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Timber cladding: from dramatic impact to gentle calm

Over the past 10 years or so timber cladding has gained popularity as architects have warmed to its sustainability, aesthetic qualities and durability.


Brooks Bros (UK) offers some 30 species, including Western Red Cedar, UK-grown Oak, Larch and Douglas Fir as well as finger-jointed Oak and Sweet Chestnut, Kebony and exterior grade painted cladding.


Recently Brooks Bros has been involved in two of the largest projects in the UK requiring factory-finished cladding: the London Bridge Station redevelopment and the National Memorial Arboretum Remembrance Centre in Staffordshire.

 

 

As part of the station refurbishment the structure which supports the railway platforms is being replaced by a series of pre-cast concrete bridge decks, the underside of which form the ceiling of the main concourse which has been clad with an acoustic timber panel system which provides class A and B sound absorption.


For this project Brooks Bros supplied 7,000m2 of PEFC-certified Canadian Western Red Cedar fire treated to Euro Class B and finished with a clear coating, concealed fixings. The panels are fully demountable.

 

 

As paFor this project, which opened in October 2016, Brooks Bros supplied 1,500m2 FSC-certified Siberian Larch panels and concealed fixings. The L-shaped profile, which was machined by Brooks Bros, was given a factory-applied, three-coat, pigmented lacquer finish (pre-weathered grey stain to mimic the colour of already aged timber) in order to minimize the colour change across the façade as the building ages.


For more about the Brooks Bros complete cladding package go to Cladding in the Products menu above or contact your usual/nearest Brooks Bros Sales Office