In recent years, composite has undergone tremendous development as a façade cladding. Not only as far as composition is concerned, but also in terms of appearance and durability. Yet the quality and appearance of the various available composite cladding products differ greatly. It is therefore important to obtain information on the composition, durability and natural look of the specific material.
When you want the characteristic, natural, warm look of wood but also consider performance, durability and maintenance, AlterWood's Millboard cladding is the perfect alternative to wood and composite. Whereas a façade builder considers the functional aspects and easy processing of the material, while an architect is mainly concerned with the creative and sustainable aspect, our high-quality material meets all these requirements perfectly.
- Anti slip
- Light weight
- 100% wood-free
- Algae repellent
- UV- & Weatherproof
- Stain resistant
- Does not warp, does not rot
- Dimensional stability
- 'Lost head’-effect
- Environmentally friendly
What makes Millboard so different?
Millboard cladding is unique in comparison to the regular composite variants. It is lightweight, strong and resilient, but what makes Millboard so different is that our boards are made of wood-free polyurethane and mineral stone, which means they are not affected by weathering. Discolouration, mould and rot are a thing of the past, as is sanding and treating. The dimensional stability of our composite boards ensures they do not warp, as timber boards or composite boards with wood fibres often do. The manufacturing process uses recycled fillers and biopolymers, making thecarbon footprint extremely low.
Extremely durable and UV resistant
The self-healing top layer of Millboard boards is made of Lastane™, which is extremely durable and UV resistant. Our composite boards do not discolour, and no maintenance is required to maintain their beautiful appearance.
Millboard is easy to process with standard woodworking tools. Pre-drilling is unnecessary, and after affixing with Durafix® screws, the innovative Lastane coating on the board closes over the screw heads – the ‘lost head’ effect.
Surprisingly natural looking
Our composite boards are precise, hand-formed impressions of fine- and coarse-grained timber boards, and each board is hand-finished. Due to the colour shades and wood grain, the boards are surprisingly natural looking and can hardly be distinguished from the real thing. Only Millboard is manufactured in this way. Our composite cladding offers enormous architectural freedom, as it can be mounted both horizontally and vertically on (preferably) wooden battens. Millboard is specially designed for the demanding outdoor environment. Compared to real wood and conventional composite alternatives, Millboard boards are therefore the perfect choice for those looking for a high-quality, reliable product for the façade.
Certainty with Millboard
If you choose Millboard, you are choosing certainty, quality and beauty. As the official distributor of Millboard in the Netherlands, Alterwood has a wealth of technical information and documentation for architects, designers and specifiers. Feel free to contact us, and you can find inspiration here.