Six good reasons to get your cedar from us…..
Durablity, Stability, Beauty, NZ Grown and processed….
Western Red Cedar (Thuja Plicata) is one of the world’s premier timber species – attractive in appearance, free of resin, aromatic, light in weight, dimensionally stable, and easy to work and finish. All our cedar weatherboards are a tight knot, all heartwood grade. All our cedar has been inspected and checked for grade conformance 3 times before it is ready for dispatch to the customer.
Western Red Cedar is renowned for its stability – superior to all other coniferous woods in its resistance to warping, twisting and checking. Cedar is hygroscopic, naturally absorbing and releasing moisture to remain in balance with the surrounding atmosphere.
Western Red Cedar is one of nature’s truly remarkable building materials, with its distinctive beauty, natural durability and centuries of proven performance. One of its most valuable characteristics is its high resistance to decay. Western Red Cedar is one of the most durable coniferous species for above-ground applications and, if correctly finished and maintained, will last for many years.
- Good insulation.
Western Red Cedar’s low density and high proportion of air-filled cavities to fibre mass makes this one of the best thermal insulators among commonly available softwood timbers. Western Red Cedar’s insulation properties are far superior to concrete, steel or brick.
- Truly sustainable. Not Ancient rainforest timber!
Western Red Cedar is the ultimate green product. It produces fewer greenhouse gases, generates less water and air pollution and uses less energy to produce than alternatives. Ours comes from a renewable and sustainable resource, NZ Forest service plantations dating from the 1930s and 40s. So definitely no 1000 yr old trees being cut down to clad your new home..
- Earthquake tolerant.
Western Red Cedar weatherboard cladding is lightweight and flexible. When combined with timber-framed construction, it will provide structural integrity and safety that is unmatched by other house building materials.