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Canadian Western Red Cedar is a slow grown, naturally durable species of timber. It is stable and light weight, with 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.

Cedar will naturally weather down to a silver/grey colour if it is not protected once installed.

The species is durable and does not need additional treatment for external use. For an element of colour stability the product can be high pressure treated with the "Brunnea" option, containing a brown pigment.

Grades:

  • PEFC Certified, sustainably sourced timber.
  • Imported from Canada.
  • All timber is sourced and machined to CE Quality Grading Requirements.
  • Many boards supplied are clear boards.

- Canadian WRC 2 Clear & Better:

Maximum live knot diameter on face: 19 mm, limited along the length of timber.

- Canadian WRC 2 Clear & Better 15% 4 Clear:

  • Maximum live knot diameter on face: 38 mm, limited along the length of timber.
  • Including a percentage of boards graded to No. 4 Clear, the majority meeting No. 2 Clear.

Typical end uses:

Timber cladding, brise soleil, solar shading, cedar shingles.

Standards:

Quality of timber (Exposed Surfaces): To EN 14915 – NORclad Timber Cladding is produced in accordance with factory production control for selection, grading, machining and preservative treatment of solid wood cladding.

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Standard product features

Wood type:

Softwood.

Thickness:

18 mm.

Colour:

Salmon pink sapwood to dark brown heartwood, if left unprotected, it will turn to a silver grey colour.

Edges:

Square or as per profile.

Origin:

North America and Western Canada.

Sustainability:

All from well managed forests - PEFC, FSC and or CSC certified.

Density (12% moisture content):

390 kg/m³.

Dimensional stability:

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

Recommend fixings:

Only top quality stainless steel fixings should be used to avoid corrosion of fixings and blue staining of the profile.

Options

Size:

1.8–4.8 m and longer.

Profiles:

Bespoke profiles, PSE boards etc. can all be machined on request.

NBS Specification

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This product is associated with the following NBS Create clause:
45-45-95/350 Softwood weatherboards

Product specification

An important note about specifying

Manufacturer

Name:

NORclad Limited

Tel:

+44 (0)1275 794735

Product reference

Canadian Western Red Cedar Timber Cladding

Grade

[Canadian WRC 2 Clear & Better]
[Canadian WRC 2 Clear & Better 15% 4 Clear]

Profile

[NWBB1]
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Board and batten, 22 x 75/150 mm, 165 mm cover width.
[NWC1]
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PTG open V, 22 x 150 mm, 125 mm cover width.
[NWC2]
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PTG open square, 22 x 150 mm, 125 mm cover width.
[NWC3]
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PTG open round, 22 x 150 mm, 125 mm cover width.
[NWCC1]
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Chamfered cladding, 22 x 150 mm, 132 mm cover width.
[NWFE2]
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Feather edge, 32 x 150 mm, 125 mm cover width.
[NWS1]
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Shiplap, 22 x 150 mm, 130 mm cover width.
[NWSN1]
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PTG open V, 22 x 100 mm, 72 mm cover width.
[NWSN2]
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PTG open square, 22 x 100 mm, 72 mm cover width.
[NWSN3]
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PTG open round, 22 x 100 mm, 72 mm cover width.

Corner trims

[Not required]
[NWA1]
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75 x 75 mm.
[NWA2]
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50 x 50 mm.
[NWA3]
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63 x 63 mm.
[NWA4]
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50 x 50 mm.

Brunnea high pressure treatment

[Required]
[Not required]

Manufacturer details

21 C & D Somerset Square,
Nailsea,
Bristol,
County of Bristol, BS48 1RQ
Tel +44 (0)1275 794735
Fax +44 (0)1275 794441
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