Taylor Cladding: the timber weatherboard supplier & installer Taylor Cladding

Cedar weatherboards

We supply and install Cedar Weatherboards and personally hand-deliver them onsite so they’re protected and stored INSIDE from the moment they arrive onsite ‘til the time they’re nailed on (THE two most critical things when dealing with timber weatherboards).

When to choose Cedar Weatherboards?

If you want a premium timber finish that offers a richness, warm and natural look, with a higher spec than traditional pine, choose cedar weatherboards!


  • It’s eco-friendly, requiring minimal processing and treatment and is completely biodegradable once it completes its lifetime of use.
  • Cedar produces fewer greenhouse gases, generates less water and air pollution, and requires less energy to produce than any other cladding alternative.
  • With a natural built in defence system, its resin makes it naturally resistant to decay, rot, insects and moisture problems.
  • It’s an excellent thermal heat insulator, protecting against the loss of warm air during winter and keeping in cool air during summer (to help save considerable energy and reduce chances of internal structure problems).
  • Cedar is 50% less likely to warp, swell or become misshapen because of water or moisture penetration, and it’s tough and resistant to splitting, swelling and bending problems.
  • It can be used on many architectural styles ranging from traditional to modern, with a richness, warm and natural look that other cladding simply can’t achieve.
  • It’s attractive unique grain pattern, rustic appearance and ability to blend in perfectly with most backgrounds makes cedar desirable.



  • Twice the price as pine weatherboards so it’s not as cost-effective.
  • Requires twice the maintenance of pine weatherboards (refinishing or repainting once every three to four years).
  • While it’s a renewable commodity carrying a low environmental impact, cedar is less sustainable than pine as trees take much longer to grow.
  • Low grade cedar contains sapwood which requires preservative treatment.
  • A lot of people are unaware of how to deal with cedar (e.g. to coat or leave untreated) and how it behaves, so getting good advice right at the outset is necessary.
  • Until stained and installed it requires UNDERCOVER storage, both offsite and onsite, to protect from weather.


Different profiles:

The current school of thought of what’s fashionable is to use three different cladding profiles on your home to stop it looking ‘boring’. 

Helpfully there are three profiles to match your personal preference.

1.      Vertical shiplap profile.
           Currently in-vogue, this profile is approximately 90% of what we’re asked to install. Used primarily for feature walls,
           it effectively captures the retro, sophisticated look.
2.      Bevel-back horizontal profile.
           Currently requested to us about 10% of the time. Popular for people wanting a retro or original look.
3.      Rusticated horizontal profile.
           Currently not a popular profile. Typically trendy for people after an architecturally classic or negative detail look.


“They’re an all-round, good family business who supply and install external cladding. They’re honest and straight up. Their quality is good, their service is good, they’re very accommodating… they’re just good people to deal with. And by good I mean they’re hassle free and easy to do business with. There are no problems, they just take care of things to get it done. They’re not ringing all the time with complaints.”

Craig Brant, Managing Director, Brant Homes

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