Typical Timber Choices
No.2 clear only – no knots or sap, thoroughly air dried. Outstanding durability and beautiful appearance, very low movement in service.
Hard wearing and beautiful timber – attractive grain pattern and limited small knots.
Available clear or knotty mellow appearance and long lasting durability.
Also naturally durable with no need for preservative treatment clean and clear appearance – very similar to Oak – available in very long (6.0m) lengths.
All the above timbers have outstanding natural durability – they can all be left to weather to a silver grey finish or coated with a range of suitable finishes available from Sykes Timber.
Closed Face Shiplap
A contemporary sleek appearance similar in appearance to an open joint tongue and groove but with the rain shedding properties that are essential for horizontal cladding. Rounded edges soften the look and are important if a finished coating is to be applied.
Ideal for a sawn finish overlapping board – very economical to produce and gives a natural looking timber finish suitable for coating or weathering. Individual boards are overlapped with a minimum 25 – 30mm lap.
Planed Tongue and Groove
Most often used for vertical external cladding. Can be secret fixed with an angle nail on the tongue edge or machined to an ‘offset t + g’ for a straight nail secret fix. Usually machined with a small chamfer on both edges of one face to form a ‘v’ as the boards come together.