International Timber supplies Siberian larch cladding for Lymm Fire Station
The building of a new fire station and safety centre in Lymm was part of a comprehensive plan to improve response times across Cheshire, Halton and Warrington.
International Timber was approached by TMJ Lymm Fire Station to supply all the cladding and louvres for its latest service building, after the new build was undertaken by the North West Construction Hub.
Cladding is ultimately a covering or coating on a structure or material to reinforce the primary layer, ensuring even temperatures, protection against weathering and an improved overall look. Louvers cover windows, slightly obstructing visibility, with a shuttered design that leaves space in between each shutter to see out – these are primarily for design purposes.
The timber that International Timber supplied for this project was a beautiful Siberian larch, coated with 3 coats Anker Stuy wood protection in a larch self-colour. Siberian larch has a golden yellow colour with a strong grain pattern. The trees are very slow-grown due to the extreme climate, resulting in tight growth rings and fine grain. Perfect for the design-focus of this cladding exercise.
While factory cladding and finishing is becoming more prevalent, it is still far from the norm despite the many distinct advantages, including being able to reapply protective finishes 365 days a year.
A spokesperson for International Timber said: “It’s really important for us to be involved in projects like this as it showcases our high-quality products, and gives us the opportunity to highlight the importance of timber in construction.”
International Timber has worked closely with TMJ for over ten years, supplying timber for various projects throughout this partnership.
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