final logo

National Delivery

High Wycombe   01494 980145  

Manchester        0161 2970384              

sales@benchmarkprofiles.co.uk                           

TRADA MEMBER jpeg

The Durable Timber Cladding Specialists

PEFC

 

Please dowload here

timber cladding drawings and data sheets

 

larch building

Factory Staining

Benchmark Timber only mill Sustainable Timber cladding.

 

About 95 per cent of British Columbia’s 55 million

hectares (136 million acres) of diverse forestland is

publicly owned. All timber harvesting operations

on these public lands must comply with the

results-based Forest and Range Practices Act.

 

Before any logging can begin on public lands,

a company must be issued a cutting permit by government

setting out the boundaries of the area approved to be harvested.

Timber from both public and private lands is

tracked to ensure there is no illegal harvesting.

Possession of unmarked or incorrectly marked

timber can lead to imprisonment of up to two years.

Please click visit our timber cladding environmental policy.

Environmental issues are important to us; all of our timbers are legal & sustainably sourced.

Since all of our timber is very durable without treatment it is the natural and green choice.

We mill timber cladding and decking for delivery direct to site therefore the environmental transportation impact is kept to a minimum.

 

We understand that timber quality and delivery timescales are very important to our customers.

 

Sawn timber is held in our yard ready to cut to order, any bespoke or standard cladding profile can be cut at the same price. We can also cut matching trim for windows, doors and soffits. We mill Western red cedar, Thermowood cladding and Siberian Larch timber cladding.

 

We can offer factory staining and fire treatment for all of our timber cladding, decking and trim.

We cut any grade & form,

offering the very best priced

timber cladding.

  • Timber cladding is popular because it can give a attractive contemporary design while offering a very low carbon footprint. Timber has been recognised as one of the least carbon intensive building materials, it can be very economical too and we are able to offer various grades to fit your budget.

 

 

 

 

  • Care must be taken in selecting timber species, we can offer full advice in this respect.  Care must also be taken in choosing the correct cladding profile. Some are best for horizontal and others for vertical applications. A Feather edge profile can be great for barn conversions and we can offer this with a sawn or planed finish. Please take a look at our profiles page.

 

 

  • We can mill any other timber cladding profile, just send us a sketch or phone for advice. We also have a page showing trim we have previously milled, we can do others so please ask.

Timber cladding prices are based on quantity, please contact us for a very competitive quotation. We also have clearance offers from £21.50 per m2.

 

We specialise in milling timber cladding and offer unrivalled quality, expertise and customer service.  

We can also deliver to any location throughout the UK.

Links timber cladding

Cedar cladding cut to a face fix PTGV.  We supplied Trinity Properties who kindly sent us this picture.

Timber Cladding 

Legally & sustainably sourced

cedar oxford Timber Cladding Study Cladding fact sheets feather edge and channel cladding

A picture of planed rebated  feather edge cladding finishing at 18 x 195mm

Cedar Cladding

Larch Cladding

Thermowood Cladding

Cedar Decking

Thermowood Decking

Cladding Trim

Cladding Profiles

Gallery

Clearance Offers

cedar deck timber stock sill thermowood deck 2 thermowood cladding board cetol stain cladding profile ptgv

A customers blog of a project using our grade 4 clear Cedar

http://www.designedtobreathe.com/

Google + red large Twitter blue large Facebook square blue large timber cladding picture timber cladding corner

Please click pictures below for further details

timber gallery

Which species is best suited for timber cladding?

Western red Cedar (Canadian)

  • Price - from £36.00 per square M for 25 x150mm planed cladding.

  • Durability - durability grade 2 (durable) according to BS EN350. Cedar is durable without treatment.

  • Movement and splitting - Cedar is one of the more stable timbers and tendency to cup, split and move is low.

  • knot and sap content - the number of knots and sap content is low on clear grades of coastal grown cedar

 

Canadian western red cedar is the premium timber for timber cladding being naturally durable and dimensionally stable. The most popular choice for contemporary builds. Please visit our Cedar cladding page.

Western red Cedar (UK grown)

  • Price - from £28.00 per square M for 25 x150mm planed cladding.

  • Durability - durability grade 3 (moderately durable) according to BS EN350. UK Cedar should be treated.

  • Movement and splitting - Cedar is one of the more stable timbers and tendency to cup, split and move is low.

  • knot and sap content - UK Cedar is generally more knotty than Canadian cedar and has a higher sap content which is why we recommend  treating to obtain durability. Although the same species as Canadian cedar the UK grows so much faster resulting in different properties

 

UK grown western red cedar is a lower cost alternative to Canadian cedar but being lighter in colour with more knots and less durable it does not offer the same contemporary look. Please visit our Cedar cladding page.

Siberian Larch

  • Price - from £22.00 per square M for 25 x150mm planed cladding.

  • Durability - grade 3 (moderately durable) according to BS EN350. Larch should be treated due to non durable sapwood and against blue stain.

  • Movement and splitting - Larch tendys to move split and cup - tongues should be at least 15mm to allow for movement.

  • knot and sap content - Larch can be quite knotty and have sap pockets.

         Sapwood is usually present so extra care must be taken when milling to ensure any sapwood is on the rear of the board.

 

Please visit our Larch cladding page.

Thermowood (Heat treated redwood pine)

  • Price - from £18.50 per square M for 25 x150mm planed cladding.

  • Durability - durability grade 2 (durable) according to BS EN350. Thermowood is durable without treatment.

  • Movement and splitting - Developed as a low cost Cedar alternative slightly less stable than cedar but is quite brittle.

  • knot and sap content - the heat treatment changes the properties of the sapwood for durability. Thermowood is quite knotty

        Similar properties to cedar but is not the same colour and can be quite knotty.

 

Thermowood does not offer the same contemporary look. A good option if cedar is too expensive. No chemicals are used to preserve the timber making this an environmentally  friendly choice.

Please visit our Thermowood cladding page.

Redwood pine and whitewood pine.

  • Price - from £14.00 per square M for 25 x150mm planed cladding.

  • Durability - durability grade 3-4 (moderately to slightly durable) according to BS EN350. Must be pressure treated.

  • Movement and splitting - Medium movement class - tends to cup.

  • knot and sap content - knotty with sap pockets and sapwood present - must be treated.

 

Low cost timber cladding for more rustic builds or painted projects.

European Oak

  • Price - from £50.00 per square M for 25 x150mm planed cladding.

  • Durability - durability grade 2 (durable) according to BS EN350. Oak is durable without treatment

  • Movement and splitting - Oak has a tendency to split and move, great care is required when fitting to allow for movement. Pre-drilling fixings is advised.

  • knot and sap content - High grades will not have sapwood and can be clear of knots.

 

Often used on period projects when only oak would work. More of a rustic look than cedar.

Timber Cladding Clearance Packs currently available.

Please see our clearance page for full details

 

Pack 1

Clear Canadian western red cedar.

Channel 2 secret fix.

Finishing at 18 x 144mm with a 125mm cover

£37.52 per m2 + vat.

 

Pack 2

Clear Canadian western red cedar.

Channel 1A secret fix.

Finishing at 18 x 144mm with a 125mm cover.

£37.52 per m2 + vat