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Silva Timber's Western Red Cedar is renowned for its consistent high quality. As one of the UK’s leading importers of timber with over 10 years experience of supplying Cedar products to the UK market, you can rely on receiving a quality product on time, on grade, every time. Along with our high quality standards, you can be assured that the cedar you receive is coming from a well managed sustainable source.
Silva’s grade of No. 2 Clear is sourced from one of the world’s largest and most respected primary producers of Western Red Cedar. By buying direct from a primary sawmill we are able to guarantee quality and consistency. Only premium fine grained, Coastal grown Western Red Cedar is used to produce Silva’s Select No. 2 Clear. It is pre-graded in the sawmill, sized and graded in the planing mill and graded once again after the kiln drying process to ensure accurate sizing and grading.
Silva’s grades exceed R-List Grading Rules which sets us apart from our competitors. Don't compromise your standards; insist on Silva Select No. 2 Clear Western Red Cedar.
Ordering Western Red Cedar can often prove challenging; different suppliers have differing quality standards. Here are five reasons to specify Silva Select No. 2 Clear Western Red Cedar:
1. Silva source from a primary sawmill to ensure quality and consistency.
Why? A secondary sawmill buys logs on the open market from various sources whereas our supplier holds timber harvesting rights in certain areas of British Columbia which ensures a consistent and ongoing supply of logs. Often a secondary sawmill has to make the logs they buy meet the grade whereas our supplier will only use logs that meet or exceed the respective grade. If the log is not suitable for the grade they are cutting for they will use it to produce a lower grade item elsewhere.
2. Silva Timber only buys coastal grown Western Red Cedar.
Why? When you think of Western Red Cedar you think of rich coloured, tight grained timber with a lovely scent and luxurious appearance. The coastal region of British Columbia offers a product richer in colour and tighter grained than that produced from interior Western Red Cedar, providing unrivalled beauty and maximum stability.
The Coastal region provides us with the Western Red Cedar we think of when we think Western Red Cedar.
3. Silva’s No. 2 Clear Western Red Cedar is kiln dried at source.
Why? Silva’s No. 2 Clear is kiln dried at source in state of the art kilns by experts in the drying of this unique species. Modern dry kilns allow tight control of air flow, temperature and humidity so that all the timber dries uniformly and to the precise moisture content required. Kiln-dried Western Red Cedar can be machined to a superior finish and therefore problems such as raised grain are virtually eliminated.
Kiln dried timber can be installed with minimal acclimatisation on site and is also suitable for finishing immediately with a paint or stain which means that the wood can be protected without delay. Find out more about the advantages of buying kiln dried Western Red Cedar.
4. Silva’s No. 2 Clear exceeds grading rules
Why? We could offer a cheaper product but we prefer to keep our quality level high which in turn keeps our customers happy . Our product is 100% No. 2 clear and is labelled as such on the end of each board. We will only mix grades if specifically requested to do by a customer. Clear Western Red Cedar is often sold as an 80% / 20% mix of No. 2 Clear and No. 4 Clear respectively. We can supply this or any other mix of these grades in sawn boards, standard profiles or custom profiles.
5. Silva’s No. 2 Clear is PEFC certified
Silva’s Select No. 2 Clear Western Red Cedar is PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) chain of custody certified. This means that all entities in the supply chain from the harvester to Silva Timber must possess a PEFC chain of custody certificate. This means that a specific product can be followed from its certified forest source through processing and marketing channels to the end user. PEFC is the world’s largest forest certification umbrella organisation supporting sustainable forest management globally through assessment and endorsement of national forest certification schemes.