For external use we only use air dried stock.
Our air dried Oak will have reached equilibrium moisture content to match the outside of a building, giving it the best possible stability.
Profiles for external oak cladding tend to be designed to shed water from the joints. They are usually applied horizontally for this purpose.
Shiplap, Tongue and Groove, Tongue and Groove with V joint or shadow gap are all popular choices.
Alternativly, we cut feather edge cladding in green oak to order for a traditional rustic appearance and great value for money.
Over time external Oak cladding will change appearance as the UV in sunlight and tannins washing out in rain take effect.