiplap Cladding
Priced from £59.28 ex. VAT (£71.14 inc. VAT) per square metre (Profile: IWC6 Ship-lap Cladding - Grade: 85/15 Clears - 1m 2)
Douglas Fir Shiplap Cladding
There are two profiles that we supply in Imported Douglas Fir Shiplap Cladding:
- IWC6 - 19mm x 145mm overall, with a 135mm face - For horizontal fitting
- IWC7 - 19mm x 145mm overall, with a 128mm face - For horizontal fitting
All our shiplap cladding is designed to be fitted horizontally and the main difference between the two profiles is the face width: IWC6 gives you a 135mm face and IWC7 gives you a 128mm face.
Douglas Fir is a light reddish-brown colour and because it is supplied in the "85/15 Clears" grade, it will have very few knots when compared to British Douglas Fir. Any knots that are found will be small and none of them will be large dead knots. This machined cladding is a modern take on a traditional form of building coverage.
We provide Douglas Fir Shiplap Cladding in random lengths of 3m and longer. On some occasions we can provide exact lengths upon request, so if you do need certain lengths give us a call on 01889 597281 or talk to us on the online chat (before ordering) and we will be happy to find out if we can supply the lengths you want. If we can, just enter your lengths into the “Special Instructions” box on the shopping basket page before you checkout.
Most people leave their timber to go the traditional silver-grey in the sun. We recommend talking to www.wood-finishes-direct.com if you would like to treat your timber. If you do decide to treat your timber, it needs to be treated all the way round including the ends to prevent moisture getting in at all.
Our fitting guidelines are designed to give you a starting point on how to fit your shiplap cladding and we recommend that you consult an expert fitter to advise on your actual scenario.
Be sure to read our treatment guidance as treatment needs to be applied prior to fixing your cladding
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. Shiplap cladding is to be fixed horizontally 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.
The timber is designed to only be fitted horizontally with the start of the running lip across the width of the timber at the top. To stop your wood from splitting it’s best to pre-drill any holes and then hold the boards with the head of the screw.
You can also use nails, preferably 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.
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?
We have used you before. Very happy with service and ease of ordering.
- Gerald Mummery
Very detailed website for ordering my exact requirements easily.
- Richard Boundy
You were recommended to my business, and you pricing was very competitive.
- Bryan Martin
The website was simple to use, easy to understand, and getting an exact price was just ridiculously easy. You couldn't improve the service so far in any way
- Wayne Robbins
The order process is excellent, this is my second order with you.
- Rob Hill
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85/15 Clears Douglas Fir External Cladding Shiplap Cladding from iWood Timber
Some commonly asked questions
How long does the cladding take to deliver?
Because we are sourcing our wood based on demand to ensure the highest quality, delivery may take from 14 to 17 working days once your order has been placed with us.
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 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.
Still Have Questions?
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