Composite Exterior Cladding Brings Warmth and Texture to your home
Teckwood have used technology to revolutionise the exterior cladding industry to provide superior protection for your home by developing a siding board that is more attractive, durable, class B fire rated and longer lasting.
The strength, performance, appearance, texture and beauty of Teckwood’s exterior cladding can be explained by its composition. It consists of a composite core which is made by extruding high quality recycled plastics, FSC certified timber along with additives to stop water ingress, mould growth and Ultra Violet fade.
Benefits of Composite Exterior Cladding
Teckwood’s composite cladding may be similar to other cladding products, it is the best choice for anyone wanting to upgrade their exterior wall cladding, it has been specifically designed to prolong the longevity of your building.
Here are our reasons:
- Fire resistance – Unlike traditional wooden cladding boards, Teckwood’s exterior composite cladding is class B fire rated.
- Low maintenance – Due to its unique composition the exterior cladding does not need to be painted, treated or sanded, just an occasional clean may be necessary.
- Fade resistance – The unique formula of the composite cladding guarantees that it will retain its vibrant, high-quality colours for much longer than traditional wooden cladding.
- Splitting resistance – The unique mixture of recycled plastics and timber also prevents the surface from splitting, which increases the longevity of the product.
- Stain resistance – Thanks to the use of high quality recycled plastics the cladding boards will not absorb liquids so you can easily clean up any dust etc that may be on the surface.
- Mould resistance – The mixture also offers exceptional protection from mould and mildew, both of which are known to eat away at wooden cladding boards.
- Pest resistance – Insects, including termites, ants and bees have been known to burrow into wooden cladding creating major health issues. Luckily Teckwood’s cladding also protects against these invaders.
The Case for Composite Cladding
When it comes to the exterior of your home, you might think first and foremost in terms of paint colour, or perhaps even a finishing trim.
These are very important considerations when looking at design, appearance and texture but they are really just the tip of the architectural planning. Homes are your greatest investment, and so should reflect your unique design and touch.
Probably the best way to enhance your home’s facade is with exterior cladding. Exterior cladding using composite boards is not only a major trend in contemporary design but one that can increase both kerb appeal and the value of your home.
Cladding is a type of exterior covering that protects a home or building. Today, textured exterior cladding is usually part of a system that includes a weather resistant barrier to prevent moisture damage to the home, which is especially important for traditionally built homes with wood framing.
This means that exterior cladding is a great way to tie together the overall aesthetic of one’s home while also providing protection.
The Teckwood Perennial exterior cladding collection offers four beautifully colour blended hues for the most realistic textured wood tone finishes that are just as handsome up close as they are from afar.
The cladding boards capture the grain patterns and earthy hues that occur in a variety of hardwoods. Enjoy the look of natural wood, without all the downsides.
Environmental Benefits of Composite Exterior Cladding
- Provides Effective Insulation – Composite cladding is favoured for its effective sound and heat insulation, retaining heat far better than alternative common building materials such as concrete, steel and aluminium. Insulation is essential in ensuring a building is energy efficient. When looking at the fabric of your building you should focus on maximising the performance of the materials that you intend to use.
- Composite Exterior Cladding is a Renewable Resource – Teckwood only use sustainably sourced timber in their composite cladding, it is a truly renewable organic resource, growing infinitely so long as replanting is in place and ongoing. At Teckwood explicit care is taken over finding sustainable sources of timber. We ensure our suppliers follow strict replanting schemes and are FSC certified in line with government legislation. Through meticulous sourcing of timber, we promote environmental goals with focus on the future and sustainability of our planet.
- Composite Cladding is Durable – Materials that stand the test of time and survive in harsh conditions are more eco-friendly than those needing constant upkeep and replacement. You can expect composite cladding to last a minimum of 25 years with the minimum of maintenance.
- Eco-Friendly Composite Exterior Cladding and Teckwood –Teckwood take their environmental policy seriously, and are proud to promote FSC certified suppliers, quality timber, and environmentally considered solutions.
- Eco Homes and Teckwood – Eco-homes are buildings designed and built to minimise their environmental impact. There are many types of eco-home and eco-friendly systems available. There are 9 sustainability criteria for eco-homes under the Code for Sustainable Homes in the UK. These criteria include materials and pollution, both demanding sustainable materials with energy efficiency properties (such as insulation) to reduce environmental impact of the building. Composite exterior cladding is an ideal material for those looking to create eco-friendly builds, with superior environmental benefits and energy efficiency potential.
Where Can I Use Composite Exterior Cladding
It is fair to say that Teckwood’s customers are very creative when it comes to the use of cladding, we have seen it used for garden rooms, fencing screens, dormers, apartment blocks and even the occasional livestock building it is so versatile.
Composite cladding is ideal for areas that are hard to reach and difficult to maintain. That’s all thanks to the innovative colour stability which prevents the product from greying with weathering in order to keep its vibrant colour year after year.
- Easily hide unsightly exterior walls – Long gone are the days of pebbledash and fake stone cladding, but the remnants may still be lurking on your exterior walls. Rendering is an option, but composite cladding is just as appealing and will create an architectural feature that gives you serious kerb appeal. Covering unsightly walls does not have to stop at your home’s exterior boundary. Walls on garages for example can be just as ugly. It will also allow you to tie your home design in with your garden knowing that your choice remains low maintenance and lasts for years to come.
- Make Cladding a Design Feature on Home Extensions – Money Supermarket did a survey which discovered that 42% of Brits would prefer to have an extension built rather than move to a new house. It is widely known that adding an extension to your home will add value, and on average any type of extension will add 20%, according to the same Money Supermarket survey. With 30% of Brits extending in the past decade, we know that homeowners and renovators are considering extension designs. High quality, natural-looking exterior composite cladding is a modern way to complement brick and stonework. It will also sit nicely against natural surroundings whether you chose a traditional wood colour, or a contemporary grey or black. It is a great use of composite cladding, especially for busy families who want a low maintenance future.
- Create a bold interior statement – Modern composite cladding is excellent at providing feature walls for interior projects. It offers a stylish finish and helps to add a bold statement to a specific space. For modern interiors, the clean and precise lines of a thin profile cladding produce a contemporary style that is highly desirable right now. Composite cladding on interior walls could offer a country house feel, which the right composite cladding panel can offer. Natural wood tones work best for this look from floor to ceiling.
- Used for architectural design – Architects are using textured composite cladding to create unique design features on residential properties and commercial outlets. It can create a truly unique element to a building when composite cladding is combined with other materials, colours and changes in panel directions. Nor does cladding have to be installed on straight surfaces. A curved wall can also incorporate the textured panels when used horizontally or vertically.
- Transform an urban space – Urban spaces involve living, working and socialising in one key area. The purpose is to create a community within a large city centre, which makes them popular with career driven individuals, city centre families and retirees. These areas have to have a visual attraction, and that typically requires the use of texture, colour and the incorporation of natural elements. Commercial and residential developers can opt for an FSC® certified external composite cladding façade. It delivers the aesthetic benefits of traditional timber cladding without any the need to repaint/re-varnish or repair due to rotting or warping.
What Composite Cladding Plans do you have?
A little creativity can transform the outcome of any project, so if you have something in mind, get in touch, and we will be happy to help.