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Case Study - Western Red Cedar Shingles are the natural choice for Glamping Pods

Glamping (glamorous camping) is a global phenomenon that combines camping with some of the luxuries found at home or in a hotel. Camping in style and comfort is attractive to many and unsurprisingly has caught on very quickly in the UK.

One of the newest locations where you can find these luxury glamping "pods" is Lady Heyes Touring Caravan Park, a very highly rated camping site in Frodsham, Cheshire. Each pod includes a TV, WIFI internet and a Jacuzzi.


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In search of a natural roofing material befitting of the pods, owner Tony Faulkner visited Silva Timber, who recommended Certigrade No.1 Grade (Blue Label) Western Red Cedar Shingles. After seeing the shingles at the warehouse, Tony decided that they provided the ideal solution.

As a truly natural roofing material, Western Red Cedar provides a combination of unique texture, beautiful appearance and pleasing aroma that cannot be obtained using a non-timber alternative. These attributes help the Glamping pods whisk the dweller away into the "one with nature" mind frame.


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Western Red Cedar Shingles

Certigrade No.1 Grade (Blue Label) Western Red Cedar Shingles are the premium option for roofing high-end structures. These top-grade shingles are 100% heartwood, 100% clear and 100% edge grain with no defects.

Used for hundreds of years, Western Red Cedar Shingles have proven their durability in all kinds of climates. Their rich warm colours and texture blend beautifully in any natural environment. Over time, the natural effects of ageing and weathering give them an attractive silvery grey colour.


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Silva Timber stock large quantities of Certigrade Western Red Cedar Shingles in stock in West London and Cheshire , available for collection or delivery. Visit our product pages for more information.

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