External Cladding : Buying Vertical Cedar Cladding

Western Cedar timber cladding is one of our more popular products and it is becoming increasingly popular to fit the timber vertically to the building using a shadow gap profile like our IWC4 or IWC5. When fitting vertically to a building it is often required that the timber is provided in set lengths.

This is usually where the problem lies as our cladding is usually supplied in random lengths which can be undesired on a vertical fit if you don’t want to see the join between the boards. To provide set lengths would normally be extra, however, for cedar cladding there are a few exceptions.

If you can take all of the boards in one of the following lengths:

  • 2.13
  • 2.44
  • 2.74
  • 3.05
  • 3.35
  • 3.66
  • 3.96
  • 4.27

We can usually accommodate these requests at no extra cost because these are the standard lengths the timber in imported in. You can also ask for these lengths for any of the cedar cladding accessories that you need (apart from the softwood battens, these are always supplied in random lengths, and because they aren’t seen you won’t see the joint).

There are additional costs if you need us to cut down to exact lengths so you will better off doing exact cross cutting on site. By doing the cross cutting on site not only can you be more accurate, but you will be able to neaten up the edges and get everything fitting as you want it.

Is there anything I need to be careful of when buying Cedar Cladding?

Making sure you get the right profile is important, only our T&G profiles can be fitted vertically. If you are still unsure on whether you are going to fit horizontally or vertically, and want to get the timber before deciding, only go for IWC1, IWC2, IWC3 or IWC4 because these can all be fitted both ways (IWC1 is the most popular).