VulcaLap® WOOD

Aluminium wood effect cladding. The ideal solution for those seeking to capture the warmth and character of real timber, but without the maintenance and colour change associated with real wood.


A2 Fire Rated

Meeting the demands of today

Hidden Fixings

Contemporary appearance

10-Year No Fade

A finish you can rely on

WOOD Finishes

Screen Bar System™

Recent changes surrounding fire specifications on public and private housing have lead to an increase in demand for aluminium to replace condemned cladding on high-rise buildings.

Vulcan’s Screen Bar System is A2 fire rated, made from easily-assembled, secretly-fixed extrusions – perfect for timber replacement and new developments.

Year Warranty

Premium wood finishes

Recent Projects

Due to recent changes in building regulations, many housing associations are faced with challenges surrounding timber cladding replacement. High-rise dwellings now require fire rating on all external wall materials of A1 or A2 classification. Timber and other cladding less than A2 present a fire risk. Here are some recent wood finish projects which we have supplied to ensure buildings meet current regulations.

Timber Balustrade and Cladding Replacement

Vulcan aluminium Screen Bar System in ‘Rosewood’ finish provided a like-for-like timber replacement with A2 fire rating. This project eliminated the risk of fire whilst giving the property a modern low maintenance finish. The residents are impressed with the system as the existing timber had greyed and weathered unevenly in very few years.

Timber Cladding Replacement

The existing timber planks on this building failed to meet the required fire performance for high-rise dwellings. VulcaLap® T&G 125mm aluminium profile in ‘Western Red Cedar’ was selected for replacement due to its traditional timber appearance, low-maintenance qualities and superior product performance.

Timber Cladding New Build

Council property managers required a low-maintenance alternative to real timber on new builds next door to an existing timber-clad estate. VulcaLap® T&G 150mm aluminium profile in ‘Dark Oak’ provided peace of mind for the residents. It will also prove a good replacement for the estate next door!

Rainscreen System

Available in 2 styles of Tongue and Groove (T&G) board, and traditional Shiplap. VulcaLap® aluminium cladding exploits the superior performance of lightweight aluminium extrusions and is available in lengths up to 6.2m long.


With over 30-years experience in cladding, we are uniquely positioned to partner with architects and main contractors to achieve project success. Our technical team can provide practical solutions to suit the demands of any project.
Can you produce bespoke profiles for my project?
Absolutely! If we don’t have a stock profile which meets your requirements, our in-house design team will be in contact to discuss/design something that does.
I need A1 or A2 fire rating, can you help?
Yes, all of our powder coated aluminium systems have an A2 fire classification. We offer anodised finishes in Silver, Bronze (light-dark), Grey and Black for A1 fire rating.
What are your typical lead-times?
Lead-times for wood finish powder coating allow 4-6 weeks depending on the project size. Typical lead-time for non-stock bespoke projects is 8-10 weeks including special tooling. Get in touch with us as early as possible to ensure it’s on site on schedule.
Do you provide support systems and all ancillary items?
We manufacture aluminium ZED section for 25mm and 40mm cavity. For rainscreen ‘helping hand’ support system, this is supplied by your installer. We provide breather membranes: Fireshield for enhanced fire safety, and Wraptite. We ensure that your project is supplied with appropriate colour-matched trim sections, clips and stainless screws to complete the job!
What warranty do you offer for your products?
Vulcan aluminium WOOD finishes and RAL colours offer a 10-year warranty against fade. Cleaning recommendations must be followed to protect the warranty. Contact us if your project is near the sea so we can provide a specific warranty.

Client Testimonials

“We are so pleased to have chosen Vulcan Cladding Systems for the supply of their VulcaLap shiplap rainscreen, in mid-bronze anodised aluminium – which provides the longevity not achieved by timber, and successfully blends in so well with our home situated in a rural setting.”

“From start to finish the customer service and interaction has been fantastic. From samples to actually configuring our requirements from PDF drawings they have been professional and precise. As for the product it is extremely good, it’s easy to work with and gives beautiful finish.”

“Found Vulcan extremely easy to work with, high quality materials and it was no problem to arrange delivery to Skye.”