Face Fixed profiles are the most economical. Since there is no need for an offset in the tongue and groove to conceal nail heads, both tongue and groove are squarely aligned. This detailing provides a board with maximum cover width.
With Face Fixing, the nail heads are obvious on the finished surface and this is the only recognisable difference between Face and Concealed Fixing options. In many cases, the expression of the nailing pattern, particularly with larger flat head nails, will be an attribute of the overall design.
Face Fixing can also easily accomodate any need for additional nail holding as might be the case in some high wind regions. Another advantage of Face Fixing is its suitability to a wider range of boards (widths over 200mm) than can be achieved with concealed fixing.
In instances where cladding boards are prefinished with a film forming coating and there is a preference for not penetrating that film, conceal fixed profiles will provide that option. Details of this product range are covered separately.
By and large, TIMBECK’s recommendations for claddings are either Face Fixed or Conceal Fixed profiles with penetrating oil finishes, one coat as a factory applied pre-finish with a second coat applied on-site after installation.
Face Fix Shiplap profile cladding is available with saw textured or dressed face.