Western Red Cedar Shakes

Our wooden shakes are the premier No. 1 grade Blue Label Western Red Cedar shake for roofing and cladding. From renewable and sustainable timber sources, the Western red cedar delivers outstanding rigidity, exemplary thermal insulation and stunning beauty. 

Features & benefits of western red cedar shakes:

  • Full PEFC™ chain of custody
  • Can achieve A+ BRE Green Guide rating
  • Lightweight properties
  • Quality assured with a preservative treatment
  • Approved contractor scheme
  • Fire treatment available
  • Available through stockists nationwide

Marley Shakes provide a unique roofing and facade finish, while its natural qualities mean that the cedar ages to a stunning silver colour over time.

Experiencing the vast variety of textures and colours that our roof tiles provide up close can guide you in the decision-making process when selecting roof coverings. Our efficient sample service can help you in this process.

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Hand-split from a cedar block along the natural grain, and then re-sawn, the shake exhibits a beautiful rough-hewn texture that lends itself to a variety of unique build projects such as the Alton Towers Wicker Man, and to restorations.

Its striking appearance, and the stunning silver hue it develops with age, makes it highly sought after for even simple residential roofing and cladding. The product is supplied by the bundle and comes in random widths, and only the top grade is supplied. They can be supplied untreated or with a clear preservative compliant with BS 8417, and if your project requires this, it can also be fire treated at a specialist centre.

Furthermore, it provides superb sound dampening for your roof as well as exceptional resistance to all weathers. It is available in several combinations of width and length. The size that is readily available from stock is 600mm x 19mm Heavies. A maximum 20% flatgrain is permitted, according to the shakes’ certigrade grading rules.

Marley’s wooden shakes deliver the lowest carbon footprint and superb thermal insulation

Technical specification


Blue Label, 100% Heartwood, 100% Edge Grain and 100% Clear


600mm long, random widths 75mm - 300mm


19mm at the butt, tapering


Sawn one side and hand split, rectangular


Approx. 44 pieces

Max Pitch


Min Pitch





Maximum Gauge Covering m2per bundle Laid weight kg/m2 Battens per lin.m/m2
75-90° 250mm 2.12 6.1 3.5
20-74° 190mm 1.39 9.4 5.3

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Buy Shakes Online

Looking to buy our Western Red Cedar Shakes? Simply select on of the national stockist logos below to go through to their Shingles page, here you can choose from a selection of Marley Shakes, fixings, underlays and JB Red Batten.

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