Timber Cladding Products
Welcome to Benchmark Timber
We are specialists in the milling of high quality timber cladding and decking, we have many years of industry experience.
Our timber cladding prices are always very competitive. We are able to offer the clearest grade timber or grades showing more natural defects if budget demands.
We offer unrivalled quality, expertise and customer service, giving advice and guidance if required. We also deliver on time to any location throughout the UK .
As well as providing a diverse range of standard products, we also mill non standard timber cladding and decking profiles. We can make cutters to customer drawings or match an a sample. Often customers mix wide and narrow cladding profiles which can look particularly attractive and can add interest to large expanse of timber.
We take pride in our work, and we care about the environment. All of our timber is legally and is sustainably sourced, we are both FSC® and PEFC certified. We do not mill any logs from tropical Forests.
Timber Cladding is milled to order and delivered directly to site ensuring the cladding is fresh and ready to install.
Quality Products Direct from the Mill.
Because we mill our own timber we can take extra care to ensure the finished cladding is to grade.
We refine the grade by removing split pieces or any boards with unacceptable defects.
We can offer advise in the selection of timber species and profile that will work the best for each project. Please send us your ideas in sketch form or site drawings if you have them. We can also send you samples to help with planning approval.
This Website should provide plenty of information and help with timber and cladding choice along with trim details. There is also a download section where you will find useful related publications.
Titles inlcude the following.
- External wood cladding (pdf) download.
- Profiles suitable for vertical boarding (pdf) download
- Typical detail of window in timber with vertical board-on-board cladding (pdf) download
- Timber cladding fact sheet (pdf) download
The first choice for timber cladding. We specialise in the best of the best, high quality Canadian Western Red Cedar Cladding.
Can be specified as being almost clear of knots.
Sustainable resource & tightly controlled by the Canadian Government.
Will rapidly weather to an attractive silver grey colour or the wood can bet treated to maintain its attractive non uniform colour.
One of the most dimensionally stable of timbers - Cedar will have minimal shrinkage & cupping. Splits are also less of a problem than with other timbers.
Naturally durable - Canadian Western red cedar is very durable without treatment.
Canadian Western red Cedar is classed as 2 (Durable) according to BS-EN 350-2-1994.
Cedar Cladding is resistant to fungal staining.
Cedar is a very light weight timber which is easy to machine. No pre-drilling for fixings are required.
Why order from Benchmark Timber.
Being a small company we are able to take extra care to ensure your order is as specified and delivered on time. We take care to ensure the lengths are suitable for your build also that all trim and corners are going to be suitable. Often customers are surprised in how much detail we request before we mill the timber. We find that extra care taken at ordering can save time onsite.
Because we mill the timber and have been doing so for many years we are able to ensure all our cladding and machined to achieve the very best finish.
When sawn stock is imported there are often pieces with fork lift damage and some pieces have end splits which can occur when milling. At Benchmark Timber we take extra care in pulling any timber with these defects as it goes through the mill. We are unusual in this respect being able to take this additional care due to our small size enabling us to specialise. larger companies tend to mill every piece in the pack and deliver to the customer whatever is produced.