Western Red Cedar

When you think of cedar ... think of Western Cedar Homes. It's the cedar that transforms your Western Cedar Home into an integral part of your home environment. It's the cedar that embodies warmth, harmony and tranquillity. It's the cedar that creates a bond between Man and nature.

Western Red Cedar is a distinct, superior species unique to the North West Coast of North America, where it has been used for centuries by the peoples of this region.

Cedar has many natural characteristics which make it ideal for building quality homes. It is impervious to the weather, stable, finishes beautifully and has a lasting aroma that is refreshing and inviting. The natural insulating qualities of cedar have made it the preferred species for building in some of the world's coldest climates.

Western Red Cedar is saturated with a natural preservative and is coveted for its resistance to splitting, cracking, decay, rot and pestilence. These innate characteristics make cedar the ideal choice for building in tropical climates where mildew and insect infestation are surmounted without having to introduce man-made preservatives into the fibre of your home.

Cedar's exceptionally light, soft texture and close, even, straight grain not only make it easy to work with, but result in a finish that is silky smooth to perfection. Additionally, cedar is free from pitch. It also takes and holds to staining beautifully.

Western Red Cedar’s very low coefficient of expansion means that it does not shrink, swell, or warp excessively, even when subjected to changing degrees of temperature or moisture. And it’s a superb insulator.

Its colouring is uniquely attractive offering rich, warm coppery hues in unfinished form and it acts as a natural air freshener leaving a subtle aromatic odour. But that’s only a small part of the story.

Western Cedar Homes has taken advantage of the unique qualities of cedar and has created homes that are warm, secure, tranquil and enduring. People who live in a Pan-Abode home consistently comment on how relaxed and peaceful they feel. It is never known as just their home or just their cottage, but as their Western Cedar Homes - a home that is part of the family heritage, to be passed on from generation to generation.

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Western Red Cedar
Western Red Cedar is a distinct, superior species unique to the North West Coast of North America, where it has been used for centuries by the peoples of this region.