Please note iWood is a wholesale timber merchant and we have a minimum order of £1,000 ex VAT (£1,200 inc VAT).
1) Click to choose a Feather Edge Cladding profile
Canadian Western Red Cedar Feather Edge Cladding has very few knots and a mixture of colours. It is extremely durable.
2) We offer 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 Western Red Cedar Feather Edge Cladding do you need?
Clear & Better No.2 Western Red Cedar
Clear & Better No 2 is an extremely high grade of Canadian Western Red Cedar with very few knots.
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Species: Western Red Cedar
Delivery: Added at checkout
Availability: Availability 35 to 45 working days
Example Pricing for Western Red Cedar Feather Edge Cladding
Priced from £116.66 ex. VAT (£139.99 inc. VAT) per square metre (Profile: IWC9 Feather-edged Cladding - Grade: Clear & Better No.2 - 1m 2)
Western Red Cedar Feather Edge Cladding
Western Red Cedar Feather Edge Cladding is provided in two profiles:
- IWC9 - 200mm wide Feather Edge Cedar Cladding - to be overlapped 25mm giving 175mm face cover
- IWC10 - 150mm wide Feather Edge Cedar Cladding - to be overlapped 25mm giving 125mm face cover
These profiles are to be fitted horizontally and overlap each other. If you would like a custom profile, then please send through the drawing for the profile and we will get that quoted for you separately.
As opposed to our other forms of cladding feather edge is a sawn product rather than machined and are more flexible at the time of fitting because you get to choose how much overlap you would like. This is a much more traditional product than our other forms of cladding and is a great cost-effective alternative.
Western Red Cedar is a deep reddish brown and is almost instantly recognisable. The clear and better grade that we supply it in adds to its aesthetically please nature because it contains minimal knots making it a clean and fresh-looking timber.
Western Red Cedar feather edge cladding doesn’t require treatment like other timbers because the boards are subject to minimal movement.
We supply Western Red Cedar Feather Edged Cladding in lengths of 2.44m and longer. We usually provide random lengths to cover the area you specify, if you do need exact lengths please contact us on 01889 279 018 or jump on the chat to make sure that the lengths you need are available before ordering. If they are, there is a “Special Instructions” box on our shopping basket page where you can type the lengths you need so that we know when processing your order.
Most people leave their timber to go the traditional silver-grey in the sun. We recommend talking to www.wood-finishes-direct.com if you would like to treat your timber. If you do decide to treat your timber, it needs to be treated all the way round including the ends to prevent moisture getting in at all.
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.
What do our customers say?
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- Ben Stanbrook and Simon Nicholson
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- Catherine Hilditch
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Clear & Better No.2
Clear & Better No.2 Western Red Cedar External Cladding Feather Edge Cladding from iWood Timber
Some commonly asked questions
How long does the cladding take to deliver?
Because we are sourcing our wood based on demand to ensure the highest quality, delivery may take from 35 to 45 working days once your order has been placed with us.
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.
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.