If you want to clad a high per­cent­age or the en­tire ex­ter­nal sur­face of your new home or ex­ten­sion in tim­ber cladding be aware that:

Homebuilding & Renovating - - PROJECT ADVICE -

■ Mort­gage lenders can be more wary, de­pend­ing on what the tim­ber cladding is at­tached to (ie the con­struc­tion system). Al­ways check this out with your lender be­fore sub­mit­ting your plans for plan­ning per­mis­sion.

■ Build­ing Reg­u­la­tions dic­tate how close to a bound­ary a tim­ber­clad wall can be, but the cladding can be treated with a fire-re­tar­dant coat­ing to min­imise this im­pact.

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