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European oak or Quercus Robur has grown around the British Isles and throughout Continental Europe for thousands of years. It has long been a vital building material with countless uses not least of which as weatherboarding and cladding.

Orlestone oak have been milling oak for between 50 and 60 years and when sourcing our oak we are very particular on the trees we will take in there raw form, this allows us to ensure consistent quality throughout our product range. We only use timber from sustainable sources and work closely with the forest owners in the United Kingdom and throughout Europe to ensure we know where our trees are sourced.

Green oak and air dried oak claddings are the leading choice for many due to its extremely robust nature and durable qualities. It is also very appealing to many because of its timeless silver colour it will weather down too, this look can be seen throughout the U.K in some of its finest landmarks and heritage sites.

Technical information
Sawn Profiles are available
Width:150mm – 300mm
Length:2m to 6m
Machined profiles are available
Width:65mm – 140mm
Length:2m to 6m

We produce a number of profiles such as traditional feather edge right the way through to contemporary square vertical cladding, please see below some examples of profiles we can produce.

Why Choose Oak Cladding?

  1. Enduring Beauty: European oak boasts a rich, natural grain that weathers to a beautiful silver-grey patina over time. This enhances the character of a building, creating a sense of timeless elegance.
  2. Unmatched Durability: Oak is renowned for its exceptional strength and weather resistance. Properly installed oak cladding can last for centuries with minimal maintenance, making it a wise investment.
  3. Natural Insulation: Oak cladding offers excellent thermal insulation properties, helping to regulate temperatures within a home and reducing energy costs.
  4. Versatility for Design: Our cladding comes in a range of sizes and finishes, allowing you to achieve a traditional or contemporary look that complements the style of a property.
  5. Sustainable Choice: We source our oak from carefully managed forests, ensuring a sustainable and environmentally friendly building material.

Selecting the Right Oak Cladding:

Size and Thickness: Consider the desired visual effect and structural requirements. Thicker cladding offers a more substantial look and increased weather resistance, while thinner options can create a sleeker aesthetic.

Finish: We offer a variety of finishes, from sawn (planed on request) to brushed or sandblasted. Each finish offers a unique texture and visual impact. For a pre-weathered look, we can provide cladding that has been specially treated to achieve a silver-grey finish.

Fire Safety: For some applications, fire-retardant treated cladding may be necessary. We can advise on the most suitable options to meet building regulations.

Expert Advice and Support:

Based in Kent, our team of specialists are here to help you with every step of your oak cladding project. We can provide expert advice on selecting the right product for your needs, calculate the quantity of materials required, and offer guidance on installation.

Investing in quality oak cladding not only enhances the beauty of a property but also adds value and long-lasting performance. Contact Orlestone Oak Timber today to discuss your project and explore the possibilities with oak cladding.

Helpful Tips:

  • Oak cladding can be used for both interior and exterior applications. Consider using oak cladding for feature walls inside a home to create a warm and inviting atmosphere.
  • Regular cleaning and maintenance will help ensure the longevity and beauty of the oak cladding. A gentle wash with a PH-neutral wood cleaner is recommended.
  • Oak is a natural material and will show variations in grain pattern and colour. This is part of the inherent beauty of wood and should be celebrated.