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Wall Cladding - The Ultimate Guide to!

The Experts at Haldane-Fisher have devised the perfect guide to Wall Cladding. Read below:

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Thursday 16 May 2019

Wall Cladding

Welcome to your ultimate guide on wall cladding. Wall cladding can be a difficult discussion when working on your home. What is it? What are the benefits? What are the different types of wall cladding? We hope to answer all these questions as well as comparing some of the best materials for your wall cladding.

So, what is wall cladding?

Wall cladding does not have an impact on structure or stability of a building. Its primary function is decorative and for aesthetic purposes. Most cladding is used outdoors, but it can also be used as an interior feature. This feature is designed to make a wall look like it is made from a different material than it actually is: thus cladding can be made from many different materials.

What are the benefits of wall cladding?

Wall cladding can provide benefits such as insulation and waterproofing. It can be used to cover over an area of a wall that you do not like and it is generally an aesthetically pleasing feature. You can often find homeowners use wall cladding to add an area of interest to their home, such as a wall with stone work wall cladding, or wooden panelling.

Since wall cladding can be made of just about any material, we thought we would take a look in this blog at 3 of our most popular forms of cladding.

Wooden

Wooden cladding has a beautiful natural look that is eye-catching in any home. It’s a versatile material that can be cut to any length and used in most locations. The ability to stain or paint this material also means it can not only be updated as often as you wish, but it can remain fresh and vibrant despite the passing of time. Timber tends to be a durable product, often used outdoors, it is able to withstand the elements. Best of all – it’s environmentally friendly and 100% recyclable. Here at Haldane Fisher, we manufacture and machine our own wooden cladding in our Newry branch.

Stone

Stone cladding is often used to mimic the look of an exposed wall. It is highly sought after in modern homes and is a beautiful feature. A huge benefit of stone cladding is its undeniable durability – it is guaranteed to last for years to come. Depending on the architecture of your stonework and the underlying material, this may not be a waterproof option for outdoors, however it will always be an interesting feature for a wall inside your home.

Haldane Fisher stock Tier Stone Cladding, find out more here: https://www.haldane-fisher.com/building-materials/stone-cladding/Tier-stone-cladding/

Composite

Composite material is a very popular choice as affordable material is used to resemble that of a more expensive one. There is a lot of versatility with composite cladding and it comes with many benefits. Much like timber, it can be cut to fit just about any situation, however this material you will find to be much more weather resistant and durable in all conditions. The light weight nature of this product also means it is quick and easy to install. SAM Trimax and Tegral Cedral Weatherboard are available to order at Haldane Fisher, you can find out more here: https://www.haldane-fisher.com/building-materials/stone-cladding/

If you would like more information on cladding, how it is installed, and the options available for you home, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Call into your local Haldane Fisher branch and one of our experts will be more than happy to help you.