Cedar Timber Frame

Cedar Timber Frame? Or Cladding?

Western red cedar is a popular choice for cladding due to its excellent durability and stability alongside great thermal and acoustic properties.  It has a low tendency to twist, shrink, check or warp.  This low-density timber is light and relatively easy to install, displaying only small movements with changes in humidity.

An important characteristic is having a good thermal insulator, wood is traditionally an excellent thermal insulator. This means it will help keep buildings cool in the summer and reduce heating costs in the winter.

Western Red Cedar is particularly effective when it comes to acoustics, because of the high internal friction created by the internal moisture, wood has more sound damping capacity than most structural materials, meaning a good Cedar Timber frame or cladding can be used to help reduce noise or to confine it to certain areas.

The conduction of heat in wood is directly related to its density. Woods with low density have the highest thermal insulating value because such woods contain a high proportion of cell cavities. In dry wood, these cavities are filled with air which is one of the best known thermal insulators.

When left untreated the timber will fade to a beautiful silver sheen.  As it contains no resin it can also take a range of paints, stains and to complement your building style.

If you arent sure what wood should be used for your timber frame project then get in touch and discuss it with us. We work with the big three quality construction timbers readily available in the UK – oak, Douglas fir and larch.

We source from PEFC and FSC certified suppliers meaning you can be sure that the forestry methods are responsible and the stocks sustainable. We also work in Glulaminated beams which are available in many different timbers. Lesser softwoods can be used internally for sarking boards, and we commonly use Western Red Cedar as exterior cladding.

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