Canadian Western Red Cedar – Thuja plicata

Valued for its beauty, stability, durability and thermal efficiency – Cedar has remained a species of choice for external claddings for centuries. Its durability has become legendary amongst gardeners with Cedar Greenhouses and Victorian home-owners with original Cedar conservatories. Cedar is classified as“Class 2 Durable”by BS EN 350. Furthermore BS 8417 provides for an expected 60 year service life if sapwood is excluded. Today, these properties of Cedar, coupled with certified sustainable credentials, continue to make it a favoured modern construction material. It blends effortlessly with other facade materials to give a low-maintenance, contemporary appearance to many current building projects.

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Tech Specs

Wood Type: Softwood
Origin: North America and Western Canada

Sustainability: All from well managed forests – We stock only PEFC and or CSC certified.

Availability: Sawn and planed products in a wide range of thicknesses, widths and profiled patterns

Colour: Salmon Pink Sapwood to Dark Brown Heartwood – If left unprotected, it will turn to a silver grey colour.

Quality: Imported as No.2 Clear and Better and No.4 Clear and Better and we do our own bespoke specialist quality grading and selection

Typical end uses: Claddings, Brise Soleil systems, Decking, Shingles, Furniture

Durability: Durable, High resistance to decay

Density: 390 kg per m3 at 12% moisture content

Dimensional Stability: It has a very low shrinkage factor and is superior to all other coniferous woods in its resistance to warping, twisting and checking

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