Design, Installation and Performance

Ivor Davies and John Wood

ISBN 978-1-904320-08-1

297 x 210mm (A4) portrait; 192pp, soft cover


No longer an unusual feature on buildings in the UK, the design, installation and performance of external timber cladding on new construction nevertheless continue to generate detailed questions from architects, specifiers and contractors.  External Timber Cladding - Design, Installation and Performance is the result of extensive research, testing and detail development and provides the user with evidence based information on how to respond to the contradictory demands of moisture control and fire, the two biggest issues affecting the use of timber on building facades. Divided into six clearly distinguishable sections, the book offers easily referenced guidance to current legislation, detail drawings and answers to the majority of questions surrounding a subject that is technically more complex than it might at first seem. Referred to by many as ‘The Bible of Timber Cladding’ his publication is an essential reference source for architects and facade designers.

Arcamedia Ltd is a specialist publisher of architecture and construction material. Based in Edinburgh, Scotland’s historic centre for high quality publishing, Arcamedia’s raison d’etre is to produce independent, objective information and technical resources on architecture, design, engineering and construction matters that, cumulatively will encourage higher standards of building and greater innovation in the development and application of new construction processes, products and systems. 

Arcamedia’s recent publications have focused on all aspects of the use of timber in construction, which for reasons of renewability and sustainability, is increasingly recognised as the building material of the 21st century.




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