Please note iWood is a wholesale timber merchant and we have a minimum order of £750 ex VAT (£900 inc VAT).
1) We offer Rainshield Cladding in the following profile
Imported Canadian Western Red Cedar Rainshield Cladding is extremely durable with a mixture of warm, red and brown colours.
2) We offer Western Red Cedar Rainshield Cladding in the following grade:
IWC8 Rainshield 142mm (138 face) x 19mm
IWC8 Rainshield 142mm (138 face) x 19mm
The rainshield profile is a slanted rectangle shape (nearly a parallelogram, technically an obtuse trapezoid with chamfers!). It's designed to be installed horizontally with a slight gap between the boards, giving an extremely modern, uniformed look. People often cut to exact lengths too to give a purposefully regimented, grid-like pattern.
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3) How much Western Red Cedar Rainshield Cladding do you need?
Clear & Better No.2 Western Red Cedar
This grade of cedar is very 'clean', meaning very few knots for a uniform look.
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Species: Western Red Cedar
Delivery: Added at checkout
Availability: Availability 14 to 17 working days
Example Pricing for Western Red Cedar Rainshield Cladding
Priced from £56.88 ex. VAT (£68.26 inc. VAT) per square metre (Profile: IWC8 Rainshield Cladding - Grade: Clear & Better No.2 - 1m 2)
Western Red Cedar Rainshield Cladding
Our IWC8 profile in Western Red Cedar Rainscreen Cladding gives a super-clean, modern look. IWC8 is designed to be fitted horizontally with around a 12mm gap between the front faces of the boards (click on 'more information' next to the profile above for a diagram).
The clear and better grade that our western red cedar is supplied in is one of the highest quality timbers available. It has minimal knot content which means that you get the full impact of the timber's vibrant colour.
Western Red Cedar is naturally highly durability and resistance to warping through moisture movement. Even so, we'd still advise treating it to be on the safe side. The timber will start to turn silvery grey over a period of time, dependant on how much exposure to sunlight it receives. Using an OSMO UV protection oil will delay the onset of silvering if applied annually.
Usually we supply Western Red Cedar Rainscreen cladding in random lengths of over 2m. If you need exact lengths then please contact us, by calling 01889 279 018 or by talking to us on the online chat, before ordering so that we can confirm that we can provide those lengths.
If we confirm that we can provide the lengths you would like, when you go to place your order, type in your requirements in the “Special Instructions” box on the shopping basket page before you got through to checkout.
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 fitting guidelines are designed to give you a starting point on how to fit your rainshield cladding and we recommend that you consult an expert fitter to advise on your actual scenario.
Please note: One of the edges of our rainscreen profile has a steeper angle than the other. The profile is designed to be fitted with the steepest angle at the top, so the gap between the boards is widest at the front exposed side, and smallest at the back.
Be sure to read our treatment guidance as treatment needs to be applied prior to fixing your cladding.
Rainshield cladding should be fitted on top of a breathable membrane, because it is designed to be fixed with gaps around it. 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. For rainshield cladding, which is fitted horizontally, your battens need to be placed vertically, at around every 600mm (60cm).
When fitting your timber to the battens we recommend pre-drilling the holes to avoid splitting the wood and then hold the board with screws. Rainshield cladding boards are designed to sit on top of each other and we recommend leaving a 12mm gap in between them on the front face.
Unlike other profiles of cladding, many people line up the joins on each row of cladding to create bold lines for a modern look.
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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Clear & Better No.2
Clear & Better No.2 Western Red Cedar External Cladding Rainshield 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 14 to 17 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.