20 June 2012 16:45 by Silva Timber Products Ltd
Cottage Given New England Look Eastern Seaboard
Ever popular in North America, Eastern White Cedar Shingles have transformed properties all along the eastern seaboard as a beautifully striking cladding material with outstanding natural properties.
Originating from Canada, the customer for this particular project specified Misty Grey Eastern White Cedar shingles to create the 'New England look' for their cottage for a totally unique appearance in the UK countryside.Eastern White Cedar shingles offer an attractive and economical alternative to conventional wood cladding. They are warm, beautfiul and have proven a reliable material for over a century.
- FSC Certified
- 50 year warranty on material, up to 15 year warranty on finish
- Excellent thermal insulation qualities
- Low maintenance
One of the advantages of Eastern White Cedar is that it contains no tannins, which can cause discolouration over time. Using the TrueMatch® Factory Coated Colouring System, Silva Timber can supply custom produced Eastern White Cedar shingles in exactly the colour you have in mind.
The unique Misty Grey finish on the above cottage provides an even, weathered grey wood look from the outset which slowly mellows down to a beautiful driftwood grey in the first two years after installation.
Maibec® was the first manufacturer to use stellite tipped saws to ensure precise cuts and to minimise raised grain. Shingles are resquared and rebutted for a beautiful, natural finish that doesn't require additional on-site trimming. The shingles are also kiln-dried for greater stability and durability.
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