When it comes to building timber, nothing quite has the popularity that Oak does. But that doesn’t mean that Oak is the right choice for you and before you start any building project, either inside or outside the home, you should consider Western Red Cedar as an alternative. Here at Vetraland Selective Timber, we can offer you a broad range of timbers, including Western Red Cedar for whatever project you might be working on. If you’re unsure whether or not this is the right timber for you, we’ve compiled some benefits of using this particular durable and naturally vibrant timber.

Why use Western Red Cedar?

  • Offers a Sustainable Option 

In recent years it has become even more obvious just how important it is to look after the environment. While this means many things to many people, in the world of building it means that you should carefully consider which materials you’re using for your project. Western Red Cedar is a great choice because of its renewable qualities. 

Like all timbers, Western Red Cedar is a natural product that requires no damaging manufacturing process. Additionally,  the tree itself helps to reduce greenhouse gases and while the timber is biodegradable, leaving no issues with long term pollution. If you’re looking for a material that will help you make better, smarter choices for the environment, then you’re looking at Western Red Cedar.

  • Durable and Resistant

Although softwood is usually considered to be a weaker, less durable material with Western Red Cedar this simply isn’t the case. In fact, it is an incredibly durable timber that is incredibly resistant to warping, shrinking and cupping. It is an ideal choice for all your building projects both inside and outside the house. Even without an additional protective layer, timber produces natural chemicals that prevent termites, decay, and moisture, all things you want to avoid. As a result it does stand out as one of the leading timbers on the market at the moment. 

  • Aesthetically Pleasing 

Whether you’re working on an outdoor decking or you’re making a piece of furniture or your building something entirely different, there is no denying that Western Red Cedar is one of the most aesthetically pleasing timbers on the market. With warm and crisp colours and tones and that will brighten up any space, Western Red Cedar can be transformational. In a world usually so obsessed with Oak, Western Red Cedar can bring with it a breath of fresh air. The ideal colour and grain for your project. 

Ways to Reach our Team

Whatever building plans you might have, don’t settle for anything less than the best. If you’re looking for quality Western Red Cedar, you can find it at our timberyard for an exceptional price. Why not visit our timber merchants today to find out more about our excellent timbers, including which one would be the best for your project. If you’d like to find out more about our services, then feel free to give us a call on 0208 858 6441 or email us at enquiries@vetralandtimber.london.