Silva Select Prestige VG Western Red Cedar Shiplap Cladding

From £77.75 £64.79 per sqm

Western Red Cedar is synonymous with beauty and durability, thanks to its stunning colour palette and expected service life of 60+ years. The raw material used to produce Silva Select Prestige VG is sourced from forests in the coastal regions of British Columbia, Canada – an area known for its high quality, fine-grained old-growth logs. Silva Select Prestige VG is a superb wood cladding material. It is 100% heartwood, 100% vertical grain, virtually knot-free, kiln-dried Western Red Cedar.

Silva Select Prestige VG Shiplap cladding is installed horizontally to accentuate the width of the façade. Its curved recess enables water to run off efficiently and creates well-defined shadow lines. Boards connect with a tongue and groove system for easy installation.

Please note: Silva Select Prestige VG Shiplap is generally milled to order. Please call our sales team on Tel: 0151 495 3111 if you are interested in ordering this product.

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Please ensure when ordering that you make an allowance for wastage. We recommend adding an additional 10-15% over and above your initial requirements. If using the coverage calculator within the configure and buy, a wastage allowance of 10% is built-in for your convenience.

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Product Details

  • Sizes: 20x94mm / 20x144mm.
  • Grade: Silva Select Prestige VG produced from specially selected 100% No. 2 Clear & Better Vertical Grain.
  • Profile: Shiplap has a tongue and groove connection and a curved recess, which creates well-defined shadow lines.
  • Installation: Horizontal.
  • Surface texture: Smooth.
  • Moisture content: Kiln-dried at source to 12–15%.

Key Properties

  • Colour: Palette of rich, warm wood tones, which vary from light amber to dark reddish-brown.
  • Vertical grain (VG): Vertical grain wood has superior properties to flat grain. It has better dimensional stability, better resistance to UV degradation, very low surface cracking and checking, and better finish absorption and retention qualities.
  • Durability: When properly finished and maintained, Western Red Cedar will deliver decades of trouble-free service. It has a decay resistance of durability class 2 (durable) according to the EN 113 standard.
  • Stability: Western Red Cedar has excellent dimensional stability because of its low wood density and shrinkage factor. Shrinkage and swelling are minimal, displaying only small movements with changes in humidity.
  • Density: The wood of Western Red Cedar is light, weighing 330 to 340 kg/m3 when kiln-dried (12-15% moisture content).
  • Thermal properties: Wood generally is an excellent thermal insulator, but Western Red Cedar has a particularly good insulation value because of its low wood density. Its coefficient of thermal conductivity (k) is 0.11 W/m °C at 12% moisture content.
  • Acoustic properties: Western Red Cedar is particularly effective when used as interior panelling to dampen vibrations and absorb sound.
  • Kiln-dried: Select Prestige VG Western Red Cedar is kiln-dried, giving it many advantages. The process improves dimensional stability, permits the immediate application of a coating, and enables installation with minimal site acclimatisation.
  • Grading: Select Prestige VG is produced from the highest specification Western Red Cedar available. The wood fibre is fine-grained, coastal grown, virtually knot free No. 2 Clear & Better grade (No. 4 Clear not permitted). It is specially selected to ensure every piece is vertical grain, and every piece is heartwood. No flat grain or sapwood is allowed, making it an excellent wood cladding material, in terms of both appearance and performance. Read more about grading and quality here.
  • Sourcing/certification: Silva Select Prestige VG Western Red Cedar is sourced from the most sustainably managed forests in the world in British Columbia, Canada, and comes with PEFC certification. 

Optional Extras

  • Coatings: The application of a coating is necessary to protect the wood and optimise its appearance over time. The coating should be applied to all surfaces, including ends, before installation. Choose from our wide range of high-performance wood coating systems.
  • Factory coating service: Select Prestige VG Microline Channel can be supplied factory coated. Having the coating pre-applied on all sides enables it to be installed at any time of year, regardless of the weather or temperature. Please Contact Us for a quotation.
  • Western Red Cedar corner solutions: Select from our l-shaped, solid square or 2-piece co-ordinating corner details.
  • Western Red Cedar fascia and trim boards: View our range of Select Prestige VG boards. Available in 4 widths, they are perfect for fascias, barge boards, door and window reveals, and many more uses. If you are looking for wider boards, our Cowichan Gold range includes boards up to 286mm in width.

For more detailed information, view our full range of Western Red Cedar Cladding.

Size Linear Metre Square Metre
20 x 144mm £10.16 £8.47 £80.03 £66.69
20 x 94mm £5.99 £4.99 £77.75 £64.79


  • Size: 20 x 94mm
  • Coverage: 77mm
  • Linear metres per square metre: 12.99
  • Size: 20 x 144mm
  • Coverage: 127mm
  • Linear metres per square metre: 7.87
All coverage includes 2mm gap


Grade & Quality

Silva Select Prestige VG Grade & Quality Description.

Technical Specification Sheet

Silva Select Prestige VG Shiplap Technical Specification Sheet.


Up to 5 weeks.


£45.00 / £95.00 / £145 / POA depending on location.

Free delivery is offered on orders over £2,000 + VAT**.

You can view our detailed delivery charges and services here.

Please note: As with most building supplies, delivery is to the kerbside only.

Scheduled Collection


2-3 weeks.



** Exclusions apply.

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