13 Timber Cladding Ideas For a Stylish Natural Finish

painted timber cladding ideas on exterior of self build
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Using timber cladding ideas on the inside and exterior of your home can be a fantastic way to add instant character and texture, as well as creating kerb appeal. 

Decisions concerning house cladding are key to the finished look of your home and should be given thought right from the beginning of a project. Many self builders building new homes choose timber cladding to complement surrounding homes, barns and structures, while extenders might choose a contemporary wooden cladding to contrast with a traditional brick home. 

Amy Reeves

Assistant Editor Amy began working for Homebuilding & Renovating in 2018. She has an interest in sustainable building methods and always has her eye on the latest design ideas. Amy has interviewed countless self builders, renovators and extenders about their experiences for Homebuilding & Renovating magazine. She is currently renovating a mid-century home, together with her partner, on a DIY basis, and has recently fitted her own kitchen.