Every year our main mill on the continent shuts down for three weeks due to extended European holiday laws.
Tuesday 17th July 2019: Our loads of Oak Feather Edge Cladding are now full before the shut down. Lorry space from the sawmills for kiln dried European Oak is filling up quickly on a first-come, first served basis, so please place your order as soon as possible.
Please call us on 01889 597281 to see if we can fulfil your order from stock.
1) We offer Waney Edge Cladding in the following profile
European Waney One Edge cladding gives the ultimate 'traditional' look, overlapping with non-uniform lines and tree bark.
2) We offer European Oak Waney Edge Cladding in the following grade:
IWC11 One Waney Edge Avg 250 x 19mm
IWC11 One Waney Edge Avg 250 x 19mm
Our one square edge, one waney edge cladding varies in width from around 200 - 300mm, averaging 250mm. It's designed to be installed horizontally and overlapped by around 25%, giving an average face cover of around 185mm.
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3) How much European Oak Waney Edge Cladding do you need?
Fresh Sawn Character Grade European Oak
This grade is "green", meaning fresh sawn, and features attractive knots for a traditional look
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Species: European Oak
Delivery: Added at checkout
Availability: Availability 17 to 21 working days
Priced from £27.86 ex. VAT (£33.43 inc. VAT) per square metre (Profile: IWC11 One Waney Edge Cladding Avg 250 x 19mm - Grade: Fresh Sawn Character Grade - 1m 2)
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European Oak Waney Edge Cladding
We can supply you with European Waney Edge Oak Cladding in our IWC11 profile. This profile will provide you with approximately a 185mm Face.
We supply Waney Edge cladding in fresh sawn character grade Oak. Waney edge cladding isn’t as uniform as our other products because of it’s one waney edge still having some bark on it. The timber is a character grade so contains knots, although, none of these knots will be large dead knots.
The European waney edged Oak cladding supplied is fresh sawn or "green" oak. You can stain or protect the colour of your timber by treating it however many people choose to let their cladding weather to a silvery grey colour.
The lengths supplied are random and are all 2m and longer, depending on stock availability.
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:
These are only basic guidelines on how to fit your waney edge cladding, please speak to a professional for advice and help before fitting your cladding because each individual situation is different.
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 waney edge cladding, which is fitted horizontally, your battens need to be placed vertically, at around every 600mm (60cm).
** 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.
For fixing the cladding to the battens we recommend that you pre-drill any holes to help avoid splitting the timber. Start by fitting the boards at the bottom of the structure you are cladding and work your way up. Use extra battens underneath the bottom of the bottom board to hold it away from the building. We work out the number of boards you need off a 25% overlap, so if you increase the overlap size you will need to order more boards. It’s important to make sure that the waney edge is at the bottom and the square edge is at the top.
Because the waney edge gives varying widths down the length of the board, you may need to overlap more than 25% in some places to ensure full coverage if you encounter a particularly thin part of a board. It's therefore advisable to order slightly more than you need in case you need to overlap any boards greater than 25%.
Treating Timber Cladding
All of our timber cladding is provided untreated.
For best results, cladding should be treated before it is installed to ensure application of the treatment on all sides and ends of the boards.
We recommend Wood Finishes Direct for all of your treatments. We have found them to be well priced and their telephone support and advice is second to none. We highly recommend giving them a call.
The following information is from Wood Finishes Direct in relation to treating timber cladding.
When it comes to treating your timber cladding, there are three areas of protection to consider.
- Sealing against moisture movement - Sealants are used to help prevent moisture entering the wood causing it to expand. Kiln dried timber like European Oak will definitely need to be sealed, and for other timbers it is highly recommended.
- Wood Preserver - Helps to prevent rot and protects the wood from insect infestation and mould.
- UV Protection - The ultraviolet rays of the sun slowly bleach external timbers. UV protection oil helps to keep the natural colour of your timber for longer and prevent it from turning silvery grey so quickly. Some people like their timber to weather and prefer the silvery grey look so it’s completely down to you.
The following links will take you straight to the products on Wood Finishes Direct's website:
Product to Seal and Preserve
To address Sealing and Preserving, they recommend applying one or two coats of "Wood Preserver Basecoat - Barrettine Premier Universal Preserver" before installation to seal against moisture movement and protect it from mould and insects.
Product to Protect from UV Rays
Then to optionally delay weathering, two coats of OSMO UV Protection Oil. There are different colours of OSMO UV Protection Oil available, with names like 'Cedar' and 'Oak', but these colours are to make other timber look like the stated species. We recommend the 420 clear version which interferes the least with the natural colour of your timber.
What do our customers say?
You were recommended by my builder
- Catherine Hilditch
Good Service, easy to use, reasonable value.
- Christopher Early
Clear indication of dimensions and prices and quality. Thanks for the sample
- Peter Elliott
Had some oak from you before and was excellent quality.
- Derek Maslen
Dealt with before, very pleased.
- Robert James Richards
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Fresh Sawn Character Grade
Fresh Sawn Character Grade European Oak External Cladding Waney Edge Cladding from iWood Timber
Some commonly asked questions
Our timber is imported straight from sawmills on the continent. Our usual lead times are therefore 17 to 21 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.
How do I receive a delivery?
Our timber deliveries can sometimes be heavy, for this reason you'll either need your own equipment or available person-power to unload your delivery.
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.