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
European Oak is very durable and gives a uniform look. It's available in two kiln dried grades and requires sealing.
2) Click to choose a grade of European Oak
IWC6 Ship-lap 145mm (135 face) x 19mm
IWC7 Ship-lap 145mm (128 face) x 19mm
3) How much European Oak Shiplap Cladding do you need?
Prime Quality European Oak
Prime quality Shiplap Oak is kiln dried and has very few knots
Light Character European Oak
Light Character Shiplap Oak is also kiln dried and has more knots for a traditional look
Example Pricing for European Oak Shiplap Cladding
Priced from £86.41 ex. VAT (£103.69 inc. VAT) per square metre (Profile: IWC6 Ship-lap Cladding - Grade: Light Character - 1m 2)
European Oak Shiplap Cladding
We supply Oak Shiplap Cladding in the following profiles:
- IWC6 - 19mm x 145mm overall, with a 135mm face - For horizontal fitting
- IWC7 - 19mm x 145mm overall, with a 128mm face - For horizontal fitting
These profiles are designed to be fitted horizontally and give you a choice between a 135mm or 128mm face.
You have a choice between our Prime Grade and Light Character grades of Oak when selecting your Shiplap cladding. The main difference between the two is the knot content. Prime Grade is almost knot free and any knots found will only be small knots, so it gives your cladding a modern clean look. Whereas, Light character grade is a knottier grade with a more traditional look without any large dead knots.
All of our European Oak shiplap cladding is kiln dried so it is essential that you seal your cladding by treating it. This will reduce movement in the timber so that it doesn’t expand and contract as much with the seasons.
Shiplap cladding is supplied in random lengths of 2m and longer. We can supply exact lengths if required however please call us on 01889 279 018 or talk to us on the online chat first to make sure we can supply the required lengths. Once you have checked with us you can then add those lengths into the “Special Instructions” box on the shopping basket page.
It's important to seal kiln dried oak all round to prevent moisture getting in. 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.
Because kiln dried timber will try and take in moisture, and in turn cause movement in the wood, it's important to completely seal the timber on all sides to prevent moisture getting in. There are many product options available, with new, improved products being released all the time, so the best company to talk to is Wood Finishes Direct, who have an expert and always up-to-date timber treatment advice team. www.wood-finishes-direct.com
What do our customers say?
Used before. Good value and good service.
- Julian Green
Prices were clear to understand. My first order and went very well.
- Ernest Warren
A strong relationship exists between iWood and The Bespoke Kitchen and Interiors Ltd. The reasons are simple and constant. The product and delivery from iWood has been first class. There has been good flexibility in the size of each delivery which has enabled stock levels to be carefully controlled. Wastage has been kept to a minimum because iWood delivers exactly what is promised. This is a company that really understands us. Thanks for listening and responding so well to a small company.
- Richard Edmondson
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
Architect / Design Specify
Prime Quality European Oak External Cladding Shiplap Cladding from iWood Timber
Light Character European Oak 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 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.
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.