Timber Cladding: All Your Options Explained

timber cladding laid horizontal on a contemporary remodel
(Image credit: Jonathan Gooch)

Timber cladding has long been a popular method of finishing the exterior of a house. Where it was once the reserve of certain areas of the UK only, such as Kent, Sussex and Hampshire, these days the use of timber cladding is pretty prolific. 

There are plenty of reasons to choose timber as a house cladding, but how do you
know which wood species are best to use? 

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.