We are a family run business of joiners and master craftsmen based in the South West of England with over 30 years’ experience in the building industry.
Made to measure
No minimum order
Highest quality Cedar
The UK’s first and only Cedar cladding specialist
We established Cedar Direct when we were unable to find a sustainable, high quality, cost effective source of Canadian Western Red Cedar cladding in the UK.
However, whilst Canadian Western Red Cedar cladding is undoubtedly the ‘gold standard product’ it is expensive to harvest and import into the UK. We also found that we were working on an increasing number of projects where sustainability, low carbon footprint and minimal environmental impact was at the heart of the design. This led us to evaluate whether locally grown alternatives were a viable option.
Championing British Cedar cladding
From our base in the South West of England we already had exceptional contacts with the local timber supply chain; from forest, to harvesting and round timber processing. It was through these contacts that we found our first sources of sustainably managed, British Western Red Cedar.
Ever since then we have championed the virtues and quality of the British grown alternative, but recognised the need to offer the widest possible choice for our customers.
Cost leadership in Cedar cladding
Our supply chain, machinery and processes have been optimised from the outset to ensure that we can offer the lowest cost British and Canadian Western Red Cedar cladding in the market. We buy direct from source instead of an agent.
We own all of our tooling, plant and processing facilities, hence have minimal overheads compared to our competition. There is no waste; we recycle and reuse everything. Cedar pellets and shavings are the only by-product from cladding production.
As we grow, we will benefit from greater economies of scale which will drive our prices even lower.
Durability is a measurement of how long specific species of timber would last if a 50mm x 50mm cross section was left in the ground unprotected. An untreated Oak beam, which is classed as 'durable’, for example, will last 15-25 years depending on environmental conditions. The following scale of durability was outlined by TRADA, the Timber Research And Development Association.
Average service life
More than 25 years
Less than 5 years
Please select your preferred board width.
It's worth noting that the width of your cladding will impact the price. Narrow widths result in more waste and additional workmanship so will be slightly more expensive per metre.
Please select your preferred board length.
We aim to deliver at least 80% of boards at the lengths you have requested. The remainder will be mixed lengths – some longer and some shorter. A request for a high proportion of longer lengths will have a higher cost per metre because of restricted supply. A mixed length order will be the cheapest because of the ease of sourcing.
To keep delivery costs low we conform to standard UK pallet sizes.
Please enter the coverage you require in either linear or square metres.
Linear metres calculates the total metre run needed for a specific board width to cover a known square meterage. If you are not 100% certain of your calculations we suggest you include wastage at either 5 or 10%.
Please select your preferred wastage.
0% means you plan on having no waste and we will deliver precisely the linear or square meters you require. 5 or 10% wastage gives you a little leeway when trimming your cladding.
If you are unsure of the exact amount of linear or square metres you require we strongly recommend you add a percentage to take account of any 'wastage', otherwise you may not be getting an accurate representation of your costs.