Interior cladding support
How can I calculate how much interior cladding I will need?
Firstly, calculate how many square metres your project will require, then add at least 10% onto the figure calculated. This allows for wastage or on-site damage to the timber. It is worth noting that the inconvenience and extra costs incurred of not ordering enough timber can be quite significant.
Which other items would you recommend to complete the Russwood interior cladding system?
Fixings – We have partnered with Austrian timber fixings experts, Sihga, to offer a range of innovative fixing systems designed to make your cladding look better and last longer. F-BohrFix® ZB Screws can be used for secret and face fixing. Advice on quantities required can be given at the time of purchase.
Is acclimatisation required?
The Moisture Content (MC) of all Interior Cladding is approx. 6%-10%MC, making it suitable for interior use. Acclimatisation is recommended for all products to allow the timber to meet equilibrium with its in-service environment and avoid issues once installed. 1-2 weeks is advised.
Should I fit to battens or directly to substrate?
Both are possible. If using battens, the recommended distance would be 400mm to 600mm centres. If fitting directly to the substrate, the studs should be located and fixed to.
What are the differences between face and secret fixing, and when should each be used?
Secret fixing has evolved as a design solution, and should only be used with the relevant profiles, which are available only in certain compatible timbers. The main difference between face and secret fixing is an aesthetic one.
Can the cladding be used vertically, as well as horizontally?
Yes, both are patterns are possible, however, the battens/studs will need to be at a 90 degree angle to the direction you wish to fit the interior cladding.
Does the finished interior cladding require a protective coating?
No, the timber cladding we supply is inherently durable, meaning no protective coating is necessary if detailed and installed correctly. The decision to coat timber cladding is purely an aesthetic one.
If I wish to apply a coloured coating, how should I do this?
The majority of our Interior Cladding products are supplied unfinished, allowing a coloured coating to be applied on site, if the natural timber colour is not to your taste. We supply Osmo Oils in a number of different finishes and colours, all of which are resistant to water and dirt and are very durable.
Does my interior cladding require a fire retardant treatment?
For many domestic and smaller commercial projects, timber cladding can be used without a flame retardant. Building regulations impose certain restrictions on the fire class of cladding elements, in certain situations, and depending on the use class of the building (eg domestic / commercial / residential care etc). Please refer to our Fire retardant timber cladding page for more info. Always consult Building Control for advice on your project.
How do I clean my interior cladding?
Interior cladding can be simply dusted with a dry or damp cloth.
If the boards are marked, can they be repaired easily?
Many of our interior cladding options can be repaired on site with a surface sand. In some cases, board replacement can be considered, depending on the extent of the damage. Please contact us for advice.
Pricing and delivery
Do your prices include VAT?
Prices displayed on our on-line shop are all inclusive of VAT. The VAT element of personal quotations will be itemised.
From the day I order, how long will it take to deliver my interior cladding?
Lead times for delivery can vary from a matter of days for stock items, to a few weeks for custom orders. Please enquire about current stock levels and/or lead times before ordering to ensure your cladding arrives at the appropriate stage of your project.
Where do you deliver to?
We deliver nationwide from our Newtonmore HQ.
How much do you charge for delivery?
Delivery charges are dependent on your location – please call us for a quotation.
Do you provide a guarantee?
We guarantee the quality of your interior cladding until it is delivered and is checked on site prior to installation – if there are any issues at this time we will of course be happy to help. After this period we cannot guarantee your interior cladding, as the condition of it will be dependent on how effectively the installation is carried out by the on-site team.
Where can I see your products?
Please visit our showroom, where one of our highly experienced sales advisers will show you our range of Interior Cladding. For details of our showrooms go to the Visit Russwood section.
Are you able to send me samples?
Yes, please give us a call so that we can discuss your interior cladding requirement and provide you with appropriate samples. Customers may order up to four flooring samples free of charge, including postage. Any additional samples will cost £1.99 each plus VAT + postage (£3.50). The cost of all samples will be refunded should an order be placed.
Are your interior cladding products sustainable?
Yes, all our products have either FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council) and PEFC (The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) sustainability certification and Class B certificates of conformity for fire retardancy can be provided for certain products on request.