The majority of western red cedar cladding used in this country is imported from Canada. However, British cedar has been grown in our woodlands for over a hundred years and the timber is ideal for exterior cladding. As Canadian cedar becomes increasingly expensive, British grown cedar cladding offers a significantly cheaper alternative and avoids the substantial environmental impact of shipping.
Although both versions are the same specie it is important to be aware that the British grown timber is visually very different from that grown in Canada. British grown cedar is paler and contains frequent dark knots resulting in a more rustic appearance. British cedar is just as stable and has a more consistent colouring which leads to more consistent weathering.
British cedar is available in both sawn and machined profiles.