Western Red Cedar

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Western Red Cedar (Thuja plicata)

This species is an ideal material for use as exterior or interior cladding and is available with PEFC & CSA certification.

Western Red Cedar is naturally resistant to decay and insect attack. It simply seasons if left uncoated to an attractive silver grey appearance over a period of approximately eighteen months in areas with low air pollution. Cedar offers superior acoustic qualities too, helping to reduce noise or confine it to specific areas. It is also an excellent material for thermal insulation – in summer keeping the building cool and in winter preventing the heat from escaping.


Available Grades:-

Grade Overview - 2 Clear & Better
Grade Character - Sound tight knots 1/2” in diameter on face and 3/4” on reverse. Soft knots half size of sound knots, splits no longer than width of board

Properties
BOTANICAL NAMEThuja plicata
PHYSICAL/STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES Soft, rather brittle and light in weight
MOISTURE CONTENT 30% + for green, 12 - 18% K.D
TYPICAL APPLICATIONS External and internal cladding, decking and saunas
DENSITY
WASTAGE ALLOWANCE 10 - 15%
ORIGIN North West, predominantly Canada
DURABILITY Class 2 durability, confirming to BS 8417
ENVIRONMENTAL CREDENTIALS PEFC or CSA available
STORAGE ADVICE Kiln dried material should be kept undercover, green can be kept outside
WORKING QUALITIES Machines and takes fixings well, however stainless or galvanised nails should be used to avoid corrosion
STABILITY Very low shrinkage factor, very resistant to warping, twisting and checking
Western Red Cedar
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PTGV Patt M040 (14 x 94mm)
IT1 - Shiplap Patt 191
IT2 - PTGV Patt It-19-M2
IT5
L Shape Corner
Western Red Cedar
ProductCodeStockedEnvironmental Credentials
Western Red Cedar Cladding
3/4" x 4" PTGV Patt M040 (14 x 94mm)S0000773YPEFC
1" x 6" Shiplap Patt 191S0003312YPEFC
1" x 6" PTGV Patt IT - 19-M2S0003311YPEFC
1" x 6" IT5S0006014YPEFC
43" x 43" L Shape CornerS0003640YPEFC