Timber Cladding: Western Red Cedar

Silva Timber

Whether you’re looking for the higher grade of Western Red Cedar for a prestigious application or a stunning solution on a tight budget, Silva Timber are your point of call for all timber cladding and trim requirements.

Specialising in Western Red Cedar, Silva are committed to providing timber products sourced from the finest primary sawmills in British Columbia, Canada, producing consistently high quality Western Red Cedar that exceeds grading rules.

Silva Timber offer Western Red Cedar in four grades, from Clear Vertical Grain, the highest grade available in the UK, to Select Tight Knot for natural charm at an economical price.

Western Red Cedar cladding is available in a range of standard profiles from stock, or custom machined to your exact profile specification.

Five reasons you can rely upon Silva Timber’s Western Red Cedar:
• Produced by primary sawmills for consistency
• Exclusively coastal grown for a rich colour
• Kiln dried at source for optimal stability
• Exceeds grading rules
• Sourced from PEFC & FSC certified forests

Why choose Western Red Cedar?

When compared to other cladding & trim materials, Western Red Cedar makes perfect sense. As a plentiful renewable resource, Western Red Cedar offers a sustainable solution combining longevity, unrivalled natural attributes and a beautiful appearance.

Highly durable, low shrinkage factor, naturally resistant to decay, dimensionally stable and light and easy to work with, Western Red Cedar is a truly wonderful material and has long been the choice for discerning architects, builders and homeowners.

Beautiful appearance
• Natural beauty and warmth that cannot be replicated by plastic, metal or composite products
• A pleasing range of natural hues, tight grain patterns and soft textures

Natural durability
• Naturally occurring compounds called Thujaplicins and water-soluble phenolics act as preservatives
• Finished and maintained, it will deliver decades of trouble free service

Dimensional stability
• Low shrinkage factor
• Resistant to warping, twisting and checking
• The most stable softwood species commercially available

Thermal conductivity
• Low density and high proportion of air spaces make it the best thermal insulator among commons softwood species
• Superior performance when compared to brick, concrete or metal

Silva Timber also offer a prefinished Western Red Cedar, matching any colour to your desired final look, or alternatively choose a translucent natural stain to highlight the timber’s beauty.

Western Red Cedar is available with Fire Treatment, specify NON-COM® for exterior of severe damp situations.


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Founded in 2000, Silva Timber has rapidly grown to become one of the UK’s leading importers of speciality timber products, sourced from the world’s most reputable sawmills. The company offers a comprehensive range of Western Red Cedar...
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