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.