back in the 5th century, anglo-saxon homes in britain used timber cladding. reconstructed housing in suffolk from this period shows how the pieces of timber were stood upright on wood or stone cills. evidence of cladding could also be found in buildings in norway from the 12th century.
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the interior is a mishmash of furniture from across the centuries, timber-clad walls, oak floors and hefty stone slabs in the kitchen. in the kitchen, antique church pews mark out the tiny dining area, while plain english cabinets contribute to the distinctly cottagey feel and an eighteenth-century norwegian dresser fits so perfectly it might
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a growing number of architects have chosen to use timber cladding for both domestic and non-domestic buildings. while this increase has been noticeable in the uk, it is worth noting that the phenomenon is far from confined to great britain with overseas examples becoming more common as architects and developers begin to recognise the green benefits of using timber as a viable building material.