Western Red Cedar (WRC) is loved in New Zealand for its exceptional beauty, performance, grain feature and distinctive fragrance. It is renowned for its natural decay and insect damage resistance. Western Red Cedar is light weight and easy to handle, however WR Cedar is very soft and easy to be damaged. WR Cedar is a popular choice in New Zealand as a cladding material. ITI Timspec’s WR Cedar is sourced from sustainably managed forests in British Columbia, Canada certified under PEFC™ (https://www.pefc.org/). Various profiles styles including random widths and depths in Western Red Cedar are available at ITI Timspec.
Western Red Cedar:
Scientific name -Thuja plicata
Other names - Pacific Red Cedar
Origin - North America
ITI Timspec CertClad is the brand name for ITI Timspec’s certified cavity-based weatherboard cladding systems. The CertClad weatherboard systems are audited annually to ensure continued compliance. The relevant warranty, profile types and sizes, technical information, manuals and AutoCAD drawings are outlined in CertClad website: www.ititimspec.nz
Timspec was established in 1990 as a wholesaler of specialty timber and was wholly New Zealand owned. In March 2019 Timspec was acquired by ITI Australia and became ITI Timspec LTD.
Today we import, export, and wholesale a huge range of timber to builders, joiners, home owners, floor layers, landscape builders and furniture manufacturers. We pride ourselves on being environmentally responsible and strive to source the most sustainable timber options available. Timber stocked includes species from North America, South America, Europe, Africa, South East Asia, Australia, and New Zealand's exotic as well as indigenous species.
The ITI Timspec team are extremely knowledgeable about the various types of timber, treatments and uses available and are happy to help you in choosing the right product for your project.