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Western Red Cedar Premium Shakes

(exc VAT) £477.10 (inc VAT) £572.52

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Coverage per bundle (approx.)

1 Bundle on roofs with a 13º+ pitch 1.80m2

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(exc VAT) £477.10 (inc VAT) £572.52

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  • Reduced by 10%
  • 10 bundles per trade pack
  • Premium tapersawn shakes
  • PEFC Certified
  • Please note that trade packs are not checked so some damage may be present

Premium Tapersawn Shakes

Cedar Shake roofs can be seen all over the US and Canada but are far less common in the UK. They are incredibly durable and are able to withstand extreme weather conditions. Cedar Shake roofs also provide excellent insulation and as a result are increasingly being specified by architects for energy efficient buildings. As far as we are aware, we are the only importer offering this product in the UK. We are confident that if you like the look of Cedar shingles you will love the look of Cedar shakes.

When most people think of cedar roofing they think of shingles, however there is another type of cedar roofing that has been around a lot longer called shakes. Shingles and shakes are similar in that they are both tapered pieces of wood primarily used as a roofing or cladding material for buildings, however there are differences between the two types which can have a subtle effect on the character of the building.

Historically cedar shakes were produced by splitting straight grained knot free sections of logs (called bolts) by hand with a mallet and froe or an axe to produce thin tapered sections with a rough irregular surface.

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Approximated Nails usage guide - 1 kilo of 2.65 x 50mm Stainless Steel Annular Ringshank Nails will be required to fix 4 bundles of Premium shakes / 3 bundles of #2 Grade shakes

Recommended use (Premium) - A premium option for a wide range of uses, particularly main building roofs and walls where rustic character is desired. 

Batten Spacing - Space battens to coincide with the weather exposure. Spacing between adjacent shingles (joints) should be a minimum of 9mm and a maximum of 16mm.
Joints in any one course should be separated not less than 38mm from joints in adjacent courses and in any three courses, no two joints should be in direct alignment.

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Coverage (approximate)

Premium Tapersawn

1 Bundle on roofs with a 13º+ pitch 1.80m2

Recommended Exposure

Premium Tapersawn

Roofs with a 19º > pitch 254mm


Shingle Specification

Premium Tapersawn

Shingle Length 610mm
Minimum Shingle Width 100mm
Shingle Butt Thickness 16mm


Bundle Specification (approximate)

Premium Tapersawn

Bundle Length 440mm
Bundle Width 656mm
Bundle Height 141mm


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

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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  • PEFC
  • Trada member
  • Responsible purchaser
  • Cedar Shake & Shingle Bureau
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