Product / system supply
South West England
19 x 146 Siberian Larch Tongue and Groove Channel Cladding
The Malvern Hills is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) with a rich architectural heritage and an abundance of forts, castles and priories.
Homeowner Martin Gloster was carrying out a new build in this area, and planning permission dictated that it should utilise vertical wood cladding to match the surrounding farm buildings and fit into the overall landscape of the rural location. The cladding selected would also need to work with the build's oak frame and provide durability and aesthetic appeal.
Martin made contact with Silva Timber Products at the Homebuilding and Renovating Show while conducting research on the range of timber cladding products on the market.
Silva Timber recommended Siberian Larch cladding at the show. Martin collected a sample of this and sent it to his carpenter to check that it would meet their requirements.
The product suited the build and was specified as 19x146mm Siberian Larch tongue-and-groove channel cladding. The cladding is 100% heartwood, which offers high durability, consistent quality and a uniform colour.
Channel cladding overlaps, which provides protection from the elements and allows for dimensional movement.
Siberian larch is available from stock in 4.0m lengths, meaning that the vertical aesthetic required could be achieved.
It is also FSC certified.
The house blends with the surrounding environment and the Siberian Larch cladding provides both natural beauty and warmth. The cladding provides a strong contrast with Marley Eternit Ashdowne clay roofing tiles used and also works well with the oak building frame and window frames.
Martin comments: "I was impressed by Silva Timber when I first met the team at the Homebuilding show. They came across as knowledgeable, friendly and helpful and were happy to listen to my plans for the house and recommend a suitable product.
The Siberian Larch sample which they gave to me was a good fit with my requirements in terms of the quality, durability and aesthetic appeal which I was looking to achieve for the house and my carpenters confirmed that it was perfect for the job.
The delivery was prompt and the overall look of the finished build has certainly been enhanced by the Siberian Larch cladding. Thanks very much Silva Timber!"