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Timber Cladding in Scotland

Davies, Ivor; Walker, Bruce; Pendlebury, James


Bruce Walker

James Pendlebury


The study outlines the development of timber cladding in Scotland, describes timber clad buildings in Scotland, and provides practical information on the use of timber cladding in Scotland.

The increasing popularity of external timber cladding in Scotland has created a need for accurate historical and technical information specifically relevant to Scottish conditions, and the Scottish Executive has commissioned Timber Cladding in Scotland to provide an invaluable reference for policy makers, architects, engineers, self-builders, planning and building control officers, contractors and cladding manufacturers.

External timber cladding offers a unique combination of environmental, social and economic benefits of value to Scotland's built environment, and planning and building control systems are increasingly sympathetic to its use. The technical risks of using timber cladding in Scotland's exposed maritime climate are manageable and no greater than in similar climates, such as the western coastal zones of Norway and Canada, where external timber cladding is widespread. There is also evidence of strong historical precedents for external timber cladding throughout urban and rural Scotland


Davies, I., Walker, B., & Pendlebury, J. (2002). Timber Cladding in Scotland. Highland Birchwoods, Scottish Executive,

Report Type Research Report
Publication Date Mar 13, 2002
Deposit Date Oct 29, 2012
Publisher Arcamedia Ltd.
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
ISBN 1-904320-00-7
Keywords External Timber Cladding; sustainability; energy efficiency;
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Additional Information Peter Wilson, of ARCA, the Journal of Scottish Architecture has edited the text for publication and contributed additional material in the form of case studies