The Timbeck Western red cedar cladding range is suited to all building requirements – residential, commercial, industrial and recreational. Western Red Cedar’s lightweight nature makes it very easy to install. It has fantastic dimensional stability and low shrinkage rates, reducing the risk or movement within the product, ensuring excellence in performance over time.
When you’re trying to source the best timber panelling for your next project, you’re guaranteed to find the ideal profile from within our extensive range. We manufacture only the highest grade of Western Red Cedar, sure to suit any given project.
We have more than 50 years in supplying timber products Australia wide and we’re experts in the field – you can enjoy the peace of mind you’re getting the best product available.
Our Western Red Cedar panelling is produced in four profile categories: Shiplap, Vee Joint, Regency and Sauna, which all accommodate the tongue and groove design, allowing the use of either face of concealed fixing methods.
Our Western red cedar cladding is suitable for exterior cladding, external cladding, external wall cladding and any commercial applications. Our large range of durable timber is all Australian-owned, with additional cladding options available to supply and meet the demands of any designers and projects. All timbers we produce have versatile applications for buildings, constructions and any mouldings required for maintenance.
Is Western Red Cedar a hardwood or softwood?
Western red cedar timber is a softwood cladding species. More specifically, the timber is easy to mould and work with for architecture while being highly durable and weather resistant.
Is there a difference between Red Cedar and Western Red Cedar?
Yes, there are key differences between the two red cedar timbers. The red cedar is much shorter in length than the western red cedar, and also has greater durability than most timbers, as the western red cedar species is known for surviving for over 900 years. The western red cedar also has a peculiar pattern that is formed by the leaves of the tree that spray a particular scent and aroma.
Why is Western Red Cedar so expensive?
Western Red Cedar Cladding is often considered one of the most expensive and distinctly unique softwoods due to its physical features and elements. This is because of its colour, texture, quality, straight grain, interior, natural resistance, fixed vertically and outstanding dimensional stability. However, the most desired feature of the western red cedar cladding wood is its extreme durability against weather and any liquids. Due to this, western red cedar cladding timber has been in high demand for roofing materials for various buildings around Australia.
Do I need to treat Western Red Cedar Cladding?
Due to the natural resistance and weather-protected application of the timber cladding, it is typically not required to treat the timber before you acquire it. However, like all timbers, the western red cedar can be subject to potential fungus and small insects. Due to the unique properties of the western red cedar timber, external applications and protection for the timber typically are not required, especially if the wood is located in an indoor area away from moisture or weather.
How long does Western Red Cedar last outside?
A finished western red cedar cladding product can last over 50 years if it is inside a building and not in contact with any moisture or rain from the outside. If it is in an outdoor structure that does not touch the ground like a deck or fence board, it has the potential to last up to 30 years. However, if the cedar is in internal lining boards or feature walls that are connected directly to the ground and outdoor areas, it may last up to 20 years.