Red Cedar Cladding

boasting exceptional resistance to the exterior elements - the obvious choice for most

Western Red Cedar

Naturally Durable

Western Red Cedar is one of the world’s most naturally durable cladding species

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Long Service Life

provides for an expected 60 year plus lifespan

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Sustainable Cladding

Our Western Red Cedar is responsibly sourced from suppliers all across Canada.

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Excellent Stability

Cedar offers a high level of dimensional stability due to its low density and shrinkage factors

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Environmentally Friendly

It requires significantly less energy to produce than man-made alternatives and is biodegradable

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Fully Recyclable 

Unlike other cladding materials timber cladding is fully recyclable at the end of it’s long life.

Profiles

Western Red Cedar Cladding Classic profile

Classic

Face fixed for horizontal or vertical applications

Western Red Cedar Cladding Shadow Profile

Shadow

A face fixed profile for vertical applications only

Western Red Cedar Cladding Element Profile

Element

Secret fixed for horizontal or vertical applications

Western Red Cedar Cladding Rombus Profile

Rombus

Open joint face fixed for horizontal applications

Examples of Western Red Cedar Cladding

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Western Red Cedar Cladding

Western Red Cedar Cladding has proven for centuries, that it is a building material offering beauty, versatility and durability. Western Red Cedar cladding is valued for its distinctive appearance with a warm reddish brown colour, a tight straight grain and few knots. It blends effortlessly with other façade materials to give a low maintenance, contemporary appearance to many current building projects.

Durability

When used as an external cladding Western Red Cedar is one of the world’s most naturally durable cladding species, rated Class 2 according to BS EN 350-2. Furthermore BS 8417 provides for an expected 60 year plus lifespan if the sapwood is excluded. The timber requires no treatment due to its natural resistance to moisture decay and insect damage. Improved durability can only be achieved with modified timber products such as Accoya or THERMA Wood. It is also important to note that how a cladding is detailed and fixed will have an effect on its lifespan.

Density

Western Red Cedar is one the lightest softwoods available having a density of approx 370kg/m3. As a result of this low density the timber is easy managed and easy to work with.

Sustainability

Corell Timber’s architectural grade Western Red Cedar is sourced from well-managed forests. Western Red Cedar is legally, responsibly and sustainably harvested in the publicly managed forests of British Columbia and Canada. Less than 1% of standing timber is harvested each year. For each tree harvested three are planted to ensure perpetual existence. Western Red Cedar has the least impact on the environment throughout its lifecycle. It requires significantly less energy to produce than man-made alternatives and is biodegradable.

Coating Suitability

The timber does not require any further treatment and can be left to weather to a natural silver grey. However, if pre finishing is required or the natural colour of the timber is to be maintained this can be achieved on site by using one of our UV protection oils.  For larger scale projects it may be more beneficial to have the coating factory applied saving onsite cost and increasing installation speed. Western Red Cedar Cladding is also suitable for fire retardant coatings.

Stability

Western Red Cedar offers a high level of dimensional stability due to its low density and shrinkage factors.

Workability

It is easy to work with on both hand and machine tools, though it dents and scratches easily due to its softness. It can sand unevenly due to the difference in density between the earlywood and latewood zones. It glues and finishes well.

Fixings

The manner in which any timber cladding is fixed is fundamental to its performance in both appearance and durability. Like a lot of timbers suitable for external claddings we recommend stainless steel fixings—screws or nails may be used.


N.B. Iron-based fasteners can stain and discolour the wood, especially in the presence of moisture.