Outdoor wood effect aluminium cladding

Outdoor wood effect aluminium cladding is an innovative solution for those who want the natural look of timber but not necessarily the maintenance and durability issues that traditional wood cladding entails.

In recent years, an increasing number of architects, specifiers, and homeowners have embraced wood-effect aluminium cladding as a sustainable, long-lasting, and low-maintenance alternative to wood.

Knotwood are pleased to manufacture and supply to the UK market a one-of-a-kind range of outdoor wood effect aluminium cladding that is resistant to weathering, fading, and warping, as well as versatility, ease of installation, and sustainability.

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Outdoor wood effect aluminium cladding panels

Outdoor wood-effect aluminium cladding from Knotwood is uniquely made of aluminium but designed to look like natural wood.

This provides architects, contractors and other construction professionals with benefits and reassurances of aluminium which is a lightweight, durable, and weather-resistant material. But with the beautiful aesthetics of timber with natural wood, grain and knot patterns.

Thanks to the latest in sublimation and photographic film technology, our aluminium cladding has a powder coated woodgrain effect. Furthermore, our panels and battens are modular profiles that conceal all fixings, resulting in a seamless finish for cladding systems.

Knotwood wood effect aluminium cladding is incredibly adaptable and customisable. It comes in a variety of colours and finishes, allowing you to select the look that best suits your design aesthetic. It can be installed horizontally or vertically and used to make a variety of architectural elements such as columns, fascias, and soffits.

The benefits of aluminium cladding over wood

Construction professionals benefit from our aluminium cladding over timber because:

  • Stunning aesthetics: our aluminium cladding comes with a striking and distinctive powder coated woodgrain effect, thanks to the latest in sublimation and photographic film technology we use.
  • Beautiful finish: our panels and battens are modular profiles and conceal all fixings, ensuring a seamless finish for build projects.
  • Fire-rating: it is fire rated to A2-s1-d0 and classed as non-combustible. This ensures it is an excellent solution for architects, main contractors, and developers.
  • High functionality: our cladding is non warping, weather resistant and scratch resistant. It has also been CWCT tested.
  • Sustainable: we use VOC free coatings on our cladding with lead free finishes and is 100% recyclable at the end of its useful product life cycle.

Many professionals mistake our selection of aluminium cladding for stickers, veneers or wraps when they see the wood grain patterns. However, you may be surprised to learn that the wood grain patterns are sublimated (imagine transfer) into the powder coated finish for added durability and longevity.

One of the primary advantages of Knotwood cladding is its high durability and resistance to weather. It is built to withstand severe weather conditions such as high winds, rain, and extreme temperatures. This means it will outlast traditional wood cladding, which is prone to rotting and warping over time.

Unlike wooden cladding, which frequently requires painting or staining to maintain its appearance, Knotwood outdoor wood effect cladding is virtually maintenance-free. It is easy to clean with a hose and will not fade, peel, or crack over time.

Outdoor wood effect aluminium cladding

Residential wood effect cladding

End users and specifiers frequently want aspects of their exterior builds to look like timber. However sometimes when they learn of the durability and regular maintenance such timber panels require, they are advised to find an alternative cladding solution.

One such alternative that is becoming increasingly popular with architects and contractors is our aluminium cladding panels, that are powder coated to look like real timber.

With the appearance of genuine wood grain, our aluminium cladding has all the visual advantages of wood while still offering the durability of aluminium. The building maintains its aesthetic for many years because of the wood effect coating, which is sublimated into the powder-coated finish and does not weather or fade like real wood.

Our wood effect cladding is ideal for high-rise buildings. Since the implementation of building codes in 2018, projects requiring an A2 fire rating or high-rise residential structures over 11 metres in height are not permitted to include combustible materials on their outside walls. Knotwood timber effect aluminium cladding possesses the required EN 13501-1 Class A fire rating.

Aluminium cladding is available in a variety of colours and finishes, making it a versatile material that can be used in a variety of architectural styles and designs. Our wood effect cladding is used in residential housing developments of two and three stories for reasons other than aesthetics, such as insulation, noise reduction, privacy, and weather protection.

Knotwood’s cladding blends in perfectly with the surrounding countryside because it has the natural, rustic look of wood. The wood-look aesthetic can help to create a warm and inviting environment while also complementing the natural beauty of the landscape.

Commercial wood effect cladding

Our outdoor wood effect cladding systems are ideal for covering the exteriors of large, commercial, and industrial structures that require insulation, fire protection, and weather resistance. While aluminium is lightweight, it is also extremely robust and sturdy, which is why it is a popular choice for commercial building design.

The profiles receive an architectural-grade powder coating that is baked onto them, making the cladding scratch and flake resistant. Expert finishes ensure surface durability and eliminate the need for repainting, which is ideal for commercial buildings that are subjected to heavy wear and tear.

Knotwood cladding can also help to increase the energy efficiency of a building by acting as a barrier to heat transfer. This can help to minimise heating and cooling expenditures. Just with residential buildings, combustible materials are not allowed on the outside walls of business establishments.

Knotwoods aluminium cladding

Knotwood provides a variety of aluminium cladding and soffit systems that are designed to look like natural wood while providing the durability and low maintenance of aluminium.

Our cladding system is composed of interlocking aluminium boards that can be installed vertically or horizontally, creating a sleek and modern appearance. The system comes in a variety of woodgrain finishes, including Natural Oak, Walnut, Grey Ash and Light Oak, as well as solid colours (RAL colours).

The soffit system from Knotwood is intended to provide a clean and modern finish to eaves and overhangs.

The system is made up of interlocking aluminium panels that come in a variety of woodgrain and solid colour finishes. The panels can be installed horizontally or vertically and are ventilated, allowing air to circulate through the roof space and preventing moisture build-up.

Choose Knotwood for your outdoor wood effect aluminium cladding

Knotwood is a global industry leader that specialises in the design of outdoor wood effect aluminium cladding.

Our products are designed to mimic the natural look of wood while offering the durability and low maintenance of aluminium. For more information, please get in touch with our team of experts who will be happy to discuss your requirements.

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