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Not sure if this is the best place for this posting so admins pls move as you see fit. With both extensions up and now just waiting for the windows to go in, I'm getting organised to get the cladding on which will be WRC using a TGV profile. Window reveals will be done in cedar too. With 'summer' here now, should I wait to put the cedar on until the cooler months set in and the sun starts to disappear again? I'm wary that the wood will start to contort/shrink too quickly over the summer months. But then I'm also wary of my scaffolding costs and I'm tempted to get rid of it as soon as the windows are in and either erect again in October or use a couple of scaffolding towers instead. What is best practice? Timber merchant just said that he gets orders in all year round even during the summer - but then they're mostly big commercial buildings being clad where property owners aren't as picky with wood shrinkage issues. Thoughts?
I've ordered my front door from a continental manufacturer and need to provide them with a RAL or NCS colour code as I'd like them to match my cedar cladding. Any ideas what is the closest RAL match to unweathered Western red cedar is? I realise there will be colour variations in every cedar cut, but as long as it's a rough match.... The cladding won't be on the same face of the property, so a 100% match is not vital. I also realise that over time the cedar cladding will weather so eventually they won't match anyway. TIA! OB. PS: Good to be back!