Choosing the right material for your Bespoke Garden Building
Healthy Comp-etition or No comp-arison?
For many years, cedar wood has been a popular luxury material choice in gardens around the UK,
from Garden Buildings to Decking and Fencing. It is naturally durable with resistance to rot and
splitting and its original warm peachy colour is a thing of beauty.
However, this viewpoint conveniently overlooks the fact that in order to boast these qualities it
requires substantial maintenance and treatment on a regular basis, not to mention the
disappointing but inevitable transition from its peachy tones to dull grey over time.
Cedar is also been known to dry out if kept in areas of shade, which in reality would not sit well with
customers in the UK.
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Overall, cedar does not win our vote.
Choosing the right exterior wall cladding is paramount and so we have explored the market in search
of the ‘perfect’ material. Perfect, in our minds is a material that needs no maintenance, is durable,
aesthetically pleasing and leaves us with confidence after the installation. Composite ticks all these
boxes and more.
What is it?
To put it simply, composite is a combination of timber and recycled (high density) plastics. This
makes it one of the most environmentally friendly building products on the market. It not only
outlasts cedar but it’s also a better investment in the environment around us as well.
Ages Like a Fine Wine?
If cedar wood is in question then the answer is ‘No.’ You could even say it ages like milk! After
installing exterior cedar, you have a 2 week grace period until the wood starts to decolour.
After that, the rich inviting colour fades to a dull grey. Yeah, a kick in the teeth especially after paying
through the roof for it!
Why we choose composite for your Garden Building
Composite is specifically designed to maintain its looks long into the future without you having doing
anything to it. This is achieved by the engineers adding an ultra violet stabiliser to ensure the colour
of your choice, well… stays that colour!
Cedar vs Composite
Longevity – composite
Appearance – composite
Robustness – composite
Value for money – composite
All in all, in our opinion composite is a far better choice as a building material than cedar.
Click here to find out more about our Bespoke Garden Buildings which are all made from….. yes, you’ve guessed it – composite!