A wide range of external cladding options is available to the Self-Builder/Developer when constructing a Timber Framed Engineered Home. Materials that can be used include;
- Timber boarding
- uPVC/Composite boarding
You can even use a combination of the above materials in order to give your new home a unique look.
The "section through" image on the left shows a typical timber frame super-structure with brick cladding. Because the brickwork "outer skin" is constructed after the timber frame is erected, the brickwork is tied back to the super-structure using J pattern ties.
You have to decide on your cladding prior to submitting your planning application and ordering your timber frame. If using brick, window and door heights may need to be amended so as they work to the gauge of the brickwork and avoid using slips under the sills.