Cedar Shingles

What are Shingles and Shakes?

Shingles and shakes are a wooden roofing and external cladding material - a form of tile that is attractive, durable, versatile and effective even on roofs with pitches as low as 14 degrees.

Shingles and shakes perform the same functions but are manufactured in different ways. A shingle is produced by sawing a block of wood on both sides giving a relatively smooth face and back to the tile. A shake is hand split from a block of cedar along the natural grain of the wood and then re-sawn to produce one smooth surface.

Cedar shingles and shakes are a highly practical, sustainable and economic roofing solution. They have been used for a wide range and size of structures, including:

Cedar Shingles

Why use Shingles and Shakes as a roofing and cladding material?

Timber has always been one of nature's more versatile, adaptable and attractive materials. Cedar, in particular, with its natural attributes of strength, beauty and incredible durability, is one of the most popular woods for building applications.

The rich, warm colour and texture of Cedar shingles and shakes can enhance the design of both traditional and modern structures to create a truly individual building that blends naturally with the environment. The natural preservatives in the wood ensure the good looks last, with the only effect of ageing and weathering a gradual change in colour to an attractive silver grey.

Natural Attributes of Cedar

These attributes are reinforced by the additional strength derived when Cedar is installed using the overlapping method.