Western Red Cedar Shakes for Roofing and Cladding
John Brash only recommends the use of the premier No 1 Grade Blue Label Western Red Cedar Shake for roofing and cladding. The Blue Label grade ensures that all Shingles and Shakes are made from cedar that is 100% heartwood, 100% edge grain and 100% clear.
Western Red Cedar Shakes differ from Shingles in that they have a split, rather than sawn face. They are available in several combinations of width and length. The size that is readily available from stock is 600mm x 19mm ‘Heavies’.
Like Shingles, Shakes are supplied by the bundle and are in random widths, similarly only the top grade is supplied, No.1 Grade Blue Label. The Shakes can be supplied untreated, or treated with Osmose Naturewood preservative treatment in compliance with BS 8417:2011.
Fire retardant treatment is available on request.
John Brash can source Oak and Chestnut Shakes, often used for conservation work, please contact the sales office for further information.