Canadian Cedar Cladding

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Imported Canadian Cedar Cladding, also known as Western Red Cedar cladding is commercially grown in Canada and the Coastal Pacific North West of the USA. It is very slowly grown with a close fine straight grain and is predominantly a red/brown colour. We are a leading south west Canadian Cedar timber cladding supplier based in Devon. Canadian Cedar Cladding is a highly sought-after material for exterior cladding due to its beautiful appearance, durability, and natural resistance to decay and insect damage.

Canadian Cedar is a softwood species but it is an extremely stable and durable timber with a very low shrinkage factor and it is also resistant to warping and twisting, and it is naturally resistant to decay and insect attack, making it ideal for use in exposed exterior applications. Canadian Red Cedar / Western Red Cedar cladding’s natural resistance is also one of the reasons why it has traditionally been a popular choice for use in coastal regions or areas with high levels of rainfall, where other timber species may not perform as well. This also explains why it remains an excellent choice for use in humid environments as it is naturally resistant to fungal decay.


One of the biggest benefits of Canadian Cedar is its natural beauty. It has a unique grain pattern with beautiful warm colors ranging from reddish-brown to light yellow tones. When exposed to rain and sunlight, Western Red Cedar will go an attractive silver grey colour. It has a beautiful fragrance, and the natural oils within the wood give it a distinctive aroma.

Its low density makes Western Red Cedar an excellent material for thermal insulation. It has a low thermal conductivity, which means that it can help to keep your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Rated as durable, the heart wood will give a service life in excess of 60 years out of ground contact.

Another benefit of Canadian Cedar is that it is a lightweight material, which makes it easy to work with and install. It can be easily cut, shaped, and nailed, which makes it a popular choice for DIY projects and professional installations.

Canadian Cedar is also a sustainable building material. It is a renewable resource that is harvested from well-managed forests in Canada. The trees are harvested in a responsible manner to ensure the continued growth and health of the forest, which helps to reduce the impact on the environment.

Canadian Cedar is a great choice for external timber cladding due to its natural beauty, durability, sustainability, and insulating properties. It is a popular choice among architects, builders, and homeowners alike.

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Botanical Name - Thuja Plicata

Wood Type - Softwood

Origin - Western Canada & North America

Sustainability - From Well Managed Forests

Stability - Very Low Shrinkage

Durability - Class 2 as per BS 8417

Density - 330-390kg/m3

Thermal Conductivity Rating U Value - 0.11 W/(m K)

Reaction to Fire - D-s2,d0

Typical Grades - No 2 Clear & Better, No 4 Clear

Fixings - Stainless Steel

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