For interior ceiling cladding, your best options differ from exterior cladding as you are not necessarily looking for the weatherproof properties nor the same level of durability that many types of timber can offer when used externally.

This allows you to focus more on the look of the timber you prefer and can lend itself to more budget-friendly options. If you want to know more about the ceiling claddings, you can also browse

You do need to pay consideration to the moisture in the air indoors which can lead to cracking or swelling of the timber.

Fire Protection

Timber cladding can have fire treatment applied to reduce the spread of flame across the surface if required. Make sure you do your research to ensure the cladding you source meets the fire and safety regulations of your building.

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A top tip for using timber for ceiling cladding is to give the wood time to acclimatize to the temperature of the room or building. This means dry, cool storage with good ventilation will help to decrease the chance of warping or splitting during the installation.

 For more advice on this, ask a member of our friendly team, as much depends on the type of cladding chosen and the building it has been chosen for.


The type of paneling you buy will change the method for installation. Tongue-and-groove is a popular choice and these types of panels are designed to make installation straight-forward. Ease of installation is a great advantage when working at heights as is often the case with ceilings in large buildings.