The Shakes striking appearance, and the stunning silver hue it develops with age, makes it highly sought after for even simple residential roofing and cladding. The product is supplied by the bundle and comes in random widths, and only the top grade is supplied. They can be supplied untreated or with a clear preservative compliant with BS 8417, and if your project requires this, it can also be fire treated at a specialist centre.
Furthermore, it provides superb sound dampening for your roof as well as exceptional resistance to all weathers. It is available in several combinations of width and length. The size that is readily available from stock is 600mm x 19mm Heavies. A maximum 20% flatgrain is permitted, according to the shakes’ certigrade grading rules.