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Timber cladding for steel buildings

Steel Buildings with sympathetic styling from Three Counties Steel Buildings Ltd

At Three Counties Steel Buildings we fully appreciate that not every location lends itself to a traditional steel clad building.

Particularly in countryside locations, planning constraints will often insist upon a softer exterior to any building.

In response to the need for large span buildings (not achievable economically with a building manufactured entirely from timber) 3CB now offers a timber clad alternative for the exterior of our steel framed buildings.

One of our steel framed buildings carrying an attractive timber clad exterior in use as a rural farm shopOne of our steel framed buildings carrying an attractive timber clad exterior in use as a rural farm shop
Before - a steel framed building
After - a waney edge larch clad building showing the aesthetic benefits of the timber cladding
This is an example of a waney edge larch clad building showing the aesthetic benefits
of the timber cladding whilst the fully insulated building is totally weatherproof and, in this case, insulated. This particular building also houses a 3m x 3m Bat Box at the request of our Clients.



The result is an aesthetically pleasing exterior with all the benefits that a tough, durable steel frame brings including large open spans, high eaves, ready accommodation of large door sizes allowing access for equipment etc., and all this is achieved more economically and quickly than with a laminated timber frame.

Recent Project

Steel framed building with a tile effect insulated steel roof
Steel framed building with a tile effect insulated steel roof

3CB worked with this client to provide a steel framed building with a tile effect insulated steel roof. Our designers provided accurate, and detailed, CAD drawing for the Customer to undertake the build himself with an impressive end result.

The steel framed building and its high specification insulated steel roof provided significant cost savings over a traditional build and our galvanised portal steel frames gave, not only, excellent rigidity but also a clear and wide roof space that wouldn't have been possible with a traditional trussed roof.

Steel framed building with a tile effect insulated steel roof
Steel framed building with a tile effect insulated steel roof

Other Timber Clad Examples

Detail of one of our steel framed buildings showing black shiplap timber cladding Detail of one of our steel framed buildings showing black shiplap timber cladding
One of our steel framed building used as a rural workshop with industrial rollers doors and finished in black shiplap timber claddingOne of our steel framed building used as a rural workshop with industrial rollers doors and finished in black shiplap timber cladding

One of our steel framed buildings where we have over clad the insulated building with featheredged boarding and laid an attractive block paved drivewayOne of our steel framed buildings where we have over clad the insulated building with featheredged boarding and laid an attractive block paved driveway
Even in smaller domestic environments our timber clad buildings fit in very wellEven in smaller domestic environments our timber clad buildings fit in very well

One of our insulated steel buildings where 3CB has over clad the gable end for planning requirements.
One of our insulated steel buildings where 3CB has over clad the gable end for planning requirements.

Front view of the insulated steel framed building attached to the existing brick built building.
An interesting and challenging project for 3CB – one of our fully insulated steel framed buildings with timber over cladding attached to an existing brick built building and now in use as extended office accommodation for an engineering consultancy.

An interesting and challenging project for 3CB - one of our fully insulated steel framed buildings with timber over cladding attached to an existing brick built building and now in use as extended office accommodation for an engineering consultancy.
Front view of the insulated steel framed building attached to the existing brick built building.

Alternative view showing the complexity of the integration of the steel framed building to the existing brick built building successfully achieved by 3CB's design engineers, construction team and cladders.
Alternative view showing the complexity of the integration of the steel framed building to the existing brick built building successfully achieved by 3CB's design engineers, construction team and cladders.

One of our steel framed mono pitch designed buildings with fully insulated composite cladding on the walls and roof and then externally finished in tongue and groove timber (TGV) prior to final stainingOne of our steel framed mono pitch designed buildings with fully insulated composite cladding on the walls and roof and then externally finished in tongue and groove timber (TGV) prior to final staining
Timber cladding for steel buildings Timber cladding provides a building with a natural aesthetic
Rural Timber Cladding for your steel buildings Multiple styles of cladding are available
Modern Timber Cladding for your steel buildings Timber cladding provides a solution to the dual requirement of a strong purpose built steel framed construction and the visually pleasing effects of a wooden structure

Many of our Customers value the opportunity to meet planning requirements with our product route which can be supplied as a roof and frame system with timber exterior offering a low cost, non insulated solution.

Alternatively the roof and walls can be provided clad in our sophisticated composite panel system with a timber overlay to achieve the cosmetic result desired by so many authorities.

This is achieved whilst retaining excellent thermal performance within the secure and watertight envelope.

Naturally all of our timbers are fully impregnated for extended life but additionally can be stained to achieve the chosen visual effect.

We offer a variety of timber cladding options to personalise your project. We have a range of timbers and profiles including Shiplap and Loglap timber cladding. Tongue and groove finish allows quick and easy construction, whereas Featheredge timber cladding allows a generous overhang on each board for a more 'rural' look.

For more information please contact a member of our Sales Team who will be happy to discuss your precise requirement.

Please call 01531 822251 or email sales@3CB.co.uk

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