Cedar Wood Shingles & Shakes
Cedar has a fine even grain, their low density and light weight making it easy to work with. The wood has a characteristic pleasing spicy aroma. Cedar shingles are used on domestic dwellings and public buildings. They are ideal for chalets, sheds, summerhouses, animal shelters (stables) and mobile homes as well as conventional dwellings.
Environment Cedar logs are harvested from renewable well managed forests, which may allow re-harvesting in as few as 50 years and there for are one of the lower carbon footprint building products.
Cedar shingles are delivered in bundles comprising approximately 2.28m2.
For further information please contact us as both Eastern White and Western Red cedar shingles and shakes available.
Cembrit Eastern White Cedar Shingles
Grading Eastern White Cedar Shingles are produced in three grades, A, B & C.
A (Blue Label) is knot free, paler in shade and homogeneous. B (Red Label) is similar to A but may contain knots in the top unexposed area of the shingle. C (Black Label) may contain visible sound knots, is a darker shade and more varied in appearance. Our suppliers only offer A Grade shingles treated or untreated as A is the only grade suitable for pitched roofing. B and C are only suitable for vertical applications.
Untreated shingles will have an in-service life of 25-30 years. Paint or stain will add 10 to 15% to service life but must be re-applied every 5-7 years. Factory applied ACQ treatment can add 25-30 years.
Width: from 75mm to 300mm in each bundle
Thickness (exposed end): 10mm
Exposed area: 100-150mm
Minimum Roof Pitch: 14°
Marley Eternit Western Red Cedar Shingles
Western red cedar shingles from Marley are a truly renewable and sustainable roofing and cladding material, with one of the lowest carbon footprints of any widely used building product.
Besides the beautiful aesthetics they also boast a range of properties that make them ideal for many projects. Marley shingles are incredibly tough and robust, and resistant to winter frosts, strong winds, even nail impacts. As a result, you can be certain that you are investing in a shingle that is designed to stand the test of time. They are free from defects, and also provide a high degree of thermal insulation to ensure a more pleasant environment for the occupants of the building. Our shingles also have PEFC accreditation for further assurance.
These roof shingles are ideal for renovation projects. This is because the red colour of the wood changes over time. As the wood ages, it develops a beautiful silver-grey hue, which helps the building to blend in with the natural environment. The wooden shingles are made from a block of cedar. This block is sawn on both sides, resulting in a smooth surface.
Width: from 75mm to 350mm in each bundle
Thickness (at the butt, tapering): 10mm
Minimum Roof Pitch: 14°