Western Red Cedar No. 2 Clear & Better Channel Cladding

£59.53 £49.61 per sqm

Silva’s No. 2 Clear & Better 85/15 Western Red Cedar cladding offers a high-quality appearance at a lower price point than the Silva Select Prestige VG and Cowichan Gold ranges. 

Aimed at contractors for larger-scale projects, the grading of this product is less stringent, allowing a few more imperfections that can be trimmed out during installation. Some surface marks, knot holes, and roller marks (on the reverse) are to be expected and boards will require trimming, sanding, and careful planning and placement to maximise coverage. 

All of Silva’s Western Red Cedar cladding is kiln-dried so that it can be coated immediately and installed with minimal site acclimatisation.

The Microline Channel profile can be installed horizontally or vertically. A square sided recess where the boards meet creates bold shadow lines that will accentuate either the height or width of the façade. Microline Channel will lend a high-end contemporary appearance to any project. Boards connect with a tongue and groove system for easy installation.

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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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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’s No. 2 Clear & Better 85/15 Western Red Cedar cladding is sourced from forests in the coastal regions of British Columbia, Canada – an area known for its high quality, fine-grained old-growth logs.  

Western Red Cedar Channel cladding looks stunning indoors too, creating a feeling of warmth and luxury on accent walls or feature ceilings. Its excellent dimensional stability makes it perfect for high moisture areas such as bathrooms, kitchens, conservatories, swimming pools, and saunas.

Product Details

  • Size: 18x94mm, 18x144mm.
  • Grade: No. 2 Clear & Better - 85% / No. 4 Clear - 15%.
  • Profile: Microline Channel has a tongue and groove connection and provides deep, bold shadow lines created by the square-sided recess.
  • Installation: Horizontal or vertical.
  • 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.
  • 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: Silva Select 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: Produced from 85% No. 2 Clear & Better / 15% No. 4 Clear Western Red Cedar. The fine-grained wood fibre is harvested from old-growth forests in the coastal regions of British Columbia. Read more about grading and quality here.
  • Sourcing/certification: Silva Select 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. Please choose from our wide range of high-performance wood coating systems.
  • Western Red Cedar corner solutions: Select from our l-shaped, solid square, or 2-piece co-ordinating corner trims.
  • Western Red Cedar fascia and trim boards: View our range of boards from the Select Prestige VG range. Available in 4 widths, they are perfect for fascia, 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.

Click here for more detailed information on our full range of Western Red Cedar cladding.

Size Linear Metre Square Metre
18 x 94mm £4.52 £3.77 £59.53 £49.61
18 x 144mm £8.26 £6.88 £65.01 £54.17


Up to 5 weeks.


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

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