Silva Timber has supplied over 1100 square metres of Western Red Cedar Cladding for the new Tesco Extra Superstore development on Lugsdale Road, Widnes, Cheshire.
The Tesco Extra Superstore in Widnes is a distinctive building that uses timber cladding in an innovative manner. When specifying exterior cladding, architects need to consider a number of performance criteria such as durability and stability, along with the resulting aesthetics.
Western Red Cedar No.2 Clear grade was the ideal solution for this project. Sourced from the coastal region of British Columbia, where growing conditions ensure a tighter grain and rich colour compared to forests further in-land, it is an aesthetically appealing material that allows architects and designers to develop eye-catching, cutting edge solutions.
To protect the timber and enhance the appearance of the building, Silva Timber pre-finished the Western Red Cedar with three coats of a semi-transparent water based stain. Factory pre-finishing ensures the wood is coated on all sides in optimal conditions, as recommended by the Western Red Cedar Lumber Association (WRCLA). Pre-finishing the material keeps its natural, beautiful colour tones for longer and at the same time reduces installation time and labour cost.
Western Red Cedar is highly durable, with low shrinkage factor, naturally resistant to decay and easy to work with. Low density and high proportion of air spaces make it the best thermal insulator among common softwood species. The use of cedar as a cladding material on modern buildings provides not only an environmentally friendly solution but also one that is attractive, durable and long lasting.
Silva Timber’s Western Red Cedar is sourced from the well managed forests of British Columbia, Canada and comes with full PEFC Chain of Custody Certification. Silva Timber only use suppliers who conform to the strictest environmental standards, sourcing timber harvested legally and sustainably from independently certified forests.
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