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Canadian western red cedar cladding is both naturally durable and relatively stable when compared to other wood species commonly used for cladding. Commonly the imported grade of Canadian cedar is relatively free of knots resulting in a clean and contemporary appearance. It is available in many profiles and can be installed both horizontally and vertically. Compliant with BS EN 14915 and BS 8605-1; CE marked. PEFC certified on request.

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Specification data
Product Reference

Canadian Western Red Cedar Profiled External Cladding

Profile

Feather-edge, VFE1

Sawn, 4–18 mm depth, horizontal.

Halflap, VHL1

Machined, 20 mm depth, vertical.

Halflap, VHL2

Machined, 20 mm depth, vertical.

Halflap, VHL3

Machined, 20 mm depth, vertical.

Halflap, VHL4

Machined, 20 mm depth, vertical.

Halflap, VHL5

Machined, 20 mm depth, horizontal.

Halflap, VHL6

Machined, 20 mm depth, horizontal.

Halflap, VHL7

Machined, 20 mm depth, horizontal.

Shiplap, VSL1

Machined, 20 mm depth, horizontal.

Shiplap, VSL2

Machined, 20 mm depth, horizontal.

Shiplap, VSL3

Machined, 20 mm depth, horizontal.

Splayed, VSP1

Machined, 20 mm depth, horizontal.

Square-edge, VSE1

Sawn, 25 mm depth, vertical.

TG&V, VTG1

Machined, 20 mm depth, horizontal or vertical.

TG&V, VTG2

Machined, 20 mm depth, horizontal or vertical.

TG&V, VTG3

Machined, 20 mm depth, horizontal or vertical.

TG&V, VTG4A

Machined, 20 mm depth, horizontal.

TG&V, VTG5A

Machined, 20 mm depth, horizontal.

TG&V, VTG6

Machined, 20 mm depth, vertical.

Width

70 mm

Profiled only.

95 mm

Profiled only.

145 mm

Profiled only.

150 mm

Feather-edge only.

195 mm

Profiled only.

Standard product features

Length:

Random: 1.8-3.6 m, allowing for a small percentage cut back to 1.5 m. Lengths of over 3.6 m may be included but are not guaranteed.

Appearance:

Canadian western red cedar has a strong, distinctive grain. The colours vary widely from dark chocolate brown to light pink. The boards are relatively free of knots, giving a clean and contemporary appearance. When left untreated, cedar will bleach to a silver colour.

Technical properties:

  • Moisture content: 16–25%.
  • Natural durability (to BS EN 350-2): Durable, Class 2.
  • Insect attack: Resistant.
  • Service life (to BS 8417): Occasionally wet: 60 years; frequently wet: 30 years.
  • Treatability class: Resistant.
  • Movement class: Small.
  • Resistance to impact: Low.
  • Resistance to fixing: Low.
  • Mean density (when dry): 330–390 kg/m³.
  • When to fix: No restrictions.
  • Grading: BS 1186-3: Class 2; BS EN 942: J20; CE: Grade A.
  • Working properties: Good workability, takes fixings satisfactorily.
  • Extractives: Contains reactive oils, which will corrode ferrous metals. When the two come into contact, a blue sludge is formed that will stain the wood and anything else that it meets.
  • Emission of formaldehyde (to BS EN 14915): E1 (not significant).
  • Reaction to fire (to BS EN 14915): Euroclass F (untested), D-s2, d0.
  • Fire treatment: Possible by impregnation.

Product Options

Fixing:

  • Feather-edge: Face fixed with stainless steel ring shank nails.
  • Profiled: Face fixed or secret nail fixed with stainless steel ring shank nails (dependent on profile).