Using a breathable building paper, apply wrap to the wall as per specifications. All claddings may leak to some extent and wrapping stops moisture from getting into the framing or insulation, damaging the internal linings, or seeping lower into the building.
Who’s it for?
- Builders, installers, specifiers and competent handymen.
What you’ll need
- A basic level of building skill.
- Familiarity with standard building procedures – refer to the standard building code if necessary.
- Carpentry tools.
Storing and handling your timber
Avoid damaging your timber by following these suggestions:
- Keep it dry. Water stains on timber can be permanent.
- Do not step on or knock your timber profiles as this can break off the tongue or groove or crack a board.
- Handle pre-finished timber carefully to avoid scratching the face.
- When tongue and groove profiled boards are stacked on site, take care that they are stacked with side spacing and not in direct contact with the ground.
For external installation of Western Red Cedar, you should be aiming for a wall that not only looks good but has:
- Professional appearance.
- Neat ends and corners.
- Allows no moisture inside the building.
- Develops no rust streaks on the wall from fixings.
You’ll need the following equipment to complete this project:
- Nails – hot dipped galvanised, stainless steel or silicon bronze.
- Nail gun or hammer, measuring and levelling tools, drop saw.
You’ll need the following supplies to complete this project:
- Breathable building paper
- Nails – hot dipped galvanised, stainless steel or silicon bronze (see Step 7).
- Preserving oil.