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The Best Raw Materials from Leading Producers
Silva Timber's Western Red Cedar is renowned for its high quality and consistency. Long term relationships with our suppliers and a deep knowledge of the cedar industry give us the advantage of having a continuous supply of the very best raw material.
Our size and buying power have enabled us to be in the privileged position of sourcing raw material direct from British Columbia’s largest and most respected primary producers of Western Red Cedar.
Silva Select cladding is made exclusively from premium coastal grown Western Red Cedar. Trees grown in the coastal region of British Columbia produce timber that is generally richer in colour and tighter grained than that produced from Western Red Cedar trees grown further inland. With its distinctive aroma and luxurious appearance, Silva’s Western Red Cedar stands apart from the rest, providing unrivalled beauty and maximum dimensional stability – it is known as Silva Select.
To guarantee quality and consistency the raw material is graded three times at source then further selection is done at Silva. It is first graded in the sawmill, then sized and graded once again before it undergoes the kiln drying process. Once kiln dried it is graded a third time to ensure accurate sizing and grading. As the raw material is moulded into cladding profiles at Silva, it is again checked and re-graded to ensure it meets our own in-house standards.
This product is available exclusively in the UK through Silva. It is sustainably sourced from well-managed forests and supplied with full PEFC chain of custody certification.
Kiln Dried for Consistency
Kiln drying draws out moisture from wood more evenly than air drying. Consistent moisture content means optimal dimensional stability and enables cladding to be coated immediately and installed with minimal site acclimatisation. Silva Select Western Red Cedar is kiln dried to 16-18% (+/-2%), the UK’s optimal moisture content for exterior cladding. Read more about the importance of kiln drying.
Warm Interiors for Modern Homes
Whether you’re creating a feature wall in a living room, or you want a warm contrast to stainless steel appliances and modern countertops in a kitchen, Silva Select Western Red Cedar microline channel is the choice of architects and interior designers. Versatile for room dividers and even ceilings, this channel cladding is a warm and inviting feature in any contemporary home.
Everything You Need for the Whole Cladding Job
In addition to the cladding boards, Silva also provides battens, Tyvek® breather membrane, stainless steel nails, door / window trim, soffits, fascia, barge boards, corner sections and a wide range of coatings and cleaning products – everything you need to complete the job.
Looking for Larger Quantities?
If you’re a manufacturer or reseller interested in offering Western Red Cedar to your customers, we can help. As one of the UK’s leading importers, we have links to the leading primary sawmills of Western Canada. Call us to discuss your needs.