Wood composite cladding is certainly growing in popularity, its uses are immense and improved looks, performance and durability has made Teckwood’s composite cladding range the go to products for Architects, Developers, Builders and contractors.
It was first introduced in to the UK this millennium and the addition of grain patterns and colours have led to its emergence.
Teckwood’s composite cladding is made of premium products the same as Teckwood’s decking range and can be used horizontally as well as vertically.
The plastic wood composite cladding makes traditional wood cladding obsolete in a modern rainscreen system due primarily to its low-maintenance qualities.
Over the years we at Teckwood have seen a wide variety of uses for our composite cladding such as garden rooms, facades, schools, stables and homes etc. It is so versatile and we all completely understand but do we understand why?
Due to its low maintenance qualities it is ideal for those hard to reach areas or areas that need a class B fire rating.
The additives to the composition provides a surface that protects and the addition of an innovative UV colour stabiliser prevents the product from greying with weathering in order to keep its colours vibrant for years to come.
Where else can you use Wood Composite Cladding?
Easily hide unsightly exterior walls.
You may see pebbledash and fake stone cladding on your home and the remnants may still be lurking on your exterior walls. Re-rendering is an option, but composite cladding is just as appealing, more economical and will create an architectural feature that gives you serious kerb appeal.
Composite cladding is also straightforward and very easy to install. It just needs a specialised starter clip and after that its an easy screw installation with the possibility of a finishing trim.
The overall finish gives a very low maintenance and natural look that will not rot, warp or splinter. This external layering gives your home natural character.
It is now quite fashionable to use more than one form of cladding on your home, or even the same cladding in two contemporary colours. For example red brick and black cladding makes a great exterior combination, as does white render again with black cladding.
When thinking about covering unsightly walls you do not have to stop at your home. What about that boundary, exterior building wall and the walls to your garages can be just as ugly?
You do not have to knock down a wall and completely rebuild it. You could use the same easy method and can completely screen off a wall without dealing with a massive expense.
You could also design your home to match 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 carried out a survey that discovered a massive 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 will add value to your home. On average, any type of extension will add 20% according to the same Money Supermarket survey.
Extensions have boomed in the last decade with 30% of Brits having had the pleasure of renovating their homes! High quality, natural-looking composite cladding is a modern contemporary way to complement brick and stonework.
It will also sit nicely against natural surroundings whether you chose a traditional wood colour, or a stylish grey or black. Teckwood’s wood composite cladding is decorative, low maintenance, and with a unique easy to install fixing clip.
You should design it into the look of your building and ensure that you have airflow to prevent build up of moisture. Composite cladding is ideal for busy families who want a fuss-free build and low maintenance future.
Create a bold interior statement
Composite cladding is excellent at providing modern feature walls for interior projects.
It gives your home a modern stylish finish and helps to add a bold statement to a specific space. For contemporary interiors, the stylish, clean and precise lines of a thin cladding profile produce a contemporary style that is highly desirable right now.
Cladding is the easiest way to add character to interior walls.
Here are a few good reasons why:
A section of accent panelling adds colour to a space from a hallway, entranceway or staircase. Bold colours such as the Colonial Blue work well in contrast to whites or soft grey hues for a super contemporary look.
Composite cladding using natural wood tones work best for this look from floor to ceiling. In addition the cladding will help in insulating a room in exactly the same way it would on an exterior wall.
The stain resistance technology makes composite cladding a great feature piece in a busy family kitchen.
You could differentiate between panelling by installing some horizontal and some vertical, especially in large open spaces, and how about lining the walls of a featureless sitting room with horizontal boards.
The horizontal placement tricks the eye into thinking that the room is wider than it is, and finally have you ever thought about bringing the outdoors indoors by using the cladding throughout.
Use it architecturally
Architects are using composite cladding to create unique design features on residential homes and commercial projects.
Teckwood’s composite cladding can create a truly unique element to a building when composite cladding is combined with other materials, colours and changes in panel directions.
Using a black metal framework with a Colonial Oak Brown https://teckwood.co.uk/product/colonial-oak-brown-composite-cladding-board/ cladding board highlights the versatility of modern building materials. The oak colour also compliments the natural surroundings of any building.
You could also look to create patterns with your composite cladding with a combination of cladding colours. Splitting a design into dark and light greys then entwining the two, will provide a bold façade and talking point for visitors.
Cladding does not have to be installed on straight surfaces. A curved wall can also incorporate the panels when used vertically on a wall as a statement to an architecturally designed property.
Use it to upgrade a 1940’s home
When looking at your home do you feel frustrated looking at that unmaintained cladding that looks like it needs sanding down and several coats of varnish.
It is an easy job to forget about because it’s always hard to reach and unfortunately diminishes that kerb appeal resulting in a tired look that is not appealing to you, your neighbours or potential buyers.
Cedar coloured composite cladding is one of the most popular colours for cladding as it can keep that natural vibrant colour. The cladding acts as an insulator by retaining heat in the winter and keeping a building cool in the summer.
Sadly not all houses in the UK will have Teckwood’s Cedar composite cladding, some will opt for cheaper wooden cladding that will soon look extremely dated and will need some maintenance.
Teckwood’s composite cladding is made from recycled wood and plastic, has precisely the same insulating benefits as wood, but with better long term aesthetics.
The upfront investment is slightly higher than traditional wood but as maintenance is kept to a minimum that minimal increase in price soon becomes insignificant.
Transform an urban space
Commercial and residential developers can opt for an FSC® certified external facade. It can deliver the aesthetic benefits of traditional timber cladding without the need to repaint/re-varnish or repair due to rotting or warping.
Teckwood’s composite cladding is manufactured by using 95% recycled wood and plastic and will keep its colour for at least 25 years. Using it in urban spaces where people are working and socialising in one key area makes it a challenge.
The key 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 that all are standard attributes of a new contemporary composite cladding system.
What are the advantages of composite cladding?
Composite cladding is very durable
Durability is the main advantage of composite cladding and it is the reason homeowners prefer it to traditional timber cladding. Composite cladding or wood-plastic cladding is durable because of how it’s made using recycled timber fibres and plastics. It is unlike wood cladding that has only wood components. Wood can get damaged easily but wood fibre and plastic will not get damaged easily and the manmade fibres add to the durability.
Composite cladding aesthetic value
Teckwood’s composite cladding has a high aesthetic value giving your home kerb appeal. Most homeowners love the touch and feel of a wood grain finish. It is one of the reasons we have used timber for years. Composite cladding offers that same feel and finish but will last for years and the colour will not fade away easily.
Another advantage of composite cladding is its low maintenance. Composite cladding only requires simple cleaning to make it beautiful again even if it is caked with mud and dirt. You do not have to sand, seal, stain or paint your cladding to keep it looking attractive, it is unlike wood cladding that requires constant sealing, oiling, and painting to last longer.
The advantage of this feature is that it reduces the cash you will spend maintaining a cladding material like wood. Also the time you waste maintaining wood cladding will be conserved when you install composite cladding.
Resistant to Insect and Weather Elements
Composite cladding is resistant to insect attack. What this implies is that termites cannot attack your cladding. Also rainwater or fluctuating temperature will not destroy composite cladding. Again composite plastic wood cladding will not warp, splinter or break.
Would you like to find out more about Teckwood’s composite cladding?
Discover interesting uses for composite cladding, decking, balustrade or fencing highlights that you do not always have to use things in their traditional way. A little creativity can transform the outcome of any project so if you have something in mind, get in touch and we’ll be happy to assist.