British Western Red Cedar (Thuja Plicata)

Locally UK grown, low carbon footprint timber, which offers similar durability and ease of working as its Canadian counterpart. With the advantage of a more rustic, knotty finish and is paler and more even in colour.

Co2timber Bespoke Service Cedar

Bespoke Service

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Co2timber Feather Edge Cedar

Feather Edge Cladding

Traditional cladding, prices from £ 2.49 per meter, information and pricing click here.
log lap Cedar Cladding

Log Lap Cladding

Tradition style cladding for Summerhouses etc, prices from £ 3.68 per meter, information and pricing click here.
Co2timber PTGV

PTGV Cladding

Tongue and grove cladding, prices from £ 3.23 per meter information and pricing click here.
Co2timber Rain Screen Cedar Cladding

Rain Screen Cladding

External cladding which allows air flow, prices from £ 2.40 per meter information and pricing click here.
Co2timber Rain Screen Cedar Fencing

Rain Screen Fencing

Contemporary Fencing allowing air flow, prices from £ 2.40 per meter information and pricing click here.
Co2timber Shadow Gap

Shadow Gap Cladding

Similar to PTGV profile but gives a square edge joint, prices from £ 3.22 per meter information and pricing click here.
Co2timber Shiplap Cedar cladding

Shiplap Cladding

Contemporary smooth finish cladding, prices from £ 3.23 per meter information and pricing click here.
Co2timber Open Joint Slatted Cedar Fencing

Slatted Fencing

Contemporary Slatted Fencing, information and pricing click here.
Co2timber Cedar square edge boards planks

Square Edge Planks

Standard sizes in depth of 25mm and 50mm Prices from £ 1.90 per meter, information and pricing click here.
Co2timber Tongue and grovee Cedar

Tounge & Grove Cladding

Traditional T & G Cladding, prices from £ 3.23 per meter information and pricing click here.
Co2timber Waney Edge Cedar

Waney Edge Cladding

Traditional cladding style used for centuries, prices from £ 2.09 per meter, information and pricing click here.
Co2Timber Western Red Cedar Home Grown English Western Red Cedar contains many natural oils which give it a long life. It can be finished with any external coatings or left to turn to a silvery grey colour. Compared to imported Cedar home grown has more knots typically 8-12 per 3600mm length.

It is more stable than many other softwood as it rarely shrinks or twists, and it's low density makes it light and easy to work with. Has superb acoustic and thermal properties, Galvanized or stainless steel fixings are recommended due to the naturally occurring oils.

Rated BS EN 350 class 3 moderately durability (see below), naturally occurring ithujaplicins create the distinctive aroma and a natural toxic to fungi.

The species name plicata derives from a Greek word meaning "folded in plaits", a reference to the pattern of its small leaves.

Highly suitable for exterior cladding, landscaping work, decking, fencing, but it's equally at home being used as a internal cladding. Please note home grown cedar traditionally has more live knots than imported cedar. Should you require a hardwood or contemporary finish please see redgrandis.co.uk.


Durability

When selecting your timber type for your project it is worth taking in to consideration BS EN 350 timber durability class.

Durability is the ability of a species to resist decay either naturally or through preservatives. The Class is based on the ability of the heartwood (inner part of the tree) to resist fungal decay. The sapwood (the living outermost portion of the tree)is considered not durable and should not be used for external projects without preservative.

BS EN 350 has 5 classes of durability they are:-

Class 1 to 3 can be left as untreated timber, a natural ageing process will accrue e.g. Cedar will turn a grey colour. Class 4 and 5 will need to be treated with preservatives.

For further information see www.greenspec.co.uk/building-design/cladding-durability-quality