It is safe to say we have all been bracing ourselves for tough times ahead. It is clear that energy prices have not just increased to an all-time high but will be here for the long haul! It is essential now more than ever we do our best to make our homes more energy-efficient in order to reduce our heating bills.
Exterior timber wall cladding is a great way to create a more energy-efficient home. We have already seen much stricter energy efficiency standards for new builds and extensions which is one of the reasons why timber cladding can be seen on new projects going up as the benefits of the material have been recognised.
*ThermoChar® Medium Hardwood Ash cladding was used in the above image.
Timber cladding can be used on all types of materials including brick, block, masonry, and concrete, when fitted with standard insulation materials This means that choosing to clad not only improves the appearance of your property but gives you extra insulation and the chance to save money.
How much could you save by insulating your solid walls?*
England, Scotland, and Wales
Fuel bill savings (£/year)
*Figures from Energy Saving Trust. Estimates are based on insulating a gas-heated home. Costs may vary significantly depending on the level of work required. The above estimates are based on a typical install, ranging between a small flat and a large detached home.
*ThermoWood Softwood Knotty Pine cladding was used in the above image.
Other than reducing your household costs in the long run, there are many benefits of covering your external walls with cladding, such as:
Renewing the appearance of outer walls. Timber is a great way to not only protect your brickwork which will increase the lifespan of your walls but can add character and individuality to your building. With the different materials, profiles, and widths we offer, you will be sure to find the perfect cladding for your home.
Improves weatherproofing and sound resistance as cladding will act as an additional layer, absorbing sound. The air that circulates behind the cladding in the cavity barrier also helps by normalising the temperature differences. Cladding can also reduce condensation on internal walls and can help prevent dampness.