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Roofing: Tiles and Slate | Thatch | Timber Shingles | Flat Roofing | Green Roofs | Lead | Ventilation + Accessories | Guttering | Sheet Cladding | Insulation | Timber Frame|

Shingle Roofing and Cladding.

Generally shingles are made from Cedar, Oak or Chestnut. They can be used vertically or pitched at 20° and above.
 
Shingles are produced from blocks of wood sawn on both faces, while shakes are hand split along the grain, giving a rougher surface finish.
Timber: Joinery | Timber Frame | Timber Cladding | Timber Shingles | Timber Stairs |
 

Manufacturers and Suppliers

  • Carpenter Oak & Woodland -specialise in the production of hand hewn products from premium timber, including oak shingles (or shakes), ideal for use in conservation work.
  • Colt Preceda -shingles and shakes from Colt (actually supplied by the Loftshop).
  • Coyle Timber -based near Bath, they supply rosehead nails, tile pegs, chestnut lath, oak shakes, oak and cedar shingles as well as being experienced shingle contractors.
  • John Brash -timber importers based in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire who supply cedar shingles from USA and Canada. They do a number of information sheets in their Resource Centre on the website.
  • New Forest Oak Buildings -strangly for their name, they are in fact suppliers of cedar shingles.
  • Timbersource -importer and supplier of hardwood and softwood, this Somerset based company manufactures oak and cedar shingles.
  • Ben Law - -Ben Law's is a Sussex based woodsman, whose chestnut shingle clad Woodland House was featured on Grand Designs.

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