Western Red Cedar (Thuja plicata), is cut from the log in slabs; 8″, 6″, 4″ and 1¾” thick. At each cut the sawyer aims to maximise the yield of high grade Clear timber. The wide slabs are further sawn to various widths, again, to maximise high grade yield, this produces a range of standard sizes.

Thuja Plicata

Valued for its beauty, stability, durability and thermal efficiency – Cedar has remained a species of choice for external claddings for centuries. Its durability has become legendary amongst gardeners with Cedar Greenhouses and Victorian home-owners with original Cedar conservatories. Cedar is classified as “Class 2 Durable” by BS EN 350. Furthermore BS 8417 provides for an expected 60 year service life if sapwood is excluded. Today, these properties of Cedar, coupled with certified sustainable credentials, continue to make it a favoured modern construction material. It blends effortlessly with other facade materials to give a low-maintenance, contemporary appearance to many current building projects.

The 4″ thick Cedar can be re-sawn to produce 2 pieces of 2″ resulting in
  • 2 x 8
  • 2 x 6
  • 2 x 4
The 2″ can be further sawn to produce 1″ thickness.


Qualities are graded in accordance with the tried and tested Pacific Lumber Inspection Bureau (PLIB) “R” List Export Rules, although special custom grades are available where sufficient quantity justifies.

WRC 1 x 6 sawn MBM Clear Select

WRC 4 x 6 sawn #4 Clea

WRC 4 x 6 sawn #2 Clear & better

WRC 1 ¾ x 4 sawn MBM Clear Select

R List Grades

No 2 Clear and Better  

No 4 Clear 

Factory Flitch 

Decking grades are custom grades developed to meet that specific end use. 

Cedar Shingles

Stocked in the highest grade, “Number 1 Blue Label”, in the normal UK / Irish dimension. FiveX 16″.

  • Kiln Dried
  • 100% Heartwood
  • 100% Clear
  • 100% Vertical Grain
  • Can be preservative treated to order

Shingles come in bundles of random widths; each bundle will cover 25 ft² when laid at the normal exposure of 5″, which is suitable for roof pitches of 18° or steeper.

Bundles are palletised 40 to 50 bundles per pallet.


More information can be found by downloading the following pdf document.

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