VulcaLap® & VulcaBar® WOOD Finishes

Aluminium with 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. Recent launch of 9 new finishes and Corten Steel.


A2 Fire Rated

Vulcan aluminium suitable for over 18 metre residential

10-year No Fade Warranty

Independently tested 25-year seafront life-expectancy


Aluminium 100% recyclable, no loss of performance

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.

Composite Cladding Specialists

With over 30-years experience supplying composite cladding projects throughout the UK, 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 cladding project.

Do you offer composite cladding installation services?

No. We are supply only but we can put you in touch with installers who have fixed our composite cladding systems before. Our systems are easy to install and can be completed by any competent carpenter.

Do you supply private customers?

We strongly advise end users to order their composite cladding through a reputable contractor. Our Estimating team are on hand to assist customers with cladding take-offs, but installers are responsible for quantities and site wastage.

Do you supply the whole of the UK?

Yes, our composite cladding and aluminium cladding is all stocked in Croydon and we deliver throughout the UK.

What are your typical lead-times?
VulcaLap®and VulcaBar® A2 aluminium systems, lead times allow 10-12 weeks – these are generally produced to order giving the widest colour/finish availability. For Naturetech Composite Timber Cladding, stock finishes are 1-2 weeks (non-stock finishes 8-12 weeks) – see
Do you provide support systems and all ancillary items?

We supply all stainless steel fixings relating to our products, and 25mm aluminium ZED section if required, along with colour matched aluminium trims to suit any application. The installer will supply the A1 fireboard, A1/A2 Breather membrane, insulation, EPDM, aluminium Helping Hand system, and Tenmat cavity barriers.

What warranty do you offer for your composite cladding products?

Naturetech composite timber cladding comes with a 15-year warranty on the paint finish and 25-years on the substrate.
VulcaLap WOOD and RAL finishes 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.”