Canadian Western Red & UK Cedar Timber Cladding2018-10-01T10:42:42+00:00

NORCLAD CANADIAN WESTERN RED & UK CEDAR TIMBER CLADDING

We offer Western Red Cedar in two variations; Canadian and UK Homegrown.

Cedar timber cladding will colour down to a silver/grey colour if it is not protected as soon as installation is complete with a good quality semi or fully translucent UV-radiation protective coating.

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FURTHER INFORMATION

All grading information is given as guidance, to meet the criteria set through CE marking, quality and grading requirements.

All products we machine in house are selected after machining and before final packaging. For further details on the grade, please contact us, likewise we are more than happy to work with you to create grading criteria bespoke to your project. Products can be supplied as FSC® and/ or PEFC® certified timber.

We also offer further information on European Redwood with Euro Class B Fire Treatment.

If you are looking for Canadian WRC Certigrade™ Blue Label Shingles, click here.

CANADIAN WESTERN RED CEDAR

Canadian Western Red Timber Cladding is a durable softwood.

This timber is slow grown, naturally durable, stable, light weight and has a natural beauty and warmth complemented by a uniform fine grain which makes it easy to work with and finish. It is a soft timber and can be nailed or screwed. However, as it is a soft timber it may be more prone to physical damage such as splitting and indentation/bruising, so care should be taken.

Most Western Red Cedar used in the U.K. is imported from North America and Western Canada.

Canadian WRC 2 Clear & Better

  • PEFC Certified, sustainably sourced Timber
  • Imported from Canada
  • All timber is sourced and machined to CE Quality Grading Requirements
  • Max live knot diameter on face: 19mm. Limited along the length of timber
  • Many boards supplied are clear boards.

Canadian WRC 2 Clear & Better 15% 4 Clear

  • PEFC Certified, sustainably sourced Timber
  • Imported from Canada
  • All timber is sourced and machined to CE Quality Grading Requirements
  • Max live knot diameter on face: 38mm. Limited along the length of timber
  • Many boards supplied are clear boards
  • Including a percentage of boards graded to No. 4 Clear, the majority meeting No. 2 Clear

HOMEGROWN (UK) WESTERN RED CEDAR

Homegrown Western Red Cedar has been growing in our country for 90 years plus. The UK/ Homegrown counterpart is faster grown, therefore is only a Moderately Durable softwood.

Homegrown Cedar is significantly cheaper over North American and Western Canadian alternative and from a carbon foot print perspective, is worth considering as the product does not have to travel half way round the world to our country.

Homegrown WRC

  • FSC Certified, sustainably sourced Timber
  • Grown within the United Kingdom
  • All timber is sourced and machined to CE Quality Grading Requirements
  • Faster grown than imported species, large and frequent knots along the length.

Canadian

Origin: North America and Western Canada

Quality: Imported as No.2 Clear and Better and No 4 Clear and Better and we do our own bespoke specialist quality grading and selection

Dimensional stability: It has a very low shrinkage factor and is superior to all other coniferous woods in its resistance to warping, twisting and checking

Typical end uses: Cladding, Brise Soleil systems, Shingles & Decking

Durability: Durable, High resistance to decay

 

Homegrown

Origin: Locally Sourced from within Great Britain

Quality: Faster grown than imported species, large and frequent knots along the length

Dimensional stability: Low shrinkage factor not as resistant to warping and checking as imported WRC.

Typical end uses: Cladding

Durability: Moderately Durable

 

Canadian & Homegrown

Wood Type: Softwood

Sustainability: Sourced from well managed forests – FSC® and/ or PEFC® certified timber

Availability: Sawn and planed products in a wide range of thicknesses, widths and profiled patterns

Colour: Salmon Pink Sapwood to Dark Brown Heartwood – If left unprotected, it will turn to a silver grey colour.

Density: 390 kg per m3 at 16% Moisture Content

Fixings: Stainless steel fixings are always recommended. 

Strength & Working Properties: As it is a soft timber it can be more prone to physical damage in terms of splitting and indentation/bruising, care should be taken.

Typical Section Sizes: Ex 22, 32, 50, 75mm x 22, 50, 75, 100, 125, 150, 175mm

Typical Lengths: 1.828m (6ft) – 4.88m (16ft)

Chemical Properties: This specie has natural preservatives which can have a corrosive effect on some unprotected metals, causing a black stain on the wood.

Regular Fixings

NWC1

NWC1

NWC2

NWC2

NWCC1

NWCC1

NWFE2

NWFE2

 
 

Secret Fixings

NWSN1

NWSN1

NWSN2

NWSN2

 
 

Corner Fixings

NWA1

NWA1

NWA2

NWA2

NWA3

NWA3

NWA4

NWA4

 

Get in touch for other requirements, including bespoke profiles, balflap profiles, various sized PSE boards and Window reveals/cill.

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