7 reasons to use Tongue and Groove Cladding

Scuptform’s Tongue & Groove Cladding is designed to be a complete system. By introducing modern profiles, multi-depth options and a range of timbers and finishes, Tongue & Groove Cladding offers the designer true freedom of expression.

Still not convinced? Here are a few of the reasons our Tongue & Groove Cladding is the worlds most refined cladding system.

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1. Multi-depth cladding

Tongue & Groove Cladding allows designers to turn traditional cladding into a feature by implementing Sculptform’s custom profiles. The Queenscliff and Sorrento profiles provide a unique twist on conventional cladding, where the Element profile truly brings an extra dimension by incorporating battens into the cladding system. Easy to install and simple to specify, this batten-look cladding gives designers more options than ever before.

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2. End-matching options

The process of end-matching has benefits for both installer and designer, as well as improving the look of the finished product.

End-matched cladding is machined with a tongue and groove system on the ends, which allows boards to be joined anywhere, not just on the stud. This increased flexibility hides joins more effectively and drastically reduces wastage, making the system cheaper and more appealing aesthetically.

End-matching also makes Sculptform’s Tongue & Groove Cladding waterproof, increasing the range of external areas it can be used. The installation process is faster than the standard cladding, with significantly less cutting involved.

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3. Hidden fixings

Sculptform’s Tongue & Groove Cladding is known for its visual appeal – A large part of which is the hidden fixing system. The system uses a tongue and groove system which overlaps, hiding all fixings and maintaining a clean, uniform look over the entire surface.

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4. Yakisugi Charred Cladding

The most visually striking member of the Tongue & Groove Cladding family, Yakisugi Charred Cladding is a modern take on an ancient formula.

Yakisugi takes the refined features of Sculptform’s Tongue and Groove Cladding and incorporates them into the ancient Japanese technique of Yakisugi (or Shou Sugi Ban). By charring the surface level of the timber, Yakisugi provides a unique aesthetic which doubles as a protective layer. Available in 4 options including two species and varying degrees of char, Yakisugi is a unique alternative to traditional timber cladding. Download our brochure here.

5. Instant pricing available in Price & Spec

When specifying a cladding product, having as much information as possible is vital. A highly detailed specification ensures design intent is met and allows builders and installers to know exactly how the finished product should look. Price and Spec is Sculptform’s pricing and specification tool, designed to provide detailed, accurate pricing and specification information in real time.

By delivering pricing and specification data instantly, Price and Spec allows designers to create and change their sequence until they know they have the perfect option. Once they have exactly what they want, DWG downloads of the custom sequence are available, along with a PDF containing all the specification data.

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6. Proprietary aluminium stops and corner solutions

Attention to detail is an area where Tongue & Groove Cladding excels. With features such as the starter extrusion and proprietary corner solutions, the system caters to the design intent – rather than the other way around.

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7. Factory finished timber

Tongue & Groove Cladding offers customisability within every aspect, and finishes to the timber are no exception. With a huge range of species and finishes available, our cladding has the capability to achieve almost any look required. The timber is finished in our factory and supplied to site ready to install, saving time and money.

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Sculptform’s Tongue & Groove Cladding gives designers true freedom. With everything from instant online pricing to a variety of finishes, the system is suitable for any feature wall or ceiling.

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Contact our customer support team at support@sculptform.com.au or on 1800 008 828