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
Shiplap cladding boards overlap to give a uniform, striped appearance.
British Larch (along with British Douglas Fir) is the most economical timber shiplap cladding we offer.
2) We offer British Larch in the following grade:
IWC6 Ship-lap 145mm (135 face) x 19mm
IWC7 Ship-lap 145mm (128 face) x 19mm
3) How much British Larch Shiplap Cladding do you need?
Fresh Sawn Merchantable Grade British Larch
Fresh Sawn Merchantable grade is quite knotty, with a warm, pale reddy-orange colour
Example Pricing for British Larch Shiplap Cladding
Priced from £32.99 ex. VAT (£39.59 inc. VAT) per square metre (Profile: IWC6 Ship-lap Cladding - Grade: Fresh Sawn Merchantable Grade - 1m 2)
British Larch Shiplap Cladding
Our British Larch Shiplap cladding comes in two profiles for you to choose from which are:
- IWC6 - 19mm x 145mm overall, with a 135mm face - For horizontal fitting
- IWC7 - 19mm x 145mm overall, with a 128mm face - For horizontal fitting
The main difference between the two profiles is the face width you get: IWC6 has a 135mm Face and IWC7 has a 128mm face. Both profiles are only suitable for horizontal fitting.
Although it is fresh sawn, British Larch wood cladding, like so many of our other homegrown timbers is stable enough to be machined into profile. The fresh sawn merchantable grade larch we supply is ideal for external use.
The timber also contains knots which adds character to the wood and makes it look like a more traditional material. We source British Larch from fully managed forests where their aim is not only supply great wood but also make the supply sustainable.
Usually the board lengths of our British Larch Shiplap Cladding are randomly 3m and longer when supplied. Where necessary we can try and provide exact lengths to your requirements, if you do have any special length requirements please call us on 01889 597281 or talk to us on the online chat to confirm we can supply them. If we can, all you need to do is enter your lengths in the “Special Instructions” box on the shopping basket page.
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?
Clarity of website and up front pricing. Good phone support and quick delivery of samples. Thanks.
- Daniel Morriss
You were recommended by my builder
- Catherine Hilditch
Prices were clear to understand. My first order and went very well.
- Ernest Warren
Just a quick line to say thanks for the swift delivery of the ash I ordered a couple of weeks ago. It is now installed as stair treads/ landing and looks superb. Just one small gripe, the delivery driver didn't call me to say he was on his way which meant I had to rush over; he did help me carry it into the house though.
I think the picture does them justice.
- Stephen Barker, Spalding
The website is excellent and I also called your help line a couple of times to ask a few more questions and guidance and the wood experts were very helpful. Thank you.
- Sally Charter
Architect / Design Specify
Fresh Sawn Merchantable Grade
Fresh Sawn Merchantable Grade British Larch External Cladding Shiplap Cladding from iWood Timber
Some commonly asked questions
Our timber is imported straight from sawmills on the continent. Our usual lead times are therefore 21 to 28 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.
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.