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Red Cedar Battens – Pack of 10

Best quality Cedar battens

£58.00 + vat£78.00 + vat

10 Red Cedar Battens – Clear Grade Ideal for slatted fencing
Our Red Cedar battens are the highest grade available and machined to perfection in our workshop.

Planed on all four sides to a smooth finish and checked for quality.

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Red Cedar Battens  available in three sizes and a range of lengths.

44mm x 17mm
38mm x 17mm
28mm x 17mm

If you are looking to introduce a contemporary slatted fence to your garden or are planning to clad a building, our Red Cedar battens are the perfect option. We actually use these battens to build our Cequence slatted fence panels so you can be assured they are the best quality.

Our Cedar battens are widely used by landscapers, builders and home owners. They can be used to create slatted garden fencing or they can used for cladding buildings and a whole host of other garden projects. Wether you are planning to have fencing with gaps between or privacy fencing we have battens to suit.  All of our battens are the highest grade of Cedar available and machined in house by our team of joinery specialists.

Western Red Cedar is the perfect material for garden fencing and exterior joinery. It has special properties that make it both durable and a beautiful to look at.  The natural occurring colour variation of Cedar works really well within both modern and traditional garden spaces, the clean horizontal lines are a popular design feature.

Choosing a supplier for your Cedar battens should not only be about price, quality and availability are also important factors. The Contemporary Fencing team pride themselves in ensuring that you will receive only the best battens for your project. We actually hold stock of the raw materials to produce battens, we don’t wait weeks for it to arrive, it is already here! Due to recent events with Covid and Brexit we have invested in even bigger stock levels so you can rest assured that we can supply your order quickly with out any fuss.

Key Facts

  • Brings contemporary Style to your garden
  • Ideal for creating slatted fencing
  •  Perfect for cladding buildings
  • Available in wide range of lengths
  • High Quality Western Red Cedar
  • Available in three sizes
  • 100s of happy customers
  • Clear Grade 2 Western Red Cedar

Tips for using Cedar Battens

When using Cedar battens for slatted fencing and cladding its always a good idea to trim both ends of your battens. This ensures that the battens will fit together flush and tight for a sealmess look. When battens are machined the ends are not always perfectly square so trimming them is the best way to ensure they are perfect for your project. You should also use stainless steel screws, nails or pins with Cedar to give a long lasting fixing. Non stainless fixings will result in black marks and staining of the timber.
When treating or staining your battens it is importanat to make sure that they have properly dried out before attempting to stain them. We reccomned only treating them during the summer months and leave them for at least six weeks of warm weather. Cedar should only be treated when its completely dry.

Why Slatted fencing?

The rise in popularity of slatted fencing has been huge. One of the reasons for this is that the strong lines of horizontal fencing contrasts so well against plants and natural elements.
It is a real case of opposites attracting! On the one hand you have the strong structural lines of horizontal fencing and the other hand the natural form of plants and trees, together they just work!
But why is horizontal slatted fencing so appealing to look at?  Well we think it may have a lot to do with the shadows between each strip of wood.  These shadows act as a separator allowing your eye to perceive each individual board. This is further highlighted when these boards run around the garden uninterrupted. Combine this with the wonderful varied colours of Western Red Cedar and it just becomes something really special.

Western Red Cedar Properties

Graded to BS1186-3 Part 4 Class 1
Quality Controlled Production Methods – Exceeds NLGA grading rules
Clean and consistent quality – Knots rarely present
Green Cedar  21- 30%  – Not Kiln Dried
Clear Grade 2 unless otherwise stated
Permitted – Occasional small sound tight knots are permitted within industry grading rules –  these will be sound tight knots.
Minor shrinkage may occur as our Cedar battens are green when new, this is usually a maximum of 2% – 3%
Occasional – light sap wood may be present in small percentage of boards.
Small splits on ends are permitted on small percentage of boards.
Machining marks may be present on a small quantity of boards, these may be small blemishes or stains from machining processes.
Boards with minor curvature and twisting, as far as proper installation is ensured. As a guide, a 10mm deviation from true is permitted on a 19 x 38 x 2440mm board. The longer the board, the greater the deviation from true is permitted.

The natural colour variation of  our Western Red Cedar battens are 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 effect of this naturally occurring colour variation when used within a garden scheme is second to none. These unique characteristics separate Cedar from all other types of timber and set it as the favourite choice for garden designers and architects for use within contemporary schemes.

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.

Some clients prefer to maintain the look of the warm colours of Cedar and opt to have the fencing panels treated. We recommend Textrol HES – UV  protection oil to protect and enhance the colour of your Cedar.  Textrol HES  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.

Our Cedar Battens and boards are machined in house. We take care to ensure that the Cedar we produce is consistent and high quality.
All the work we do far exceeds most nationally accepted standards. When machining natural products there are always variations that occur but these will always fall within the accepted quality controls.

Our Price Promise

Why buy from The Contemporary Fencing Company?

Our products are always competitively priced, we strive to ensure that we keep costs as low as possible without compromising quality. With many years experience sourcing timber and landscaping materials we always keep adequate and steady stock levels.

Our Fencing company had humble beginnings, the reason we have grown and are successful is simple. We care about what we do, we love working with wood and creating beautiful products that work.

The Contemporary Fencing Company started out provided high quality Fencing for residential and commercial customers. As our company grew we added more products that met with our ethos of quality design and craftsmanship. We are now proud to be a London Stone Partner and have added a fantastic range of hard landscaping materials including porcelain paving, walling and quality composite decking.

So whether you have a modern garden project or something more traditional our product range will have something to offer. We now also have a fantastic landscaping showroom open so you can come and see what we do. Take a browse through the landscaping displays and stroke our green walls. There is nothing better than seeing something in real life before buying.

For trade customers we are happy for you to visit with your customers and can provide a space for client meetings if needed. Equally please feel free to send your customers in and we will look after them offering advice on all our landscaping options. Our new showroom is a great space to get inspiration and show customers what is possible. We want people to visit and come away with ideas and inspiration.

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