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  • WIS 1-50 Timber cladding for building refurbishment

  • TRADA Technology Ltd
  • September 2015
  • WIS 1-50
  • Wood Information Sheet, PDF
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About this publication

Refurbishment of buildings that are structurally sound is increasingly popular. Timber over-cladding is often chosen to refresh elevations, in order to improve their appearance or weather resistance and/or to protect additional insulation applied to the exterior of a building.

This Wood Information Sheet (WIS) describes cladding over existing masonry-clad buildings where the masonry will be retained. In the case of existing lightweight cladding (such as timber boards, shingles, render etc) it is preferable to remove the existing cladding and install a new insulated timber cladding system using these principles. The choice of cladding material is just part of the solution. Designers must also consider various issues that arise when a new cladding system is installed, particularly insulation and weather protection standards that are certain to have increased since the building's original design.

First published in 2009 and updated in 2011, this latest revision in September 2015 gives an overview of the subject with signposts to more detailed sources that are listed at the end.

Contents

Advantages of timber cladding

Design principles

Cladding to improve weather resistance or appearance

Cladding to enclose external insulation

Timber cladding details
Refurbishment of buildings that are structurally sound is increasingly popular. Timber over-cladding is often chosen to refresh elevations, in order to improve their appearance or weather resistance and/or to protect additional insulation applied to the exterior of a building. This Wood Information Sheet (WIS) describes cladding over existing masonry-clad buildings where the masonry will be retained. In the case of existing lightweight ...
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