The finest tight grained Canadian Western Red Cedar
Cedar cladding produced from one of highest grades commercially available: 'A & Better Clear' (comparable to No. 2 Clear & Better) and a high percentage of the boards are vertical grain, making it even more desirable. Although the grading rules allow occasional small knots, you probably won’t find any at all. The wood fibre is British Columbia old-growth Western Red Cedar and it comprises almost entirely, if not entirely of heartwood. It is produced by Terminal Forest Products, a Canadian manufacturer whose quality standards surpass anyone else in the cedar industry.
Limited availability – grab it while you can!
Occasionally we are able to source limited quantities of this product which we offer on the Specials List at a very attractive price whilst stocks last. The caveat is that we don’t sort the boards in any way, it’s just sold in packs of 6 as it comes into us. You will encounter some occasional damage and imperfections which will need trimming out. By optimising boards – i.e. planning the position of each board and cutting accordingly – you will recover a very high percentage of material. We therefore recommend factoring a slightly higher wastage allowance than the normal 10% to allow for trimming. Note also that this cladding is graded from the textured face only and intended for installation with this face exposed.
This centre match cladding has a SAWtex® textured face.
The SAWtex® face will accept and retain finish significantly better than the planed face, thus improving appearance and minimising future maintenance. The open grain allows finish to penetrate deeply and consistently into the wood, so not only will it look better – with a richer and more even colour - it will last longer in between maintenance coats too (studies by wood scientists have shown up to 3 times longer).
This cladding is kiln dried to a moisture content of 16-18% (+/-2%), the optimal moisture content for external cladding in the UK. Among its many benefits over air drying, the kiln drying process enables the boards to dry uniformly to achieve optimum dimensional stability. It also enables immediate application of coatings and minimises site acclimatisation. Read more about the benefits of kiln dried timber.
Silva Timber: A Leading Importer of Western Red Cedar
Silva is one of the UK’s largest importers of Western Red Cedar. With direct links to some of the biggest and best primary sawmills of Western Canada we can offer a wide range of Western Red Cedar products in large volumes as well as smaller orders. If you are a manufacturer or reseller then talk to us about your Western Red Cedar requirement.