Contemporary Oak Cladding Installation, Inside & Out


Contemporary Oak Cladding Installation. Prime oak 78mm width hardwood cladding with stainless fixings through the surface was specified by Nicolas Tye Architects… the Construction Project Consultant from CL-PM chose the Oak cladding with Karl Harrison Landscapes to offer consultation, technical support and full installation of the exterior and also the interior…

Project Overview

Sweeping lines, critical corners and expert installation was essential to keep the management from CL-PM onboard with our installation. 8mm open joint between the horizontal and also the same 8mm at the open vertical corners. Predrilled holes and a keen eye to follow the laser which determined the accuracy of this onsite installation. Oak often has a wirey character at the best of times. This cladding install required a constant eye on detail.

The insulated facade was handed over to Karl Harrison Landscapes where they wrapped the building in black Tyvek and fixed the battens over the surface… then another wrapping over the battens to prevent the colour from coming through the gaps in the finished oak cladding.

We calculated the cost of the full insulation in meticulous detail and present it to the PQS for evaluation. 12.82 linear metres per sq. m. then consider the upwards of 600 sq. m, pairs of countersunk screws every 500mm centres went into the thousands. We calculated measuring and cutting each piece of timber with a nominal 20 seconds approx. for countersinking each hole then holding into position prior to fixings… a few seconds allowance for each element soon permutated to more than 30,000 fixings and a few months later…

Fire Rated Cladding

With an adjacent building within a few metres, this required us to apply a fire rating to EuroClass B. Timely and efficiently meant the variation of the work didn’t delay the project. Furthermore, the fire rating comes in a clear format and didn’t affect the timber weathering to look like the rest of the building.

We kept the timber for the interior indoors; Allowing it to acclimatise prior to installation. The moisture of the oak cladding was checked and compared to the area of installation to sign off the same moisture content… the accuracy of the installation was the same as the exterior; it even lined up through the glass in the open corridors… the secret doors, the corners and many details… we very much enjoyed this project.

Karl Harrison Landscapes Ltd are often asked to consult on many timber projects. They design exterior spaces and offer a professional landscaping service to commercial and domestic clients.

Credits and Further information

Architect         Nicolas Tye Architects

Client               Private

Location          Berkhamsted

Material           Prime Oak Cladding

Installer           Karl Harrison Landscapes Ltd

Completed     2019

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About Karl

Karl Harrison designs, builds and delivers high end residential and commercial landscaping projects.

He brings clarity to unusual situations, new materials and understands how to apply them with current technology. He is a professional Engineer and demands attention to detail that ensures impeccable results.

We absolutely love the space that Karl & his team created for us.

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