Only the Finest Raw Materials
The best Western Red Cedar comes from the coastal region of British Columbia, where the wood fibre is rich in colour with tight growth rings. We have long term relationships with the biggest and best producers there, and to guarantee quality and consistency, the raw material is graded three times at source and again by Silva during the production process. Our grades exceed the official industry R-List Grading Rules, setting us apart from our competitors. Why choose anything but the best?
Kiln Dried for Optimum Dimensional Stability
Cladding boards that have been kiln dried have many advantages over those that have been air dried. With controlled drying at source, not only are they more stable, but you can immediately apply coatings and cladding can be installed with minimal site acclimatisation. Silva Select Western Red Cedar is kiln dried to a moisture content of 16-18% (+/-2%) – the optimal moisture content for timber cladding in the UK . Read more about the importance of kiln drying.
Create Contemporary Indoor Spaces
From feature walls to room dividers, or even a stunning ceiling, Silva Select Western Red Cedar V-Joint Profile is hugely versatile for creating contemporary internal panelling in your home. With rich natural colour tones, it’s warm and inviting, making a great contrast to stainless steel appliances and modern fittings. No wonder its popular with architects and interior designers.
Silva is a Leading Importer of Western Red Cedar
As one of the UK’s largest importers of Western Red Cedar, we have direct links to the leading sawmills of western Canada. So, if you’re a manufacturer or reseller, why not get in touch to discuss what you need?