Inspired by the traditional Japanese method of yakisugi, IRO is crafted through an intricate process that uses the most innovative timber technology. This encompasses state-of-the-art sawmilling and two stages of kiln drying, in addition to heat enhancement, brushing, high pressure treatment (for external products) and the application of a protective wood cream.
IRO internal and external cladding have a square edge profile while IRO decking is eased edge.
|nominal size (mm)||25 x 150||25 x 150||32 x 150|
|finished size (mm)||21 x 145||22 x 145||28 x 145|
|lengths available (mm)||4800||3600||4800|
IRO can be face fixed like any traditional decking. For a smoother finish we would recommend using the camo fixing tool. View the fitting instructions here.
IRO Cladding is installed like any traditional cladding.
IRO cladding needs an air flow behind and we recommend installing a batten system which allows ventilation. A well-ventilated structure will increase the durability by ensuring that timber remains at the correct moisture content. IRO decking should be installed on a frame. This will act in the same way by allowing air circulation. Read more information here.
A 5mm gap needs to be left between the boards (for both cladding and decking) because timber expands and contracts depending on the weather conditions.
If the end of any external IRO product is exposed it should be coated with the colour-matching touch-up cream. This seals the board again, ensuring it remains protected against the elements.
We recommend using a sponge and hose to keep IRO clean. Don’t used anything powerful like a power wash to clean IRO otherwise you’ll damage the product and remove the coating. We also supply touch-up cream that’s very easy to apply; it’s as simple as wipe on and wipe off!