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Indicative price guide for Prefinished Cladding
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Prices shown exc VAT to be used for indication purposes only. To obtain an accurate and detailed quote please contact Silva Timber on 0151 495 3111 (Cheshire), 01895 271 300 (W.London) or email [email protected]
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Western Red Cedar’s natural characteristics provide a wonderful material for finishing with solid colour stains. Its outstanding dimensional stability, fine texture and freedom from pitch and resin all combine for an exceptional ability to accept and retain many different types of finish.
Whether you are looking to create the classic ‘New England’ look, or desire a striking and unusual colour tone, Silva Timber can supply factory finished Western Red Cedar in exactly the colour you have in mind. We can match any colour to your desired final look, or alternatively choose from one of our handpicked classics. (See grid, left)
Every board is coated on all sides with Sikkens Rubbol WF360 in the vacuum coating process in controlled factory conditions. A combination of heat, vacuum pressure and feed speed ensures consistent coverage and finish quality. The boards are then dried in a heat chamber, and the whole process is repeated 3 times to provide the required finish (primer and two top coats).
By installing factory finished Western Red Cedar cladding, you will be taking the best steps possible to ensure unbeatable quality and excellent performance.
Silva’s pre-finished Western Red Cedar ticks all the boxes:
- 50 year warranty on material
- FSC® Certified
- Unlimited colour choice with a uniform finish
- All sides coated for maximum protection against weather damage
- No colour variation, lap marks, shrink lines, streaking or dirt pick-up
- Low shrinkage factor, resistant to warping, checking and twisting
- Lightweight, easy to work with and ready for installation
- Saves time and labour costs
What is Primed Western Red Cedar cladding?
Primed cladding is supplied with one coat of factory applied grey primer ready to be either factory finished or hand painted on site with a solid colour. Silva Timber offer primed Western Red Cedar cladding in stock for immediate delivery, making it an economical choice for customers who are able to finish the boards manually on site using a solid colour stain or wish to send it to their own finishing house.
How is Silva's Prefinished Western Red Cedar cladding manufactured?
Our pre-finished cladding is made from sections of FSC Certified Clear Vertical Grain, kiln dried Western Red Cedar that are reassembled to offer the performance of premium Western Red Cedar cladding.
Relatively new to the UK market, finger jointed Western Red Cedar has been used successfully in North America for many years offering a cost effective timber cladding product readily accepted by builders, architects and homeowners.
Making efficient use of valuable wood fibre, finger jointed Western Red Cedar reconstitutes short high-grade lengths into long, straight, defect free lengths of cladding & trim. Advanced technology exterior weather-resistant glue is used to bond the short lengths together to endure exposed conditions. Once machined into profiles, face sanded and factory primed and finished, the precision fitted joints are virtually invisible and are actually stronger than the surrounding wood fibre.
- FSC® Certified
- Sourced from one of North America’s leading manufacturers with over 10 years experience of producing finger jointed Cedar cladding & trim
- Kiln-dried before the finger joint matching process to ensure the highest levels of strength and stability
- Natural defects that affect appearance are removed from the timber
- Available in long lengths for fast and easy installation and fewer field joints
- A cost effective cladding solution with a premium appearance and performance
Finger jointed Western Red Cedar cladding provides the superb stability and all weather performance of solid Clear Vertical Grain grade Cedar cladding, but at a considerably lower cost. Builders appreciate both the convenient long length tally and the speed and ease of installation with fewer field joints
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The Benefits of Kin Dried Cladding and Trim
1m2 = 7.87 metres of board
Exposed profile face
Kiln dried to 12-15% moisture content
Western Red Cedar cladding up to 140mm should be fixed with one nail per bearer. For cladding over 140mm fix with two nails per bearer. Tongue & Groove and Microline Channel profiles can be blind nailed; all other profiles should be face nailed.
For best results use stainless steel annular ring shank nails. These have thin shanks and blunt points to reduce splitting. Nails should be driven with care into the framing members. Hand nailing is recommended as heavy nailing by pneumatic nail guns can cause wood distortion and splitting.
Western Red Cedar Cladding performs best when installed proper on a suitable frame. Cedar cladding should be securely nailed to battens, framing members, or to blocking between framing members. A 600mm spacing between battens is recommended. For more detailed installation information view the Cladding Installation Guide below.
Cladding Installation Guide
Western Red Cedar Cladding
Pre-finished Western Red Cedar cladding & trim can be ordered in one of our 9 classic colours, or a colour of your choice. Alternatively, finger joint cladding & trim can be ordered with one coat of primer ready for on-site coating. Various profiles & lengths are available up to 6.10 metres.
TIns of touch-up paint are available on request for all colour stains
Customers must request and approve a sample for all pre-finished cladding orders from Silva Timber prior to ordering. A lead time of up to 28 days from a confirmed order date can be anticipated subject to stock availability.
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.
For more information on Silva Timber's commitment to the environment click here.
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