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What is IRO Timber

IRO architectural timber is an exclusive range of timber cladding and decking products that have been developed by the UK’s largest sawmilling group, BSW Timber. Inspired by the Japanese process of Yakisugi, IRO – which is Japanese for ‘colour’ – is available in 10 different colours from poppy red to charcoal black and everything in between. Our external cladding is sourced from Homegrown Larch timber and all of our products are produced in the UK, making it Made in Britain accredited.

How to maintain IRO Timber products

Timber decking and timber cladding can increase your house’s overall value and offer somewhere else to socialise. It’s important to know how to properly care for the product to keep it looking brand new for years to come.

Garden Pods Using Charcoal and Mountain IRO Timber

Outside In Garden Rooms had been looking for a new timber cladding product for their projects – to create a practical yet impactful garden pod. They needed something low maintenance and cost-effective to defend against the Scottish climate.

How to Install a Deck with IRO Timber

Timber decking can increase the overall value of your house and offers somewhere else to socialise, whether it’s family BBQs or to generally spend more time outdoors. We have created a decking installation video with an easy step-by-step guide on creating the perfect space.

Top Tips for installing IRO decking

Here are our top tips and tricks for installing your IRO Timber decking, with a breakdown of the required tools for the job. Most importantly, we demonstrate how to touch-up unsealed ends with IRO touch-up, which helps preserve and protect the timber.

Tips and Tricks on How Finish Your Deck with IRO Timber

Here are our top tips for installing our decorative decking, along with a demonstration of how to apply our IRO touch-up cream.

How to Install External Timber Cladding with IRO Timber

We have created a step-by-step guide on how to install your external cladding, which covers information about the ventilation gap, how to install it to a batten, how to use the CAMO fixing tool, and much more. 

How to Install IRO Internal Cladding Around a Window

There are many things to consider when installing IRO internal cladding, such as how to install it around a window. We’ve created a step-by-step video to ensure you’re confident when installing our internal cladding.

How to Maintain Your Timber Cladding Using IRO Timber Touch-up

Knowing what maintenance is required when caring for your IRO is essential to keep it looking brand new. To apply the cream, wipe any dirt off the surface of the timber. Use a sponge to dab the touch-up cream into the surface of the end grain evenly.

How to Create an IRO Cladding Feature Wall

Watch our tutorial with expert advice, tips on creating an IRO cladding feature wall, and guidance on planning for your project.

How to Butt Joint IRO Timber Cladding

Watch our step-by-step guide on how to install IRO Timber internal cladding on a corner, with expert advice and top tips to help you complete the job confidently and correctly.