Nullarbor Sustainable Timber explains the benefits of using timber cladding on external building projects.

An excellent building material that is increasingly being preferred by architects and builders, timber cladding is generally defined as a timber building material fixed to the outside or inside wall of a building to provide a decorative and functional finish. Very similar to floor boards in width and length, timber cladding boards however, do not have a tongue and groove profile.

The extremely versatile timber cladding can be installed vertically, horizontally, and even diagonally.

To the question whether the same species of timber cladding can be used on the inside as well as outside, Nullarbor Sustainable Timber responds that timber cladding species can differ between internal and external use. A thumb rule followed in the building industry is to ensure only Class 1 timber species such as Spotted Gum or Ironbark is used for all external timber cladding as these timbers perform a lot better in the harsh Australian weather conditions. Internal timber cladding is not affected by such weather variables and therefore choice of timber species really comes down to the colour preference of the owner, builder or architect.

Timber cladding is proven to be more environment-friendly compared to other building materials. At Nullarbor Sustainable all timber cladding is sourced from sustainable timber sources and therefore has less environmental impact in comparison with other cladding surfaces.

Timber cladding also offers other benefits including: timeless building structure; suitable for traditional or contemporary styled homes; allows staining with oils and paint or can be left natural in colour; flexible in terms of design; can be used as a feature wall; natural insulation material; great sound absorption; and strong building material that is quick and easy to install.