Shingles & Shakes

John Brash & Co Ltd

Western Red Cedar Shingles & Shakes

Western Red Cedar Shingles & Shakes from John Brash are a truly renewable and sustainable roofing & cladding material, with one of the lowest carbon footprints of any widely used building product. They are light for transport but offer a high degree of thermal insulation. All John Brash Cedar Shingles & Shakes have PEFC Chain of Custody, to ensure both a legal and sustainable product.

John Brash only recommends the use of the premier No 1 Grade Blue Label Western Red Cedar Shingles & Shakes for roofing and cladding. The Blue Label grade ensures that all Shingles and Shakes are made from cedar that is 100% heartwood, 100% edge grain and 100% clear.

Shingles and Shakes have been used for a wide range of structures from domestic dwellings to major theme parks. Shingles & Shakes can contribute significantly to the achievements of Zero Carbon Housing.

Shingles and Shakes perform the same functions but are manufactured in different ways. A Shingle is produced by sawing a block of wood on both sides, giving a relatively smooth face and back. A Shake is hand split from a block of cedar, along the natural grain of the wood, and then re-sawn to give a textured face and smooth back.
Preservative treatments in compliance with BS 8417:2011 are available and give a 40 year guarantee against wood rotting fungi and insect attack. Fire retardant treatment is also available.

John Brash offers a 20 year latent defect insurance that includes design, materials and workmanship. Read more about our latent defect insurance and Approved Contractor Scheme at

John Brash can source Oak and Chestnut Shakes, often used for conservation work.

We can also source “Fancy Butts” which are simply aesthetically pleasing sculptured Shingles and can be used to break up large areas and create unique features. They are suitable for roofs and walls, both on exterior or interior applications.

For more technical information on the whole range please download the Technical Specification document.

JB ShingleFix is an exclusive new system, unique to John Brash that cuts the installation cost of a Western Red Cedar shingle roof. Independent tests witnessed by the NFRC and recently completed projects have confirmed the system.

JB ShingleFix uses specially designed stainless steel staples to fix the shingle instead of using the traditional silicon bronze nail. These can only be used with our recommended Paslode staple gun.


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John Brash & Co Ltd

John Brash & Co Ltd

John Brash is a leading manufacturer of commercial anti-slip decking, graded timber roofing battens, shingles & shakes, and scaffold boards. With over 100 years technical expertise in the timber industry the company work in close partnership with the...
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