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 timber 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 and we do not mill any tropical timbers.
Timber Cladding is milled to order and delivered directly to site ensuring the timber 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 product 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 timber 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
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.
Benefits of Timber Cladding
Timber Cladding installation
Wood Cladding can offer energy cost savings along with improved insulation properties.
Weight savings along with timber frames and lightweight roofs can offer significant weight savings compared with masonry. Foundation widths and depths can therefore be reduced.
Modern contemporary and traditional designs can be easily achieved.
Wood cladding can reduce construction lead times and therefore reduce build costs.
Renovation and future proofing new builds is also a real benefit.
Use of Natural Resources.
As an environmentally friendly and renewable natural resource wood cladding is accepted as a low environmental impact material. This compares favourably with non renewable materials.