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Western Red Cedar creates stylish facilities building at countryside hotel

Countryside hotels can be overlooked for the facilities city hotels benefit from because of their location. To provide an enhanced experience for their guests, Bryn Tanat Hall undertook a project to build a new gym and spa situated in their expansive grounds.

An existing steel frame was used as the base for the new facilities, which needed to have a contemporary, airy and organic feel. Western Red Cedar was the natural choice for the cladding and also some decking, which creates a path running alongside the new building, because of its durability.

The Cedar was wonderful to work with and the quality of the tongue and groove created a seamless professional installation.
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Fine sawn tongue and groove cladding was used to give the contemporary look the owners had envisioned for the new building. Fine sawn is a bi-product of the two highest grades of Western Red Cedar and so is mostly clear but will contain a few more natural characteristics such as knots. The fine sawn cladding provided a better match to the grade of decking used alongside the building, creating a more natural but contemporary style.

To create a cohesive design large sliding doors were fitted and a feature wall was added to the gym using the same cladding, providing a seamless transition indoors.

Owatrol Seasonite was applied to provide protection from moisture damage. Both the cladding and decking will be left to age naturally to a silver grey colour, mellowing into the surrounding woodland.

We are fortunate to have two capable sons, Jonathan and James and are so proud of their workmanship, the quality of the materials and service we received from Silva Timber and the impressive facility we have created for our guests.

For more information on the products used in this case study, or to contact Bryn Tanat Hall follow the links below.


Western Red Cedar fine sawn cladding

Western Red Cedar Cedardeck

Contact Bryn Tanat Hall

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  • PEFC
  • Trada member
  • tdca TIMBER DECKING AND CLADDING ASSOCIATION
  • Responsible purchaser
  • Cedar Shake & Shingle Bureau
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