Why is my timber cladding coming away from the wall?
There are several factors which could result in timber cladding disengaging itself and/or coming away from its supporting structure.
The most common culprits are:
- the board is not designed to withstand external environments (has too small a tongue and/or board is too wide and can't accommodate seasonal movement);
- bad installation - no movement gaps incorporated;
- incorrect fixings and/or fixing placement.
Points 1 & 2: read our blog which explains why size, species and movement matter when it comes to external board profiles.
Point 3: read more about cladding fixings
Still need more information?
Our Timber Cladding Handbook gives guidance on timber species choice, board profiles, installation, maintenance and current UK regulation.
If you have a problem with an existing cladding project then our expert witness and inspection services may be able to help you.