'Rustic' ThermoWood Pine Heavy Charred Cladding
'Tiger-Lite' ThermoWood Ash Light Charred Cladding
'Ebony' ThermoWood Ash Medium Charred Cladding
'Snake-Skin' ThermoWood Ash Heavy Charred Cladding
'Brushed' ThermoWood Tulipwood Medium Charred Cladding
30 Year Biological Life
You have the option of using our hidden cladding clip fixing with the Palma cladding profile. The hidden clip system allows you to display your cladding boards with no visual sight of screws in the boards. The additional advantage is that if you wish to modify the cladding elevation at a latter date you can remove the boards and re-use them.
Finishing Brad nails:
Because the Thermowood Cladding is stable and does not cup or twist you can use Stainless Steel Finishing brad nail/pins and depending on the profile you choose, these can be fixed into the profile at an angle of 45 degrees. If you are unsure of the holding strength of a 50mm pin, a bead of flexible silicone can be applied to the batten prior to fixing each cladding board. This will give you a clean appearance to the surface of your timber cladding as they virtually disappear from view.
Standard practise has always been to screw or nail through the face of the cladding which is unsightly and can split the timber. If you wish to do so simply pre-drill stainless screws through the face of the board into the sub-frame to avoid damaging the boards.
This will be created regardless of the profile you choose to go with. Do not ram the boards together tightly when fixing so that you allow for any minor movements that can occur with the changes in UK climate. Allowing approximately 1mm will be sufficient for most circumstances.
Cladding Batten Spacing:
We recommend 400mm centre to centre joist spacing for a standard area, projects may vary.
End Grain Sealer:
When the timber starts to dry out it loses the moisture quicker through the ends of the timber hence the characteristics of grain checking and opening up. Clear wax sealer seals the timber ends and slows down the moisture loss to a more controlled process, thus preventing this cracking. This is especially useful because cutting off the damaged ends not only becomes an expensive waste of timber, but may mean the difference between having the right length of timber for your project or it being several centimetres too short.
We recommend using our Messmers End Grain Wax Sealer to prevent the board ends from checking.
“As an architect I deal with a lot of companies, a lot of products and a lot of different locations. At first I was unsure about Charred cladding because I wasn’t sure how it would keep in the rain and damp environment. After carrying out a couple of experiments with QTD who kindly provided me with large samples and a lot of advice I was very pleased with the result. My client was convinced this is the product he’d like to use and I was more than happy to go ahead. The project had an outstanding finish and the charred cladding looked smart to say the least. I will continue to recommend Charred to all future clients and I was extremely pleased with all the help and advice provided by the QTD Staff.”
“With help from the team at QTD and their eye for detail our summer house is flawless, ThermoWood Ash heavy Charred has a gorgeous snake skin effect and it looks incredible in the sun. The team were happy to answer the 200 questions I had and it was their outstanding customer service that made this project stress free. I would like to give a massive thanks to everyone for their support.”
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