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Our team have many years of experience working with architects, designers, specifiers and end users meaning that you can rely on us to offer our knowledge and advice from planning and building design through to completion.


Timber cladding is a natural, effective product that offers many benefits to building design. Externally it can offer a durable, aesthetically pleasing outer shell to a building. Internally it provides a natural and creative finish to any room or feature wall.

Western Red Cedar

For years Western Red Cedar has been the product of choice for timber cladding. It is an extremely durable, stable, lightweight and stunning looking product making it perfect for use as a cladding product. If you want to maintain the colour of your cladding you can apply a wide range of paints and stains, alternatively you can leave it to weather to a silvery grey colour.

Botanical Name   –   Thuja Plicata

Source   –   Canada and the Pacific North West

Density   –    390 kg/m3

Durability   –   Class 2

Stability   –   Excellent

Thermowood Pine

Thermowood Pine is a European Softwood product that has been thermally modified using only heat and steam. This thermal modification process increases the durability of the timber without introducing any harmful chemicals. The process also improves the stability of the timber and as it comes from well managed Finnish and Scandinavian forests it is a very sustainable product. When left uncoated thermowood will weather to a silvery grey colour however it can be painted, oiled and stained very easily to offer the exact look you would like for your cladding project.

Botanical name   –   Pinus Sylvestris

Density   –    420 kg/m3

Durability   –   Class 2

Stability  –   Excellent

Clear Thermo Radiata

Thermowood Radiata is offered 4 sides clear, providing a timber cladding that is defect free in an attractive pine product that is harvested in New Zealand. The Pine is modified using only heat and steam so no harmful chemicals are introduced to the timber. The process naturally increases the durability and stability of the product. Coatings can be applied to the cladding to maintain the colour or alter the appearance of the cladding. If left uncoated the cladding will weather to a silvery grey over time.

Botanical Name   –   Pinus radiata

Density   –    460 kg/m3

Durability   –   Class 1

Stability   –   Excellent

Alaskan Yellow Cedar

Alaskan Yellow Cedar is a light yellow in colour, stable and durable. The timber is slow grown, is easy to work, carves well and is quite light in weight. The timber will weather fairly uniformly to a silvery grey colour over time but can be coated to maintain its natural colour. The comparable durability and movement properties to Western Red Cedar make it an ideal cost effective alternative.

Botanical Name   –   Cupressus macrocarpa

Density   –    495 KG/M3

Durability   –   Class 1 – 2

Stability   –   Excellent

Douglas Fir

Douglas Fir is increasing in popularity for use in timber cladding due to the rising cost of cedar and the greater availability and different options of grade in Douglas Fir. The variation between the light reddish brown heartwood and the paler sapwood gives the timber an attractive appearance. You can apply coatings to maintain this appearance or leave it to weather silvery grey.

Botanical Name   –   Pseudotsuga menziesii

Density   –    530 KG/M3

Durability   –   Class 3

Stability   –   Excellent

Homegrown Cedar

Homegrown Western Red Cedar is a fast-growing timber species that has gained popularity as a sustainable alternative to imported Western Red Cedar. The timber is paler but more consistent in colour than Canadian Cedar however it will have more frequent, sometimes larger, dark knots. It is advisable to leave the cladding to weather to a silvery grey over time rather than apply any coating

Botanical Name   –   Thuja Plicata

Density   –    390 KG/M3

Durability   –   Class 3

Stability   –   Excellent

Homegrown Larch

Larch is a fantastic wood species, grown in the UK and ideal for external cladding. Larch cladding is hard and naturally durable, making it a good choice for exposed areas or for buildings that need a tough exterior. It is a very cost effective option to other timber cladding species. Featheredge, waney edge and overlap profiles are popular profiles in larch when used for agricultural and rustic building.

Botanical Name   –   Larix Decidua

Density   –    550 KG/M3

Durability   –   Class 3

Stability   –   Excellent

Waney Edge Cladding

Global Timber are also able to offer waney edge cladding options that come with one square edge and one waney edge that give a rustic appearance. They are designed to be installed horizontally with the boards overlapping each other and offer the end user a natural rustic look. The boards are cut from the outer part of a log and often arrive with bark on the waney edge. This type of cladding is generally inexpensive and due to the overlapping are fairly simple to install. This type of cladding is very natural and durable and are ideal to be used without a coating so that it weathers over time to a silvery grey colour.

Fraser Wood Cladding

Global Timber Products sign UK and Ireland sole distribution agreement with Fraser Specialty Products

Global Timber Products have an exclusive distribution agreement with the Canadian Cladding manufacturer – Fraser Specialty Products. This exclusive arrangement gives Global Timber Products sole distribution rights to their cladding range across the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

For over 25 years, Fraser Specialty Products have been providing their Customers with Premium Quality, Canadian-made pre-finished wood cladding, shingles and trims. Manufactured in New Brunswick, Canada Fraser Specialty Products offer exceptional beauty and uncompromised quality.

Fraser Specialty Products Cladding is made from sustainably harvested Canadian softwood.  The products are natural, versatile and highly customisable.

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Timber Decking

Timber decking has been a popular choice for garden and landscaping projects for many years. Global Timber specialise in the manufacture of timber decking and can offer many species to cater to customer requirements. Machined to standard or bespoke decking profiles our team can help you achieve the design you are looking for on your next landscaping project.

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Jatoba is an extremely high-density hardwood species native to much of South America.

The specie is often referred to as Brazilian Cherry and is a beautiful and versatile hardwood. Its high shock resistance, extreme hardness and strength makes it ideal for timber cladding.


Yellow Balau (Bankirai) is a durable hardwood from Southeast Asia. With a mixture of warm colours of golden browns, light brown and pale reddish-browns, Yellow Balau offers a unique colour range giving it an excellent appearance and with it being a hard, heavy and strong timber it is one of the most popular timber species for external decking in the UK.

Thermowood Pine

Thermowood Pine is an attractive, sustainable solid wood decking material produced using heat and steam. This thermal modification process makes it durable, dimensionally stable, resin-free, and even changes its colour to a warm brown that can be left to weather to a silvery grey over time. The improved properties of Thermowood Pine make it an ideal material for use in exposed external areas such as decking. Thermowood decking has a stylish appearance. No chemicals are used in the production process, so it is entirely free of toxins, making it a safe play surface for children.


Western Red Cedar Shingles are used for domestic and commercial roofing and as a cladding for side walls and for the roofs of stables, summer houses Gazebos’s etc. They provide an environmentally friendly, durable and lightweight solution. Shingles can also be fixed at a roof pitch as low as 14 degrees offering the end user a reliable form of roof covering other than felt or lead. Pre formed Hip and Ridge cappings are also available to compliment the roof design. A Shingle is made by sawing a block of wood on both sides to give a relatively smooth face and back. Shingles offer a high degree of thermal insulation, are light to transport and easy to install.

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Blue Label Cedar Shingles

Blue Label shingles are 100% heartwood and edge grain so the grade will not allow for knots or sapwood, and can be used on all roof and vertical applications.

Size: random width 75mm – 325mm 405mm long x 10mm butt x 2mm tip




95mm gauge   –   14 – 22° pitch



125mm gauge   –   Over 22° pitch




150mm gauge



Hip and Ridge:

4.5 LM per bundle

Timber Louvres and Brise Soleil

The versatility of timber, it’s ease of working and easy maintenance means that it has an increasingly important role in the design of modern solar shading systems. The attractive appearance of many timber species, whether coated, stained or left to weather naturally is a principle reason that more architects are specifying timber systems over aluminium.

All of our louvres are available in a wide range of durable timber species and can be used for various applications tailored to individual project requirements. We are also able to offer our timber louvres with Euroclass B fire protection to meet the needs of building control.