There is a new timber cladding option when buying a garden room: Red Grandis. Red Grandis is a hardwood that is being chosen as an alternative to Western Red Cedar cladding. It has a similar appearance and is typically a third cheaper than Cedar, so choosing it could have a significant affect on the final price of your building.
Red Grandis is a fast-growing hardwood, typically harvested in 20 years. It is a subspecies of Eucalyptus. The timber produced is very straight with minimal knotting, creating clear cladding boards. The timber machines well and can be machined into different cladding profiles, such as tongue and groove finishes common in garden room design.
Overall, Red Grandis has a paler colour than Western Red Cedar, although it has the same rosy red tones. The colour can be enriched and preserved by the application of a UV-oil as the cladding is fitted. This clear oil gives cladding a rich lustre, while not being shinny and needs reapplying every few years to keep the cladding looking as good as it did when it was fitted.
Red Grandis is ideal for exterior cladding as it is stable, dense and durable. Estimates say that with suitable maintenance Red Grandis cladding has a lifespan of 50 years.
Like the idea of Red Grandis cladding for your garden room?
As we said earlier, Red Grandis is a new option for a garden room’s exterior cladding. The only supplier we are currently aware of offering it is Hargreaves Garden Rooms, although we can see other suppliers adopting it soon.
To learn more about Red Grandis cladding talk to the Hargreaves Garden Rooms team on 07584 626 911 or drop them an email. Take a look at their website to learn more about their garden rooms.