Composite Cladding, the Green Alternative?
Why not consider wood plastic composite cladding where you might previously have chosen traditional timber? Wood will never lose its instinctive appeal as a building material. We appreciate its natural characteristics and we have built with it and used it to decorate our buildings for many thousands of years.
Why use Teckwood’s composite cladding?
Yet for architects and builders there are numerous drawbacks to using wood, it can rot, warp, twist and it needs constant maintenance. Wood plastic composites can offer significant advantages. These extend from financial and environmental benefits to superior qualities in terms of design, installation and durability.
Hardwood can be very expensive and is not normally FSC certified, prices can fluctuate rapidly too. For some structural building components the wood has to be knot-free as knots are points of weakness, meaning that not all of the raw material can be used. Holding stocks of timber is a costly exercise and supplies are not easily transferable to other projects.
What are the benefits from composite cladding?
In comparison, wood composite cladding is less expensive, being manufactured from highly abundant recyclable plastics and more importantly, it is FSC certified. The price is relatively stable, keeping costs within budget and, for the long term, is increasingly important to major suppliers in order to improve margins and protect markets.
Wood plastic composite cladding delivers on all fronts. Manufacturing and maintenance costs are reduced and consistent, installation is rapid and environmental credentials are highlighted. By choosing our composites, any project for which wood was the original design vision can be brought to fruition by combining the performance of composite cladding with the look of wood.
Please contact us on 0800 799 9082 to talk about composite claddings and we’ll be happy to share our knowledge and experience with you.
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