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1) Click to choose a Feather Edge Cladding profile
British Western Red Cedar Feather Edge Cladding is a cost-effective way to give a building a rustic look an has attractive knots .
2) We offer British Western Red Cedar Feather Edge Cladding in the following grade:
IWC9 Feather-edged 200mm (175 face)
IWC9 Feather-edged 200mm (175 face)
This classic Feather Edge profile is 200mm wide, and designed to be overlapped 25mm giving 175mm face cover per board. The top edge is roughly 9mm thick tapering out to 25mm at the bottom. Measurements will vary slightly as it's rough-sawn.
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IWC10 Feather-edged 150mm (125 face)
IWC10 Feather-edged 150mm (125 face)
This classic Feather Edge profile is 150mm wide, and designed to be overlapped 25mm giving 125mm face cover per board. The top edge is roughly 9mm thick tapering out to 25mm at the bottom. Measurements will vary slightly as it's rough-sawn.
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3) How much British Western Red Cedar Feather Edge Cladding do you need?
Fresh Sawn Merchantable Grade British Western Red Cedar
This grade is fresh sawn with an attractive knotty appearance. It is quite pale compared to imported Cedar.
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Species: British Western Red Cedar
Delivery: Added at checkout
Availability: Availability 14 to 17 working days
Example Pricing for British Western Red Cedar Feather Edge Cladding
Priced from £20.63 ex. VAT (£24.76 inc. VAT) per square metre (Profile: IWC9 Feather-edged Cladding - Grade: Fresh Sawn Merchantable Grade - 1m 2)
British Western Red Cedar Feather Edge Cladding
We supply two standard profiles in British Western Red Cedar Feather Edge cladding which are:
- IWC9 - 200mm wide Feather Edge British Cedar Cladding - to be overlapped 25mm giving 175mm face cover
- IWC10 - 150mm wide Feather Edge British Cedar Cladding - to be overlapped 25mm giving 125mm face cover
Feather edge cladding can only be fitted horizontally and has a traditional sawn finish. The two profiles only really differ in the width so you can choose whichever suits you if you need a different profile to what we can supply please send through your requirements on email to firstname.lastname@example.org or talk to us on our online chat.
The appearance of British Western Red Cedar is a pale, light reddish-brown and does contain knots. This makes British Cedar more characterful than the Canadian however the colour isn’t as striking. We recommend that you treat your cedar with a UV protection oil which will help to stop the timber from weathering for longer.
British Timbers are becoming more in demand as people look to source timber from managed forests where the wood is conserved in the interest of preservation and supply. We are pleased to be able to offer top quality British products and the benefits that they provide.
We supply British Western Red Cedar Feather Edge Cladding in lengths of 3m and longer. The boards are usually random lengths to match your coverage, however, there is the possibility for us to provide exact lengths. If you do need exact lengths please give us a call on 01889 279 018.
Be sure to read through our treatment information by clicking on "Treatment Guidance" above. It talks about sealing, preserving and protecting the timber from the sun's UV rays. Here are quick links to the products we recommend:
Canadian and British Western Red Cedar
Please see below some pictures of planed all round Western Red Cedar slats. Although they aren't pictures of cladding you will be able to see the colour difference between the Canadian and British Western Red Cedar which will help you to make a choice between the two.
Our Feather Edge Cladding is designed to be installed by a professional with previous experience in successfully fitting it. The information here is provided as an overview only and is not a substitute for professional fitting advice.
Be sure to read our treatment guidance as treatment needs to be applied prior to fixing your cladding
Consult a fitter to determine if your scenario would require the fitting of a breathable membrane between your wall and the cladding. This membrane stops rain getting to the wall, but allows moisture to escape, helping to prevent internal condensation and mould that can come with it.
Treated Softwood Battens
Treated softwood battens (available from our cladding accessories pages) are most commonly used to fix to the wall (or on top of the breathable membrane) to then fix your cladding to. Feather Edge Cladding is for horizontal fixing only, so your battens need to be placed vertically, at around every 600mm (60cm).
Fixing the Cladding
** Whether you use nails or screws, it's important that they are stainless steel, or silicone bronze ARS, so that the natural tanins in the timber will not corrode them. Never use iron nails for fixing timber.
There are two common ways to fix feather edge cladding. The first is to nail it, in which case it's best to use two nails across the width of the board (so one vertically above the other), as long as you don't nail through two boards at once with the same nail, so it won't split as it expands or contracts with the seasons.
If you use nails, preferably use ring-shanked for extra grip, and again stainless steel so they don't corrode. For lower-density species like cedar, consider using nails with larger heads so the cladding doesn't pull through.
Secondly, you can pre-drill holes wider than the body of the screws you are using, and hold the boards with the head of the screw. This will allow movement without splitting the boards.
Either way, start at the bottom and use an extra batten to space the bottom of the bottom board away from the building. Work your way up the building. Make sure you have the thinnest part of the board at the top.
Layout of the cladding
With each new row of cladding you add, it's preferred that you stagger the joins between each board so you don't create a visible seam.
As already stated, these are just ideas to get you thinking about installation and you should consult a professional installer before fitting your cladding as every scenario is different.
All our claddings are provided untreated. Fresh sawn timber claddings are best left untreated and to go silver grey.
There are a wide range of optional treatments available for different species of timber and we recommend talking to the excellent team at www.wood-finishes-direct.com, who know the most up-to-date information on all the newest treatment products.
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Fresh Sawn Merchantable Grade
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Some commonly asked questions
Our timber is imported straight from sawmills on the continent. Our usual lead times are therefore 14 to 17 working days.
What are your delivery costs?
We calculate our delivery costs based on how far away you are from us, to get more information on this please check out our shipping costs page HERE.
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.
Aside from delivery locations that are priced on application, your delivery will be provided with means of offloading from the truck. This may be by HIAB (lorry with a crane arm), or by supplied manpower. The method will be determined by the haulage company we use based on your location and available options at the time. Please note, both offload options will drop your order to the side of the lorry, they won't be able to carry it around the back of a property, for example.
For areas that are priced on application, by default, we will quote for delivery on a flat-bed lorry that you'll need to arrange to offload yourself. We can quote for offloading on request, but to these areas it's usually prohibitively expensive, and cheaper for you to hire a forklift, or arrange to have enough people on-site to offload.
How do I place an order for cladding?
You can place your order online by working out your price above and adding your items to your shopping basket. You can then check out and your order will be processed securely and a confirmation email sent. Once your order arrives in our depot, we'll give you a call to arrange delivery.
Can I Order Samples?
Yes you can, you can order samples of certain timbers at www.iwood.co.uk/sample-request/.
If the species you need isn't there please give us a call or talk to us on our online chat.
The timbers shown are planed all round samples and are not profiled.