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Vertical Cladding - Board and Batten

Wood siding (or cladding) on walls is the first of 9 different thin-walled sub stratums which are considered at FassadenGrün under the heading 'Special Facades'. On this page, such wall coverings and subsequent adhering of anchors for growth ropes are examined in detail. They are based on our image examples given; showing that the eight mounting options listed in 'special facades' are also particularly suitable here. The site is designed to help you to select appropriate technology for your growth wall coverings. Important still: With certain climbing plants, structural damage can occur to timber linings if these climbers grow into the columns, or behind the wood.


One basic wall siding is classic wood panelling. This consists of installed open joint tongue and groove cladding boards and cover slip boards, which are secured over the joints and cover them. The boards are usually 20-24 mm thick, the cover boards may be significantly narrower than the wall base boards and then act like trim, hence the name 'cover strips form work'. Wood cladding wall cover is available with or without impregnation or paint. For subsequent adherence we recommend the Drill Cassette UB 77777.

Securing in the Inner Boards

First, we’ll mention the inner boards. Here, all six variants are possible, in principle. The optimal Variant 05 (mounting in formwork AND lying behind battens) is however preferable. In other variants, the points of the growth rope brackets should lie as close as possible to the substratum, because the casing is more susceptible to deformation in each case in the middle between two underlying attachment strips. If this is respected, even variant 03 (through-hole mounting) and variant 01 (direct adherence in the outer shell) are possible, however, the wall base formwork / substratum should be reinforced by additional screws or nails.

Securing in the Outer/Cover Boards

Securing into the outer boards of the wall, of course, the distance from wall increases accordingly. Top and underlying boards must generally not be connected, because otherwise there is coercion or force for compliance. Therefore, variant 05 (mounting in formwork AND lying behind battens) has only limited applicability because the resulting -over the cavity or gap -pressing forces, de facto, takes place, a connection from the top and underlying boards. This variant is therefore necessary to consider in each individual case. Further still comes variant 01 (adherence into the outer shell) for small intermediate plant guides may be possible.

Board and batten, vine
Batten cladding with grapevine
Cladding formwork with the easiest, very light wire guidance analogously to variation 01, climbing hydrangea plants
greened batten cladding
Variation 05, glyzinie on wood siding
Wood covering with glyzine
Variation 05, marille (apricot)
Greenery with apricot
Variation 05, detail to the photo from on top, fixing in cover boards.
Nailed cladding
Wooden wall with roses
Greenery with roses
Variation 03, fixing in the wood cover boards, clematis
Batten cladding with clematis
Variation 01, clematis
Variation 05, an easy construction method, with greenery, hops covered wooden formwork
Greened wooden formwork
Variation 01 - direct assembly in the underlying siding formwork
Board and batten cladding - direct fastening