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How Long Does Timber Cladding Last?


In the construction and architecture world, ‘cladding’ refers to a layer of material placed on a building surface or structure. It’s this cladding which gives a building its aesthetic and architectural beauty. Cladding is used not only on the exterior of the the building, but also on floors, interiors, baseboards and walls. Cladding not only contributes to the overall look, but also provides structural stability.

Are you aware of the different kinds of cladding available for the interior and exterior of homes and buildings? The materials used for cladding must be durable, low maintenance and provide ideal support. In the case of wall claddings, the materials must be resistant to harsh climatic conditions, such as rainfall, hail, intense sunlight, and wind.

One of the best kinds of cladding is timber cladding. Timber cladding provides a modern and stunning look, which no other material can provide. Timber grows naturally in harsher climates, it’s extremely durable and weather resistant. Timber cladding also acts as an efficient heat and sound insulator.

Timber CladdingThe best thing about timber cladding is its long life. With careful installation and proper treatment, timber cladding can last anywhere from 40 to 60 years! sometimes, more. The durability of timber claddings is categorised into four classes. Class one  timber has the highest durability and is expected to have more than 40 years of lifespan. Class two timber has an expected lifespan of 15 to 40 years. Class three  timber provide 7 to 15 years of durability, while the last Class four timber provides durability, for less than 7 years.

Untreated timber cladding is more prone to weather conditions and fungi. Treating timber before installation is the best way to retain moisture content and reduce fungal decay. At Newcastle Frame and Truss, we use only the best quality Class one or two graded timber for our cladding projects, and we assure you that it’ll be treated timber too.

We have chosen Weathertrex, one of the best exterior wall panel suppliers, to provide us with the highest quality materials for cladding. We can design and install the perfect cladding for any project, irrespective of the size of the project; big or small. Our services are quality-efficient, affordable and one, which will not burn a hole in your pocket. Our team of experts will discuss all your requirements and budget to create the perfect timber cladding for you. We assure timely delivery and completion of all our projects. You can get in touch with our experts on 0437 437 231 or visit our website for more information:

Our services cover the areas of Broadmeadow, Bar Beach, Adamstown Heights, Wyong, Callaghan, Birmingham Gardens, the Hunter Region, Newcastle, Northern Sydney, Adamstown, Black Hill, Beresfield and surrounding areas.