This cladding product is reversible being planed on one face and fine sawn on the other. Both faces have the v-joint so you can install with either face exposed. The sawn face adds an appealing texture to the finished project.
Select Tight Knot Grade
Select Tight Knot is the highest standard of knotty cladding and trim available. This grade offers a distinctive, high quality knotty appearance. It has limited imperfections and restricts knots to sound and tight.
The grade is characterised by knots, grain patterns and other natural features combined with a palette of warm, mellow tones ranging from light amber to deep honey brown. Sound tight knots are live knots that are grown into the wood and are less likely to fall out than dead knots.
Silva sources its select tight knot grade Western Red Cedar boards from one of North America’s leading primary sawmills, with a reputation throughout the industry for producing superior quality Western Red Cedar products.
The raw material is carefully selected to ensure consistency in quality and performance. By starting with a reliable and consistent fibre supply, Silva is able to offer knotty grade Western Red Cedar boards that meet exacting standards from order to order.
Silva Select Tight Knot boards are graded on all sides to ensure knots are sound and tight. It is supplied kiln dried which ensures consistent material which can be installed without the need for acclimatisation on site and can be prefinished without delay.
The STK grade allows burls and naturally occurring markings which are of fairly uniform distribution and add to the character of the product. Sound, live, small to medium tight knots (approximately the size of a 10p piece) are permitted every 150 - 200mm.
About Western Red Cedar
Western Red Cedar offers unique natural performance characteristics and exceptional beauty that bring warmth, character and longevity to the interior and exterior of residential and commercial projects.
The combination of durability and dimensional stability is Western Red Cedar’s greatest advantage over other species, making it particularly well suited for exterior applications where it is primarily used for cladding, decking, fencing and roofing.
Western Red Cedar is a truly sustainable building material. It has the lowest environmental impact when compared with other building materials such as brick and fibre cement. Independently certified, it is harvested legally and sustainably from managed forests in British Columbia.
When compared to other cladding & trim materials, Western Red Cedar makes perfect sense. As a plentiful, renewable resource, Western Red Cedar offers a sustainable solution combining longevity, unrivalled natural attributes and a beautiful appearance.
Highly durable, naturally resistant to decay, dimensionally stable, light in weight and easy to work with, Western Red Cedar is a truly wonderful material and has long been the choice for discerning architects, builders and homeowners.
- Natural beautiy and warmth that cannot be replicated by cement fibre, plastic, metal or compsite products
- A pleasning range of natural hues, tight grain patterns and soft rextures
- Naturally occuring compounds called Thujaplicins and water-soluble phenolics act as preservatives
- Finished and maintained, Cedar will deliver decade of trouble free service
- Low shrinkage factor
- Resistant to warping, twisting and checking
- The most stable softwood species commercially available
- Low density and high proportion of air spaces make Western Red Cedar the best thermal insulator among common softwood species
- Superior performance when compared to brick, cement fibre or metal.
Western Red Cedar is the ultimate green building material. It is legally, responsibly and sustainably harvested in the publicly managed forests of British Columbia, Canada. Less than 1% of standing timber is harvested each year.
For each tree harvested, three are replanted to ensure the forests will exist in perpetuity. Western Red Cedar has a low impact on the environment throughout its life cycle. It requires significantly less energy to produce than man-made alternatives and is bio-degradable.
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This product carries Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Accreditation
FSC is a world-wide, independent, non-profit, non-governmental organisation representing environmental and social groups and the timber and forestry industry. It aims to generate certification of forestry activity that incorporates clear guidelines and standards covering social, environmental and economic aspects of forest management.
Established in 1993 as a response to concerns over global deforestation, FSC is widely regarded as one of the most important initiatives of the last decade to promote responsible forest management worldwide
The FSC label provides a credible link between responsible production and consumption of forest products, enabling consumers and businesses to make purchasing decisions that benefit people and the environment as well as providing ongoing business value.
Chain of Custody (CoC)
The FSC Chain of Custody (CoC) certification system provides an audit trail from forest to final use. The rigour of the system is ensured by regular independent inspection at all stages in the supply chain.
FSC chain of custody (CoC) tracks FSC certified material through the production process - from the forest to the consumer, including all successive stages of processing, transformation, manufacturing and distribution.
Only FSC CoC certified operations are allowed to label products with the FSC trademarks. The FSC label thus provides the link between responsible production and consumption and thereby enables the consumer to make socially and environmentally responsible purchasing decisions.
Silva Timber Products meets the requirements for FSC Chain of Custody Standard FSC - STD - 40 - 004 (2004) within the BM TRADA Certification Limited Scheme for TRADA - Trak chain of custody certification
Certificate number:- TT-COC-002296