One of our many types of cladding that we have available here at Ruby UK is our Shiplap boards, perfect for structures such as sheds and summer houses due to the clean stylish look that it provides whilst also implemeting a water tight structure. The word 'shiplap' originates from when wooden boards with an overlap structure were once used to make ships thus creating a weatherproof solution which is now known as cladding. The traditional look of the boards and the overlapping features creates shadow lines beneath producing an interesting and pleasant look. Our Shiplap boards are made from a joinery grade Scandinavian Redwood, planed and treated constructing a modern design
Shiplap is very versatile and is used for many different projects. Because it is a natural material, the grains and colours may vary slightly adding to the beauty. It is very popular due to the fact that it can be used interiorly as well as exteriorly. For interior use however, the boards must be untreated so why not take a look at our cedar or larch shiplap available to use inside. Shiplap has been used in kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms because of the finish that it produces. More commonly, it is used for exterior buildings such as sheds, garages, play houses and summer houses making sure your outside home is kept modern and contemporary.
Our Scandinavian Redwood Shiplap is treated with a green pressure Lonza treatment and a 15 year TREAT RIGHT warranty is also included making sure that your boards are long lasting and rot resistant. We have 3 different profiles available to purchase which includes Treated Redwood Shiplap, Treated Redwood Lightweight Shiplap and Treated Redwood Shiplap Tongue & Groove  all available in lengths of 1.2m, 1.8m, 2.4m, 3m and 3.6m. In terms of the instalment process, it's very much stress free due to the lightweight features of the cladding and interlocking system in place. At Ruby, to help with the instalment of our shiplap cladding, we have available 50mm nails to purchase suitable for all our cladding range. When installing your cladding, we recommend starting at the bottom and working your way up. Try to make sure your first board at the bottom is exactly level as this will make the rest of the job much easier and more efficient. Make sure you don't nail the lapping of the board as this can cause the board to split. The basic tools needed to install your shiplap includes a Saw, Level, Nails and hammer.
Mentioned previously, our shiplap cladding is made from joinery grade Scandinavian redwood and is a natural material meaning that the grains and colours from board to board may vary slightly adding the the character of all builds. We believe this adds to the appearance because of the slight contrasts in colours and patterns. Stains can be added to your shiplap for further resistance to the weather and to help your cladding keep its natural colour and grains by using a pigment very much similar to the cladding itself. Available at Ruby, are Osmo stains which will do exactly that as well as stop the boards from shrinking, swelling and rotting making sure your shiplap cladding is in great condition for many years.