The natural colour variation of our Western Red Cedar is simply stunning. Colours vary from 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 naturally occurring colours of Cedar are unique and very beautiful. These 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.
Graded to BS1186-3 Part 4 Class 1
Quality Controlled Production Methods – CF in House quality control
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 baens 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 permied 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 permied on a 19 x 38 x 2440mm board. The longer the board, the greater the deviation from true is permitted.