Silva Select Western Red Cedar Rainscreen Cladding
- Profile & Coverage
- About Western Red Cedar
- Further Information
Silva Select Western Red Cedar Rainscreen Profile
Protect any commercial or residential building from the elements with our contemporary-look Western Red Cedar rainscreen profile cladding, which is usually installed horizontally.
The small gap between each board allows for dimensional movement, plus it enables very good air circulation, while creating a modern and smart shadow line effect.
Since this cladding style is open-jointed, it should be used in conjunction with a UV resistant, high-performance breather membrane.
High Quality Raw Materials Imported Direct from Canada
Our reputation is built on the quality of the raw materials we use, and the Silva Select Western Red Cedar is a great example of this. Sourced from British Columbia’s largest and most respected sawmills, Silva Select cladding has a distinctive aroma and luxurious appearance that only comes from old growth trees harvested in the British Columbia coastal region. It’s graded three times at source, after which we re-grade it to maintain quality, which always exceeds official industry R-List Grading Rules.
Kiln Dried for Minimal Site Acclimatising
Freshly felled logs contain lots of water, and we believe the best way to remove the moisture evenly in every stack of timber, is by kiln drying. We do this to a moisture content of 16-18% (+/-2%), which is the optimal moisture content for external cladding in the UK. So cladding can be installed with minimal acclimatisation on site and can be coated straight away too. Find out more about kiln drying.
A Complete Cladding System
Aside from cladding, we also offer a complete range of components and accessories, including battens, Tyvek® breather membrane, stainless steel nails, door / window trim, soffits, fascia, barge boards, corner sections and a wide range of coatings and cleaning products – everything you need to complete the job.
Need Large Quantities or Regular Supply?
Whatever your Western Red Cedar needs, our relationships with western Canada’s leading sawmills mean that we can always accommodate you. Please get in touch with us to discuss your requirement.
18 x 94mm
Size: 18 x 94mm
Coverage: 99mm (assuming 5mm gap between boards)
Linear metres per square metre: 10.10
18 x 144mm
Size: 18 x 144mm
Coverage: 149mm (assuming 5mm gap between boards)
Linear metres per square metre: 6.71
Silva Select Western Red Cedar is graded three times at source and then again at Silva Timber during the production process.
Select No. 2 Clear & Better
Select No. 2 Clear & Better provides a very high quality appearance, is all heartwood and contains a high percentage of vertical grain wood fibre with some flat grain included.
Select No. 2 Clear & Better (allowing 15% No. 4 Clear)
Select No.2 Clear & Better is the most economical clear grade. A slight relaxing of the grading standard allows it to be sold at a lower price point than pure Select No. 2 Clear & Better with minimal compromise on quality.
Western Red Cedar - the Ultimate Outdoor Wood
Western Red Cedar is synonymous with beauty and durability; however it has a number of natural attributes that make it the ultimate outdoor wood.
• Naturally durable species
• Durability Class 2 (BSEN350:2)
• Proven life expectancy of 60+ years
• Twice the stability of most commonly available wood species
• Does not excessively shrink, swell or warp through changes in moisture or temperature
• Lies flat, stays straight and holds fasteners tightly
• Produces long, lightweight lengths
• Fine grain and uniform texture make it easy to cut, drill, sand, saw and insert screws and nails using common tools
• Readily accepts many types of wood finish due to its lack of pitch and resin
• Natural resistance to moisture, decay and insect damage
• One of the world’s most durable wood species
• Lasts for decades, even in harsh environments
We operate a fast and efficient timber delivery service throughout the UK, using both our own fleet and an approved 3rd party service provider. Woodcare, fasteners and accessories are all dispatched using our courier service and are available in a choice of express (2-3 days) or next day delivery.
Delivery charges vary based on the products you have ordered, the location of your delivery, the value of your order and the delivery service you require.
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Our economy delivery service uses our own delivery vehicles and is available in selected postcode areas only. Orders are grouped with others within specific regions and scheduled accordingly. This allows us to provide a significantly lower delivery rate. We endeavour to despatch your order as quickly as possible, however the date can vary depending on other orders in your area, up to a maximum of 14 days. Feel free to contact our customer support team on T: 0151 541 5485 for an estimated delivery date prior to ordering.
If you require your order urgently we are able to deliver via an independent haulier within 5-7 working days (factory coated orders may take a little longer). Once your order has been placed online, a member of our customer support team will contact you by phone to arrange a convenient delivery day and discuss your requirements. Deliveries usually take place between Monday & Friday between 8am and 6pm.
Deliveries to Northern Ireland, Orkney Islands, Argyll & Bute, Isle of Wight, the Isle of Man and Shetland Islands use our specialist delivery service. Delivery charges are calculated by the number of pallet spaces taken up by the load.
A pallet space is 1.22 metres or part thereof. The number of pallet spaces taken is determined by the longest item on the order. For example, if you order 2.44 metre long deck boards you will be charged for 2 pallet spaces.
Deliveries using this service usually take place 3 - 5 days after we receive your order (factory coated orders may take a little longer). We will contact you by phone to arrange a convenient delivery day. Deliveries usually take place Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm.
A Saturday delivery service is available on request and subject to availability (additional charges will apply). Please contact our customer support team on T: 0151 541 5485 for a quote.
Smaller items like screws or wood finish are delivered using a reliable express parcel service. Our standard leadtime for this service is 2-3 days. Next working day delivery is also available on smaller items ordered before 11am.
Although rare, an additional charge may be payable should the delivery company require to attempt more than two deliveries of the same order.
Deliveries are often made on large vehicles. Please let us know in advance if there are any access restrictions; for example narrow streets / farm tracks, parking restrictions, road works etc which may affect delivery. Failure to notify us, in advance, of any access restrictions may result in additional delivery charges and / or an inability to fulfil the delivery.
To keep delivery charges to a minimum, goods are manually offloaded from the delivery vehicle. Someone must be on-site to sign for the delivery and to assist with the offload. If your order contains large lengths of timber you may need additional people on hand to help. As with most companies delivering building materials, delivery obligation ends at the kerbside.
If you would prefer to arrange your own haulage or collect in person please let us know. Collection is from either our Widnes (Cheshire) or Harmondsworth (W. London) branch. We can schedule in your collection so that your goods are picked and packed in advance and our warehouse team can assist in loading your vehicle promptly.
As orders may need to be processed, picked and packed from multiple locations we are unfortunately unable to offer a 'Click & Collect' service.
Customers will be contacted to arrange a convenient date and time for collection.
What time will my delivery arrive?
We appreciate that you may be taking time off work so we suggest that you request a call either on the morning of the agreed delivery date or one hour before delivery - whatever suits. Just enter your request in the 'Special Instructions' box on the order page.
What if I live outside the UK mainland?
We can arrange delivery for timber pretty much anywhere but you will need to contact us first to obtain a quote. We have successfully delivered to the Orkney Islands, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Jersey, Guernsey, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, France, Spain (mainland), Majorca, Malta, Italy, Portugal, Gibraltar, Switzerland and Kenya. Please note we are unable to ship woodcare products to addresses outside of the UK.
Do you offer Next Day Delivery?
Next working day delivery is available on smaller courier items for UK mainland customers ordering before 11am, Monday to Friday. Next Day Delivery orders placed on weekends will be despatched on Monday for delivery Tuesday.
How soon will I receive my order?
For smaller items such as screws, nails, wood care products and shingles that are in stock, we aim to have your order with you within a few working days, with a next day delivery service available to most UK regions. Due to the nature of our larger items, such as deck boards, cladding and fencing, our picking and delivery times can vary. Once your order is placed a member of our sales team will contact you to arrange a suitable and prompt date of delivery.
What happens with my order?
Once an order is placed, it is keyed into our CRM system and added to the schedule for the operations team to pick. Customers are contacted the day after their order is placed to arrange a convenient delivery date.
Once picked, the order is then packed and tightly shrink-wrapped to ensure secure delivery.
We aim to dispatch orders from our warehouse to our delivery partners within 2-3 days, providing a rapid turnaround for customers.
Customers are called on the day of their delivery with an estimated time of arrival.
We’re confident that the products and service you receive from Silva Timber are of the highest quality. We consistently receive positive feedback from customers and love to see how our timber has been used for projects both large and small. Feel free to contact us at any time with news of your build or for any further advice.
Cladding Installation Manual
Fire Retardant Treatment
This product is PEFC certified.
PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organisation founded in 1999 which promotes sustainably managed forests through independent third party certification. The PEFC provides an assurance mechanism to purchasers of wood and paper products that they are promoting the sustainable management of forests.
PEFC works throughout the entire forest supply chain to promote good practice in the forest and to ensure that timber and non-timber forest products are produced with respect for the highest ecological, social and ethical standards. Thanks to its eco-label, customers and consumers are able to identify products from sustainably managed forests.
Silva Timber meets the requirements for PEFC Chain of Custody within the BM TRADA Certification Limited Scheme for TRADA - Trak chain of custody certification.
Certificate number: BMT-PEFC-0319
Expected Service Life
Kiln Dried to a 16-18% moisture content
TRADA Durability Class: 2
TRADA Moisture Movement Class: Small
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