Western Red Cedar envelopes urban property in Southwest London

Etc Urban recently completed a residential project in Southwest London that transformed an outdated and unrenovated 1970s bungalow into a visually striking 21st century home.

"Owners Ed and Claire requested the 2 bed bungalow to be turned into a contemporary family house comprising of a floating timber box above an existing plinth."  Philip Thornton, Managing Director, etc Urban

Silva Timber’s Western Red Cedar 19 x 38 Trim Boards were used extensively on the exterior of the property. By using Western Red Cedar rather than a man made material, the home was given much warmth and character. The defined horizontal lines give the structure a strong urban presence.

"The Western Red Cedar trim boards are used to give texture to the simple forms and to link visually between the elements. They are spaced in order to create shadow gaps, giving a uniform “hatched” architectural textured facade."

The versatility of Western Red Cedar is demonstrated in this project; being used for cladding, fencing as well as a custom built gate.

Silva Timber’s 19 x 38 trim boards are immensely popular with landscapers and garden designers. They are frequently used to add an elegant and contemporary look to the garden. The crisp, clean lines and warm colour tones of cedar make this product blend in beautifully with natural surroundings as well as contrasting nicely with man-made materials such as slate, render and glass panels.