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Last updated on May 14th, 2023

Thermowood cladding cost guide

Looking for the perfect cladding for your home? Thermowood could be the ideal choice. Thermowood cladding is made from softwood timber from Scandinavia that has been heat treated. After careful treatment with pressure and heat, it dries out. Read on for our guide to the average Thermowood cladding cost, so you can plan your project.

Looking for the perfect cladding for your home? Thermowood could be the ideal choice.

Thermowood cladding is made from softwood timber from Scandinavia that has been heat treated. After careful treatment with pressure and heat, it dries out. Once the moisture and resin are fully removed from the timber, the cladding has improved weather resistance. This makes it great for use outdoors.

Thermowood cladding is popular with people who love the beautiful natural appearance of wood. It is weather and insect resistant, doesn’t need any surface treatments and should last for a long time.

Love the sound of it? Read on for our guide to the average Thermowood cladding cost, so you can plan your project.

How much does Thermowood cladding cost?

The cost of Thermowood cladding depends on the specification and exact type and species of wood. You may also pay more for cladding with a particular finish, such as boards that are painted or stained.

Cost provided itemLow costHigh costAverage cost
Thermowood cladding cost - per linear metre£2.24£7.85£5
Thermowood installation cost - per m2£35£50£42.50

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Of course, the overall cost of your cladding will depend on the size of your house, or the area to be clad.

Thermowood cladding is usually priced per linear metre, rather than per square metre. The average Thermowood cladding costs between £2.24 and £7.85 per linear metre.

Using these figures and measurements for the area in need of cladding, you should be able to calculate the ballpark total cost. Make sure you allow at least 10% extra for wastage and you’ll need to factor in the cost of installation too.

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What does Thermowood installation cost?

Installing Thermowood cladding is a skilled, intricate process, and something we strongly advise only professionals to install.

Timber cladding ordinarily needs to be nailed in place. As the wood can potentially split during installation, your installers may need to pre-drill holes. This of course can take extra time, although you can buy thermowood cladding which already has pre-drilled holes.

Some varieties are designed to be secret nailed, along a hidden groove. This can also take extra time, and time is money when it comes to labour costs.

Typically, Thermowood installation costs between £35 and £50 per square metre. The total cost will depend on the complexity of the job, the level of detail on the finish and the size of the area to be clad.

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FAQs

Do I need to repaint or otherwise treat Thermowood cladding?

You don’t need to paint or stain your Thermowood cladding unless of course, you want to. One of the most attractive things about Thermowood is that it needs no additional surface treatment. It’s already weather-resistant, and some kinds will even mellow into an appealing grey/silver colour over time.

How long does Thermowood cladding last?

Thermowood cladding will last many years, or even decades. Many manufacturers promise a service life of up to 30-60 years.

Is Thermowood cladding a sustainable choice?

Thermowood is considered to be a little better for the environment than external wood claddings. This is because it’s treated with heat and pressure, rather than chemicals. However, make sure you choose products from certified sustainable sources.

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