Tongue and Groove Cladding Applications

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Typical Wall Setups
Below are typical scenarios for Tongue and Groove Cladding setups on blockwork and studs.
Horizontal Cladding on Blockwork


*For interior applications, batten centres to be at 600mm centres.


Horizontal Cladding on Studs


*Interior studs spaced at 600mm centres
Exterior studs spaced at 450mm centres


Vertical Cladding on Blockwork


*For interior applications, batten centres to be at 600mm centres.


Vertical Cladding on Studs


*Interior battens spaced at 600mm centres.
Exterior battens spaced at 450mm centres.

Ceilings and Soffits

Sculptform’s Tongue and Groove cladding system can be used for interior ceilings and external soffits.

  • For interior ceilings, batten/joists at 600mm centres.
  • For external soffits, battens/joists at 600mm centres.
  • For suspended ceilings, consider the kg/m² weight of the cladding (see technical information) and consult your suspended ceiling provider.
Windows and other penetrations
Window Header Detail

Penetrations to cladding need a secure fixing point. Where the cladding meets a door, window, etc. framing should be available to secure the cladding. Smaller penetrations such as lights, pipes, etc. may not need a fixing point. Sealant should be used in these situations for appearance and external waterproofing.

Window and door penetrations could use our L-Profile to neaten the detail.



Window Side Detail



Window Base Detail



Frame Door Structure


*Plan view – Horizontal Cladding

Applied to Solid Door


* Cross section view – Horizontal Cladding
*Adhesive must be applied to the entirety of the back of the board to prevent moisture getting trapped behind the boards. Sculptform recommends Sikaflex 11FC.