The Cedar Club uses Western Red Cedar inside and out

A natural choice for this aptly named location

Case study source: Silva Timber Products
Location: The Cedar Club, High Wycombe
Architect: Brocklehurst Architects
Photography: Courtesy of Silva Timber Products

Materials: 19 x 144mm Microline Channel Cladding in Western Red Cedar Select No.2 Clear and Better 
Materials Supplier: Silva Timber Products
Tel: 0151 495 3111


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The quality of the Western Red Cedar that we received was above my expectations. The natural colour stood out straight away, and the quality of the machine finish was excellent!

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Lane End Conference Centre recently completed their brand new purpose built leisure centre in High Wycombe.  The double storey sports and leisure centre was designed by Brocklehurst Architects and project managed by the Conference Centre themselves.

Mark Lishman, Deputy Manager and Head of Facilities at Lane End Conference Centre explains their brief


We wanted a building that was in keeping with its natural surroundings.  You can find various cedar trees in the surrounding area.  The original building that was replaced was also clad in Western Red Cedar that had stood for a very long time.  For these reasons, our decision to use Western Red Cedar cladding on the exterior came very early on during the initial consultation with the Architect"

- Mark Lishman -
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Silva Timber's No.2 Clear and Better grade is sourced from one of Western Canada's most reputable primary sawmills, which means it far exceeds the standard grading rules for this product.  The Microline Channel profile is particularly ideal for modern and contemporary designs.  The channel is discreet and creates and very crisp yet visually interesting shadow line.  The superior quality and consistency of this product is especially striking when seen on projects of this scale.

In keeping with the theme of 'cedar', the interior of the building was linked to the exterior using a clever feature wall made out of Western Red Cedar off-cuts. This wall has proved extremely popular with visitors and interior designers alike.

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