One of the most popular options for people who ask us to design and construct a garden room is cedar cladding.
Many homeowners want modern touches in terms of the contents and building techniques that go into their new garden room â€“ but they still crave a traditional wooden look.
If you want your garden room to look good, and like the old-style appearance of timber, cedar cladding could be the most cost-effective solution for you.
As the name of our company suggests, timber has been the heart of our offering to customers since we were founded more than 35 years ago.
At Bakers Timber Buildings, we pride ourselves on staying ahead of the curve when it comes to developments in construction techniques and materials. But we remain happy to meet the demands of customers who say they like the “honesty” of timber.
There are various different types of wood that can be used for the cladding of a garden room, but cedar is particularly popular.
Cedar is a soft wood, but it contains natural oils that help to protect the timber. It also has a very long life, despite being one of the most cost-effective wooden options on offer.
The cedar cladding is fitted to the exterior of your garden room and goes on the outside of a pre-constructed internal system that includes vapour barriers and air vents.
Your garden room will be as well insulated as it would be with MTX cladding, and the external look is superb – particularly when combined with anthracite doors and windows.
Your timber cladding on a garden room can be arranged horizontally or vertically. Vertical is more popular with our customers, almost certainly because it looks more modern.
If you go for the vertical option, we fit cedar with a more traditional TGV machined cladding. This is a tongue and groove construction with a V-shape where the panels slot together.
An alternative is a more contemporary “shadow gap” machined cladding. This still offers the robustness and tidiness of the tongue and groove fixing, but features square insteps between the boards.
Your cedar cladding thickness can be varied depending on your requirements; we have two options and a conversation with us will help to decide which is better for you.
When you leave cedar cladding unoiled, the sun will bleach the wood and it will go through the process of being “silvered out”.
This is a completely natural process and many people like the resulting silvery look of the cladding. However, the main disadvantage is that it is very difficult to bring the timber back from this. It can turn black over a few years, which will need a lot of work to have it looking good again.
Some of our customers are very keen on the traditional timber look of cedar cladding but are deterred by the amount of maintenance that is required to keep it looking something like its original condition.
An alternative option is a composite cladding, which gives you the look of cedar but with a hugely reduced need for maintenance on the surface.
The composite brand we favour is called Cedral, which combines the elegant appearance of timber with a robust, low-maintenance durability. Other plastic and composite claddings are also available.
As ever, if you are undecided about the cladding you want for your garden room, we recommend that you pay a visit to our show centre so that we can talk you through your options and make sure you end up with a finish that is perfect for you.
At Bakers Timber Buildings, we work with you at every step of the design and construction process. That means we are always on hand to give you advice as to the best option for you so that you become the proud owner of a garden room that works for you.
When it comes to cladding, we will be happy to discuss options and the suitability of various solutions. We are very aware of the increase in popularity of cedar cladding, and have the expertise and experience to deliver it.
As well as cedar and Cedral cladding, we can supply the very popular Iroko, larch, oak, Accoya or any other timber you may require.
We will also advise you on the maintenance requirements for the wood you choose. Cedar should ideally be oiled once a year to complement the natural oils in the wood.
However, we do not recommend that you paint your cladding. Paint does not work well with the natural oils in the wood, so we suggest using finishing oils that bring out the grain in the wood and enriches its colour, as well as offering a level of protection against the sun. If it’s the painted look you’re after, we highly recommend our MTX solution.
In more than 35 years in business, we have never constructed the same room twice. Our flexibility and insight mean we are comfortable working with you to produce exactly the room you want, a genuinely unique addition to your garden.
However you want to use the extra living space that a garden room brings, we can deliver it with cedar cladding.
You might, for instance, have your heart set on a cedar-clad garden office. Increasing numbers of people want to construct a room in the garden where they can focus on their work and run a business without having to take up space inside their house. Others want a building they can use as a workshop or even a salon.
On the other hand, if you want a garden room built for leisure rather than business, we can create and deliver a cedar-clad summerhouse, a poolside room or a lounge where you can spend quality time with your family and friends.
If you really like the traditional look of a wooden exterior, we can construct a cedar-clad room to be used for any purpose. When you come to our show centre, you have the chance to discuss your requirements with one of the leading suppliers of garden rooms in the UK.
At Bakers Timber Buildings, we like to say we’re big enough to cope and small enough to care. Our customers recognise the quality of our work and the passion with which we deliver it.
If you want to find out more about our range of garden rooms, come and visit our showground or give us a call today.
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