Red Cedar Battens for slatted fencing available in three sizes and a range of lengths.
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.
- 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.