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Canadian Western Red Cedar is a slow grown, naturally durable species of timber. It is stable and light weight, with a natural beauty and warmth complemented by a uniform fine grain which makes it easy to work with and finish.

It is a soft timber and can be nailed or screwed. However, as it is a soft timber it may be more prone to physical damage such as splitting and indentation/bruising, so care should be taken.

Most Western Red Cedar used in the U.K. is imported from North America and Western Canada.

Cedar will naturally weather down to a silver/grey colour if it is not protected once installed.

The species is durable and does not need additional treatment for external use. For an element of colour stability the product can be high pressure treated with the "Brunnea" option, containing a brown pigment.

Grades:

  • PEFC Certified, sustainably sourced timber.
  • Imported from Canada.
  • All timber is sourced and machined to CE Quality Grading Requirements.
  • Many boards supplied are clear boards.

- Canadian WRC 2 Clear & Better:

Maximum live knot diameter on face: 19 mm, limited along the length of timber.

- Canadian WRC 2 Clear & Better 15% 4 Clear:

  • Maximum live knot diameter on face: 38 mm, limited along the length of timber.
  • Including a percentage of boards graded to No. 4 Clear, the majority meeting No. 2 Clear.

Typical end uses:

Timber cladding, brise soleil, solar shading, cedar shingles.

Standards:

Quality of timber (Exposed Surfaces): To EN 14915 – NORclad Timber Cladding is produced in accordance with factory production control for selection, grading, machining and preservative treatment of solid wood cladding.

General information
Specification data
Product Reference

Canadian Western Red Cedar Timber Cladding

Grade

Canadian WRC 2 Clear & Better

Canadian WRC 2 Clear & Better 15% 4 Clear

Profile

NWBB1

Board and batten, 22 x 75/150 mm, 165 mm cover width.

NWC1

PTG open V, 22 x 150 mm, 125 mm cover width.

NWC2

PTG open square, 22 x 150 mm, 125 mm cover width.

NWC3

PTG open round, 22 x 150 mm, 125 mm cover width.

NWCC1

Chamfered cladding, 22 x 150 mm, 132 mm cover width.

NWFE2

Feather edge, 32 x 150 mm, 125 mm cover width.

NWS1

Shiplap, 22 x 150 mm, 130 mm cover width.

NWSN1

PTG open V, 22 x 100 mm, 72 mm cover width.

NWSN2

PTG open square, 22 x 100 mm, 72 mm cover width.

NWSN3

PTG open round, 22 x 100 mm, 72 mm cover width.

Corner trims

Not required

NWA1

75 x 75 mm.

NWA2

50 x 50 mm.

NWA3

63 x 63 mm.

NWA4

50 x 50 mm.

Brunnea high pressure treatment

Required

Not required

Standard product features

Wood type:

Softwood.

Thickness:

18 mm.

Colour:

Salmon pink sapwood to dark brown heartwood, if left unprotected, it will turn to a silver grey colour.

Edges:

Square or as per profile.

Origin:

North America and Western Canada.

Sustainability:

All from well managed forests - PEFC, FSC and or CSC certified.

Density (12% moisture content):

390 kg/m³.

Dimensional stability:

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

Recommend fixings:

Only top quality stainless steel fixings should be used to avoid corrosion of fixings and blue staining of the profile.

Product Options

Size:

1.8–4.8 m and longer.

Profiles:

Bespoke profiles, PSE boards etc. can all be machined on request.

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