Can be finished with any external coatings or left to turn to a silvery grey colour. It is more stable than many other softwood as it rarely shrinks or twists, and it's low density makes it light and easy to work. Has superb acoustic and thermal properties. Stainless steel fixings are recommended to avoid face discolouration.
Rated BS EN 350 class 3 moderately durability (see below), naturally occurring ithujaplicins create the distinctive aroma and a natural toxic to fungi. The species name plicata derives from a Greek word meaning "folded in plaits", a reference to the pattern of its small leaves.
What can you use British Cedar for? It's suitable for exterior cladding, landscaping work, decking, fencing, but it's equally at home being used as internal cladding. Please note home grown cedar has more knots than Canadian cedar which will include a limited amount of dead knots.
Timber is a natural product therefore the products we supply has variations in markings, shape, colour, size, texture. The Seller neither guarantees nor warrants that such variations will not occur, or that the Goods will conform to any sample either in markings, size, shape, colour and general quality.
Durability is the ability of a species to resist decay either naturally or through preservatives. The Class is based on the ability of the heartwood (inner part of the tree) to resist fungal decay. The sapwood (the living outermost portion of the tree)is considered not durable and should not be used for external projects without preservative.
BS EN 350 has 5 classes of durability they are:-
Class 1 to 3 can be left as untreated timber, a natural ageing process will accrue e.g. Cedar will turn a grey colour. Class 4 and 5 will need to be treated with preservatives.
For further information see www.greenspec.co.uk/building-design/cladding-durability-quality