Why we use Cedar
Cedar is lightweight, dimensionally stable, naturally resistant to splitting, cupping, and warping. Cedar is easy to handle, can be cut, shaped, and accepts screws easily. It remains flat and stays straight – Cedar warps little to none at all compared to other woods. This makes it perfect for constructing high quality fencing that will stand the test of time.
Some clients prefer to maintain the look of the warm colours of Cedar and opt to have the fencing panels treated. We recommend Aquadeck UV protection and stain to protect and enhance the colour of your Cedar. Aquadeck is available to buy in our online shop. This enhances the natural colours of the Cedar panels and keeps them looking fresh as the day they were installed. Normally this stain would need to be refreshed every two to three years to keep the panels looking their best.
The natural colour variation of Western Red Cedar is simply stunning. Colours vary form light honey tones through soft reds to dark browns. Within this range of colours there are also two and three tone swirling patterns of natural grain.
The reason that these colours stand out when used as a horizontal slatted fence is that between each slat of cedar there is a small gap. These shadow gaps seperate the colours of cedar framing them, this allows each individual colour to be appreciated.
Cedar has a natural preservative oil within it that eliminates the need for further chemical treatments it acts as natural preservative to help the wood resist rot and decay. This makes it the perfect material to construct quality fencing. Many people prefer to allow their cedar fencing to “naturally age” outdoors without any finish at all. Over time the colour will weather to a handsome silver-grey highlighted by darker streaks, and the grain of the wood will become slightly raised.