International Timber supplies Western Red Cedar for sustainable saunas

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Heartwood Saunas has selected Western Red Cedar from International Timber – benefitting from superior material quality, excellent sustainability credentials and high levels of service and support.

The high-quality, timber sauna manufacturer aims to provide an experience that is at one with nature and an outdoor lifestyle, with the therapeutic use of heat helping to improve health and wellbeing.

Its products are sought after nationwide, and alongside customer demands for a durable and attractive finish, there is now an expectation that the timber used will be sourced responsibly, with a low environmental impact.

To help meet the exacting standards of its clients, Heartwood turned to International Timber. Western Red Cedar was specified as it is a naturally durable product, which creates an aesthetic appearance, and is kilned to the manufacturer’s specific requests.

Ideal for interior and exterior cladding, the timber is resistant to decay and insect attack and seasons to an attractive silver grey appearance. It is also an excellent material for thermal insulation, preventing the heat from escaping.

Western Red Cedar carries PEFC and CSA accreditation, providing Heartwood Saunas with the assurance that the product has been sourced responsibly.

Oliver Davey, Founder and Director of Heartwood Saunas, said: “Since we first made contact with International Timber, every transaction has gone without a hitch. The quality of the product is second to none. The sales team knows its timber and is always there to help with any questions or queries.

“The specialist services for kilning and bespoke profiles were ideal for my project requirements. I’m particularly pleased with the stunning natural aesthetics that the timber has brought to our range of saunas.”

Bernie Roberts, National Product Manager – Cladding Solutions, said: “From the first call it was clear that Oliver knew what he needed to supply the appropriate quality to his customers. We listened to his requirements and provided a solution. Having our own in-house kilns helps with customers’ specific moisture requirements and this has been invaluable in delivering this project. You only have to look at the product that Oliver and his team produce to know that quality is at the forefront of the company ethos. It is great to see our timber lending itself so well to this application.”

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