Timber cladding renovation for 60's house

Western Red Cedar

Inspired by the Channel 4 programme Grand Designs, a couple from Surrey completely re-vamped a tired 1960's house into a stunning, modern, timber clad home.

They knew exactly what they wanted to achieve; a modern, bright house that would require little maintenance.

To complement the grey aluminium windows and white render, and to bring some warmth to the facade, the couple selected Western Red Cedar Cladding.

Keen to create a bold shadow line, a channel profile was the obvious choice, opting for a vertical application that works extremely well alongside the large, glazed panels to the rear.

Old House Front 2

Not wanting the wood to grey over time, the wood was factory coated in Sansin SDF Precision Coat Natural Tones Harvest Gold. This specially formulated coating penetrates deep into the wood to give a long-lasting colour that emulates the natural tones found in cedar.

Prior to receiving the order, the supplier produced three samples of the channel cladding which had been coated in the Harvest Gold colour. This allowed the customer to see how the coating would look when applied to the light, medium, and dark colour tones of the cedar wood.

The client then cleverly planned out the installation to ensure an even distribution of colour tones throughout.

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