The benefits of composite cladding
Why not consider wood plastic composite cladding where you might have previously chosen traditional timber? Wood will never lose its instinctive appeal as a building material, we appreciate its natural characteristics and we’ve built with it and used it to decorate our buildings for many thousands of years.
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 costly and supplies are not easily transferable on to other projects.
In comparison, wood composite cladding is less expensive as it is manufactured from highly abundant recyclable plastics and more importantly it is FSC certified. The price is relatively stable in the time frame of most projects.
Keeping costs within budget is important to 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. Any project for which wood was the original design vision can be brought to fruition by combining the performance of Teckwood’s composite cladding with the look of wood.
Please feel free to contact us to talk about composite claddings and we will be happy to share our knowledge and experience with you. Contact sales on 0800 7998082.