On Friday 20th November 2020, iWood's telephone system is being upgraded and we expect some downtime on the phones at some point during the day. Please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any trouble getting through on the phones, but we hope for a speedy switchover.
Covid-19 - 24/11/2020 - Just a note to say iWood Timber will remain open again through this lockdown as we supply the construction industry.
We're currently experiencing a high volume of orders, and with Covid restrictions in place,
we're currently working to a lead time of 14-28 working days
(some products have longer lead times as described in their individual descriptions).
We offer two different species of Cedar cladding as well as a large variety of cladding profiles in each, so you need to decide which species is best for you. The two on offer are Canadian Western Red Cedar and British Western Red Cedar cladding.
Out of the two the Canadian is the most popular but that doesn’t mean that you have to discount the British. They are both durable and suitable for external use as well as being stable enough to be machined to a profile.
Canadian Western Red Cedar is provided in a state that’s called shipping air dried. This makes it more in tune with kiln dried timber than fresh sawn. On the other-hand British Western Red Cedar is provided green.
Different Types of Cedar Cladding Available.
There are different types of Cedar cladding for you to choose from including:
Tongue and Groove
British Western Red Cedar is available in all cladding types whereas the Canadian is not available as Waney Edge. This is because when the Canadian boards are imported into the country, they have already had the wane taken off them.
The Canadian Cedar varies greatly in colour ranging from orange through to purple with almost every shade in between. The colour variation is one of the great attractions for the Canadian timber as it makes for an outstanding effect.
The British boards are more uniform and are a light red in colour (you will still see variation).
Our Canadian Cedar contains very few knots as we supply it in the highest grade available. The British on the other hand is full of knots and is a much more traditional looking timber.
So, whether you want to see or don’t want to see many knots will be a major influence on your decision between the two.
The most cost effective out of the two, when you purely look at price, would be the British Cedar. Although it is important to remember that the Canadian is more durable and is less susceptible to warping through moisture movement.