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Western Red Cedar Cedardeck Brochure (PDF Download)
Create a beautiful and practical outdoor living space quickly and easily with one of our superb Cedar Deck Kits
Over the years our Cedar deck kits have proved extremely popular with landscapers, garden designers and do-it-yourselfers alike. They are easy to build, contain all the essential components, and can easily be expanded and/or personalised with, railing and trellis.
Our standard deck kit contains everything you need to build a ground level deck over an existing solid base such as a patio (does not need to be level), or if no base exists, it can be built over a series of paving stones placed on solid ground.
Standard deck kits include: ·
Deck boards - 40 x 140mm Cedardeck
Deck joists – 45 x 95mm C16/C24 stress graded pressure treated softwood
Deck screws – 5.0 x 80mm Stainless Steel R4™ Screw
Structural screws – 5.0 x 100mm Climatek R4™ Screw
EasyFix™ 38mm joist supports
Detailed instructions (Click to view example PDF)
Silva Timber always recommend finishing all decking with a suitable penetrating oil to enhance the natural appearance and protection from weathering. Click here to view a our wide range of wood finishes.
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Please note Deck Kits do not include fascia boards. We're aware customers may only require one end of their deck to be covered by fascia, or may require all 4 sides to be covered. Please consider this when choosing your Deck Kit, if fascias are required please click here to choose the suitable length and add to your order.
Silva Timber now offer a wider choice of Cedar deck kits than ever with 25 in the range. Our deck kits are now supplied with our superb 40 x 140mm Cedardeck. Produced from coastal grown tight grained Western Red Cedar, this decking is full of character and stunningly beautiful. At 40mm thick this decking looks substantial and feels very solid underfoot. There is another advantage to using this thicker decking too: 40mm Cedar decking will span 600mm joist centres rather than the usual 400mm which reduces the labour time assembling the frame and screwing down the deck boards.
Assembly of our Cedar deck kits is relatively simple and only a few basic tools are required. Joists are screwed together to form the frame which sits in the Easyfix rubber joist supports. The frame is then levelled using the rubber shims before the deck boards are screwed down - it really is that simple!
Levelling with rubber shims is suitable when the base is slightly uneven. If the base is more than just slightly uneven we suggest that you order one or more of our treated Southern Yellow Pine posts which can be cut into short lengths and screwed to the frame to act as legs.
Deck kits are supplied with detailed instructions so you really can’t go wrong, but if you are unsure about any construction details or you have any general questions our knowledgeable customer support team is only a phone call away.
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Cedardeck by Silva – a cut above the rest
Silva’s commitment to supplying consistent and high quality Western Red Cedar products is reflected in its 40 x 140mm Cedardeck. Our knowledge and expertise in Western Red Cedar has led us to source this stunning decking product from one of North America’s most reputable manufacturers.
When you see this product you will realise that not all Western Red Cedar decking is created equally. Silva is able to offer customers products that meet superior standards from order to order. Cedardeck meets and exceeds the Western Red Cedar Lumber Association architect knotty standards. Wane is strictly limited to one face and kept to a minimum, making the product useable for all types of projects.
Silva’s Cedardeck is the product of choice for the environmentally conscious builders or homeowners looking for a beautiful "chemical free" product at an affordable price.
Standards that set Cedardeck Architect Knotty decking apart from the competition:
- - Milled from old growth, coastal grown Western Red Cedar, ensuring consistent high quality
- - Beautifully dark, rich colour palette
- - Knots are sound and tight, allowing a maximum of two not firmly fixed knots per 3.66 lineal metres (NFF knots of ½ max size are allowed)
- - Maximum knot size: 73mm
- - Holes are not permitted
- - Wane is strictly limited to reverse face and kept to a minimum of ¼ thickness and ¼ width, making the product useable for all types of projects
- - Cedar’s natural preservatives protect against decay and insects, which means no harmful chemical treatment is required.
- - No warranty can equal Cedar’s track record and consistent performance.
- - Above all, the beauty of Cedardeck Architect Knotty decking cannot be matched by any composite or plastic decking material.
- - Silva is able to offer customers products that meet superior standards from order to order.
- - Cedardeck meets and exceeds the WRCLA architect knotty standards.
At 40mm (1 ½") this is thicker than most decking available in the UK. There are a number of advantages to using a thicker deck board. Firstly, the joists can be spaced at 600mm centres rather than the usual 400mm. This means that you will use fewer joists to construct the frame which will save both time and money. Secondly, when you come to screw the deck boards down you there will be a lot less screws to put in, again saving time and money. Finally, your deck will feel satisfyingly solid and sturdy underfoot.
Cedardeck is the highest grade of 'Architectural Knotty' Western Red Cedar available; exceeding grading rules set by the Western Red Cedar Lumber Association. Durable, well manufactured Cedar decking that comes ready to use.
This sound and tight knotted decking limits both the size and quality of characteristics to meet the highest buyer expectations. The smooth, skip-free dressing over the entire face makes it the ideal deck surface.
The top choice where the natural beauty and lasting charm of a knotty deck are desired..
When it comes to decking there is no better choice than Western Red Cedar.
This unique species has long been the preferred decking material for homeowners and professional contractors in North America and it is now the choice of discerning homeowners here in the UK. Western Red Cedar offers superb value for money when you consider its unbeatable quality, appearance and longevity.
The natural oils in cedar help make the wood resistant to decay and insect attack, increasing its durability and weatherability without the use of chemical treatments. It's dimensionally stable much more so than other woods so there is minimal shrinkage; your deck will stay straight and sturdy. And you'll find cedar easy to work with; no special tools are needed.
Above all, the wood has a beauty all its own with colours, grains, and textures unmatched by any other decking material. If you want colours other than Cedar's own natural tones, the wood can easily be stained. Properly constructed and maintained, a cedar deck will look good for years, adding prestige and value to your home and garden.
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 Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)
The PEFC Council is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organisation founded in 1999 which promotes sustainably managed forests through independent third party certification. The PEFC provides an assurance mechanism to purchasers of wood and paper products that they are promoting the sustainable management of forests.
PEFC works throughout the entire forest supply chain to promote good practice in the forest and to ensure that timber and non-timber forest products are produced with respect for the highest ecological, social and ethical standards. Thanks to its eco-label, customers and consumers are able to identify products from sustainably managed forests.
Silva Timber meets the requirements for PEFC Chain of Custody within the BM TRADA Certification Limited Scheme for TRADA - Trak chain of custody certification.
Certificate number: BMT-PEFC-0319