FSC ThermoWood Ash Hardwood Cladding
Other board widths available: 92mm, 115mm, 150mm
Board Lengths: 1.2m, 1.5m, 1.8m, 2.1m, 2.4m, 2.7m, 3m, 3.3m, 3.6m
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ThermoWood Ash Hardwood Cladding is an essential material in woodcraft, due to its amazing durability. ThermoWood Ash is a hardwood with a high number of growth rings, and features an aesthetic look with its wavy texture. These qualities make ThermoWood Ash Hardwood Cladding a multi-purpose, aesthetic and durable material. With its beautiful brown colour and its strength. It is good for outdoor areas where heavy traffic is expected. If you seek an elegant look to highlight your spaces, durable and reliable Ash Cladding is the right choice.
Woodworkers generally like the timber for its great finishing qualities. It also has good machining qualities, and is quite easy to use with screws and glue. The Ash timber used in ThermoWood production is sourced from North America.
The most superstitious of trees:
No other tree seems so tied up with myth and folklore. In ancient times it was believed that man was born from the branches and flesh of the ash tree. Since then it has been the subject of numerous superstitions including the belief that if the winged seeds of an ash do not appear the monarch will die that year. On the Isle of Man ash was believed to protect water purity and it was alleged that women who placed a leaf in their left shoe would immediately meet their future husband.
FSC Certified: TT-COC-002360 FSC 100%
30 Year Biological Life
What is ThermoWood?
ThermoWood is a thermal modification procedure that preserves wood in its most natural and flawless state for a life-long journey. The “ThermoWood method” involves a carefully computer controlled heat and steam process up to 210 degrees C.
Besides the preservation, the ThermoWood process also causes certain chemical changes in wood. Not only does the color darken but the stability, decay resistance and insulation properties are largely increased after the process is complete.
The ThermoWood method, brand, and logo can only by the used by members of the International ThermoWood Association.
Fixing and Finishing Methods
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 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 boards from grain checking.
Oiling the boards will help you to retain the dark rich colours within the boards. This product contains UV filters to delay the silvering process that strong sunlight causes in all timbers. We can now provide you with two options when it comes to oiling your boards, you can purchase our Messmers UV Plus Oil or you can order your boards pre-oiled saving you the initial labour cost of applying it yourself. If after a year you wish to maintain your investment we can supply the Clean & Oil starter Pack for you to use when convenient.
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