www.iwood.co.uk
enquiries@iwood.co.uk
01889 279018
FSC Logo for use on Print friendly header PEFC Logo for use on Print friendly header TRADA Logo for use on Print friendly header
Covid-19 - 05/04/2020 - We are still working as normal and are still taking, producing and delivering orders.
We are following all government guidelines to keep our staff and customers safe.
Timber Library : Western Red Cedar :

The Different Types of Cedar Timber

There are two types of Cedar Timber we supply:

  • Canadian Western Red
  • British Western Red

Both of these timbers are the same species but are actually very different. For instance Canadian Western Red Cedar is a dark and vibrant red while the British is a light creamy, brown colour. Over time both Timbers will go silvery grey however they can be treated to keep their colour.

Canadian Western Red Cedar is often used for cladding because of longevity and resistance to decay, splitting and movement once fitted. Cedar timber is available in the “Clear and Better” Grade which is sourced with very few knots and the knots that are in the timber will be small. There are ten profiles of cladding to choose from so you get the finish you want.

British Cedar can also be used for cladding if you are looking for a more traditional look. The British timber tends to be knottier and is available in the Fresh Sawn Merchantable grade. As it’s Fresh Sawn, the British cedar is also available in waney edge as well as the machined profiles.

Cedar Timber – Beams and Slats

Cedar beams are good for constructional work because they are naturally resistant to rot and are classed as durable. Thanks to its resistance to the weather cedar is just as suitable for outdoor use as indoor, as more sunlight reaches the beam, the quicker the timber changes colour.

Another popular use for Cedar is fence slats because of its naturally aesthetic properties. Due to its lack of knots the Canadian Western Red provides a contemporary look to your garden. You can treat your cedar timber to keep its colour for longer, however, you don’t need to treat the timber to protect against infestation because it’s naturally resistant.



New to iWood?
Instant, exact timber pricing
Save quotes for different projects
Buy securely online
Expert help on 01889 597281
Open an iWood Website Account
> External Cladding
> Cladding Accessories
> Beams
> Planed All Round
> Cut To Size
> Architrave
> Skirting
> Decking
> Unfinished Flooring
> Timber Packs
> Marine Timbers
©iWood Timber 2020 - Unit 1C, Airfield Industrial Estate, Hixon, Stafford, ST18 0PF - Registration No. 7060853 - VAT No. 981326607