Please note that iWood is a wholesale timber merchant, and because much of our timber is imported to order, we have a minimum order amount of £1,000 ex VAT (£1,200 inc VAT).
Timber cladding has been used for centuries due to its durability.
Choose from a range of attractive external cladding profiles (shapes) to achieve a range of looks on your building from traditional to extremely modern.
British Western Red Cedar to Buy On Line
See also: cladding accessories
British Western Red Cedar is a very attractive cladding board. We provide it here in a fresh sawn grade in various different profiles.
These British Red Cedar Cladding boards are sourced from various locations throughout the UK.
Also see our cedar cladding
page for imported cedar.
Western Red Cedar vs British Western Red Cedar
Native-grown British Cedar generally contains more knots than the Canadian / American timber and is lighter in colour. Some architects prefer this as it adds more character to the finished look.
Partly because of the lower transport costs, British Cedar costs significantly less than the foreign grown timber.
British Cedar Cladding’s Properties
British cedar is rated as moderately durable, which is one notch down from imported cedar's 'durable' rating. All other properties are comparable.
Cedar Cladding’s Colour
Depending on how much direct sunlight the cladding receives it can take a number of years for the reddish-brown fresh colour to fade into the recognisable silver shade.
The cladding boards are not treated so you can leave them as-is to weather to a traditional look or apply your own choice of protection.
These profiles are available
to buy above
Red Cedar Cladding Profiles
iWood offers 11 different profiles of cedar cladding as standard. There is a variety of machined tongue and groove profiles, a “Rainshield” profile, two Feather Edged profiles and a “one waney edge, one square edge” profile. Although this grade of timber is fresh sawn, it can be machined to these profiles as it is a stable timber.
These boards are provided in random lengths of 3m and longer.
British Cedar Pricing
iWood’s Product Code for British Western Red Cedar Cladding is IW-18-44-29
From: £1.74 per metre (Feather edged, logged in for discount)
Available from: iWood Timber Condition: New, supplied to your requirements. Availability: Available for order.
If you have any questions please call 01889 279 018.
An example close-up image of British Red Cedar:
: This brief video scans across a Western Red Cedar clad outside room. NB: iWood did not supply this project. Above
: Red Cedar Cladding board ends in our warehouse.
British Western Red Cedar vs Canadian Western Red Cedar
Special Length Requirements
If you require specific lengths for your cladding, please call us first on 01889 279 018 to make sure we can supply them, then on the shopping basket
page there's a "Special Instructions" box you can type in before placing your order.
You can get British Western Red Cedar in the following types of cladding:
Cladding Knowledge Library
We have a series of articles about cladding, including fixing methods and best practises, in our Timber Knowledge Library:
External Cladding Timber Knowledge Library
Timber Species Information
British Western Red Cedar
3 - Moderately durable
(Learn about durability)
885 Kg/m3 (wet) - 540 Kg/m3 (kiln dried)
Our timber is imported straight from sawmills on the continent. Our usual lead times are therefore 25 to 35 working days.
Delivery cost varies by location. Please
click here to open our delivery cost page
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Our delivery lorries visit different parts of the country on different days, so once your order is ready we will work with you to arrange a delivery day for when one of our lorries is in your area. We will always arrange the delivery day in advance with you.
We deliver weekdays Monday to Friday between the hours of 8am to 5pm. Our delivery vehicles will have multiple jobs on them which can affect the delivery time to you, depending on factors such as traffic and how long it takes to offload the previous jobs. The driver will call you in advance with an estimated time of arrival to make sure you'll be there.
We use an external haulage company to make our deliveries and because many customers have forklift trucks for offloading, as standard, the delivery lorries don't have crane arms on them (it's much more expensive to hire crane lorries, and we try to keep costs down so we can keep our timber prices low). Therefore, on the day of delivery we ask you to have enough person-power available, or offloading equipment, to lift the pieces off the lorry. We will arrange in advance with you when you will receive your delivery. We can certainly quote for separate delivery on a lorry with a crane if required.
The ordering process
After placing your order securely online you receive an email confirming the items you have ordered. When your order has arrived at iWood HQ and is ready for dispatch, we will give you a call to arrange delivery.