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Our Timber and Natural Cladding Range

Timber cladding is a multipurpose, eco-friendly, and practical construction material that is widely used in domestic and commercial building projects. Not only does it provide a durable and visually appealing finish—it also acts as a reliable weatherproofing feature for both internal and external structures. Cladding is also an excellent choice for enhancing and safeguarding a building's exterior, whether it's a new build, an extension, or a refurbishment project. With its renewable and sustainable properties, timber cladding is the environmentally-conscious product of choice; an aesthetically pleasing building material for both traditional and modern design needs.

With that in mind, let us guide you through the entire Fountain Timber timber and natural cladding range—including three exciting new products—and let us help you find the perfect cladding option for your building project.

new product—Thermowood® Cladding

For centuries, burning wood in an open fire has been known to enhance its durability for outdoor use. Even the Vikings used this tried-and-tested technique for constructing fences. Now there's a modern alternative to this ancient concept: Thermowood®. By subjecting Finnish-grown Pine and Spruce to temperatures exceeding 200°C, Thermowood® undergoes chemical and structural changes that result in a more robust and weather-resistant material, perfect for cladding external walls in exposed areas.

One of the unique features of Thermowood®-D (pine) is its varying colour, which depends on the treatment temperature and duration. Higher temperatures yield a darker appearance, adding to its aesthetic charm. With a desired service life of 30 years, Thermowood®-D (pine) exterior cladding is both durable and low maintenance, making it an ideal solution for sustainable building design.


Durable and low-maintenance
Heat-treated Finnish Pine and Spruce
Durable and stable boards
Ideal cladding for use in exposed areas such as external walls
Up to 30-year desired service life

thermowood cladding
thermowood cladding house

new product—Bamboo Cladding

Bamboo cladding is a sustainable and eco-friendly substitute for composite, plastic, or tropical hardwood materials. Bamboo's rapid growth rate allows for harvesting in just 4-5 years, making it an easily renewable resource. Its natural aesthetic, high density, and stability make bamboo cladding a durable option with a lifespan of up to 30 years. Bamboo cladding installation is also a hassle-free and straightforward process.

Ideal for both domestic and commercial use, the raw bamboo material undergoes a carbonization process at high heat pressure of 160°C for a specific period, effectively removing sugar, nutrients, and worm eggs. A specialized drying technique then ensures consistent moisture content throughout the bamboo boards, preventing water accumulation and inhibiting fungi growth, thus ensuring a high-quality and durable end product.


 Eco-friendly, sustainable resource
 Easy install and low-maintenance
 Natural appearance

bamboo cadding
bamboo cladding detail

new product—Linax Cladding

If you're in search of a low-maintenance, easy-to-install cladding solution that provides the warm, authentic look of natural wood, look no further than Linax. Our boards are carefully dried and dimensionally stable, minimizing moisture uptake and reducing the risk of cracks forming over time. The brown and grey boards boast impressive colour fastness, while our Linax Natural boards develop a beautiful grey-weathered patina as they age.

Not only is our durable, linseed oil-treated Linax cladding moisture-resistant—with a 50-year guarantee against rot—it also requires minimal maintenance, with only a recoating needed every 12 years. Our Linax cladding is FSC-certified and crafted from sustainable Swedish redwood, making it an eco-friendly option for your building project.


 Natural look 
12-year product warranty and 50-year rot warranty
 Fine-sawn finish, available in brown, grey and natural
 Maintenance intervals (12 years)
 Stable in shape and dimensions

linax cladding
linax cladding grey

new product—iro external Cladding

IRO architectural cladding is a one-of-a-kind product, manufactured in Britain using a finely tuned seven-step process, making it a popular choice for transforming outdoor spaces. IRO cladding is made from pressure-treated homegrown Larch boards, which are carefully selected for their quality and durability.

The manufacture of IRO cladding involves a meticulously controlled charring process of the Larch boards—which achieves a perfect balance between the charred profile and the desired aesthetic. The charred boards are then brushed to remove any loose material, creating a smooth surface. Wood cream is then applied to enhance charred profile and helps to prolong the service life of the boards—while also providing a glossy finish to the cladding which gives gives it a sleek and stylish appearance.


 Unique range of colour cladding  
Pressure-treated, charred and brushed Larch
 Wood cream finish

iro cladding
iro coloured cladding

Shiplap boards

Shiplap cladding is another superb timber product commonly used in the construction of sheds, summerhouses, garages, and house walls. Made from pressure-treated softwood, which undergoes a special treatment process to enhance its durability and resistance to moisture and decay, this is a construction material designed to last. The pressure treatment involves impregnating the wood with preservatives under high pressure, which helps to protect it from rot, insects, and other forms of decay.

After the pressure treatment, shiplap cladding is kiln-dried, which removes moisture and increases its stability. Kiln drying helps to minimize the risk of the wood twisting, warping, or splitting, ensuring that the shiplap boards maintain their shape and structure over time.

The surface of shiplap cladding is planed, providing a smooth finish that is ready for painting, varnishing, or staining. The highly versatile and customizable nature of shiplap cladding provides customers with a wide range of design options and finishes to match the aesthetic of the surrounding environment or structure.


 Pressure-treated softwood  
 Kiln dried to add stability and reduce twisting and warping
 Planed surface ideal for painting and varnishing
 Can be fitted horizontally, vertically or diagonally
 Perfect for cladding sheds, summerhouses, garages and house walls

shiplap cladding shed
shiplap cladding

tongue & groove boards

Manufactured from hardy, pressure-treated Scandinavian redwood, tongue and groove (TGV) cladding boards are known for their durability and resistance to decay. The pressure treatment process involves impregnating the wood with preservatives, which enhances its ability to withstand the elements, making it ideal for outdoor applications.

TGV cladding’s interlocking edge design allows the boards to fit snugly together—which not only provides a neat, aesthetically pleasing finish, but also creates a tight seal that helps to prevent moisture from penetrating the cladding, making it highly weatherproof. TGV cladding is suitable for use in both residential and agricultural buildings where protection from the elements is essential.


 Pressure-treated softwood  
 Interlocking edge for neat, functional cladding
 Planed surface ideal for painting and varnishing
 Ideal for residential and agricultural buildings
 Highly weatherproof

tongue and groove cladding
tongue and groove boards

Waney Edge Boards

Made from pressure-treated softwood for extra durability, waney edge boards—also known as live edge boards or natural edge boards—are a hugely popular choice for cladding sheds, porches, gazebos, and other rustic structures. They are characterized by one edge retaining the natural bark of the tree, which adds a unique and charming finish to your outdoor structure.

One key advantages of using waney edge boards for cladding is their distinct natural appearance. The retained bark edge adds character and an organic aesthetics to your timber structure; particularly suitable for gardens and agricultural buildings.


 Pressure-treated softwood  
 Rustic, natural look
 Will add character to sheds, porches and gazebos
 Ideal for residential and agricultural buildings
 Highly durable

waney edge boards
waney edge cladding

loglap Boards

Loglap cladding is commonly used in garden buildings such as sheds, summer houses, playhouses, and other outdoor structures. Distinguishable by its unique profile that resembles logs stacked on top of each other, this hard-wearing timber product is perfect for creating a rustic and traditional aesthetic in your garden.

Made from high-quality timber that has been pressure-treated to protect against rot, decay, and insect infestation—and force preservatives deep into the wood fibers—loglap cladding provides enhanced durability and longevity for your project. Ideal for outdoor use where it may be exposed to harsh weather conditions. Loglap cladding boards are also carefully planed to offer a smooth finish free from rough edges or splinters.


 Pressure-treated, planed tongue and groove boards
 Perfect for a traditional style of cladding
 Perfect for garden buildings, sheds, summerhouses, and playhouses
 Unique, natural look

loglap summerhouse
loglap profile

Rebated Featheredge Boards

Commonly used for its traditional aesthetic appeal, rebated featheredge cladding consists of pressure-treated, planed featheredge boards that are designed to resemble overlapping wooden planks. The term "featheredge" refers to the tapered edge of the boards, which creates a layered effect when installed on a building's exterior.

The featheredge boards used in this type of cladding are pressure-treated to enhance their durability and resistance to decay, insects, and weathering. With its distinctive fine-sawn timber finish, providing its rustic, textured appearance, featheredge boards are perfect for traditional outdoor settings and agricultural buildings. This rebated edge also adds an extra layer of protection against moisture and helps to prevent water from seeping into the gaps between the boards, which can further reduce the risk of rot and decay.


 Durable, fine-sawn timber boards
 Perfect for traditional style cladding
 Suited for agricultural buildings

fetheredge cladding
fetheredge cladding boards

How can we help?

If you're considering incorporating natural cladding into your upcoming building or DIY project, look no further than Fountain Timber. We offer an exquisite, hand-picked selection of timber and natural cladding that is perfect for fulfilling all your construction requirements. Don't hesitate to contact us for further information.

Posted on April 27th 2023

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