Clearview National September 2017 - Issue 190 - Page 94

TIMBER Fitters wanted to promote timber cladding » » CANEXEL HIGH DENSITY wood composite cladding draws inspiration from the Canadian outdoors. For decades, it has adorned everything from stately mansions and Victorian homes to seaside cottages and commercial buildings. Now, Hull-based Hawthorn Timber is seeking UK distributors for this prefinished cladding product which it imports. Hawthorn Timber is the sole UK distributor of CanExel - made in Canada by an American company - and hopes that UK installers will come on board to spread the word about its benefits. CanExel is produced from wood fibre resin wax fused under pressure. This engineered wood cladding is stable, as well as resistant to moisture. CanExel cladding is finished in the plant, resulting in durable easy maintenance products with all the beauty of wood. The company that makes it turns over a staggering 2.6 billion dollars. Among th e benefits of CanExel are: • Easy alignment and installation • Realistic woodgrain texture • Resistant to cracking, splitting, warping, splintering and buckling • Range of 19 colours • Simple maintenance even in harsh weather conditions • Easy to cut boards with standard wood working tools • Fully finished - ready to install immediately • Ten-year paint warranty against the pre-finish and ten-year substrate warranty. Hawthorn Timber’s business development manager Darren Smith said: “This product sits very well in the building plastics market and we see its potential in tapping into new markets. But if we go to building plastics outlets with sample packs, they will just go under the counter and no-one 94 » SE P 2017 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M will ever see them. We’d rather go direct to the ‘white van man’ and fitters in general who will start talking about it. “I have spoken to a few fitters myself who like it and tell me they would be able to recommend it for various projects. If fitters like the product, then others will take it seriously.” CanExel has been praised for its deeply textured wood-grain appearance and exceptional curb appeal which evokes resilience and authenticity. The selection of colours can create weathered character and rustic charm or give a welcoming personality to a townhouse. Hawthorn Timber, a timber importer and distributor which is heavily involved in the park, home and leisure industry, was founded back in 1953 with its first purpose-built sawmill being constructed in 1967. Ever since then, its manufacturing facilities have grown to accommodate the rising demand for our quality timber products. Currently, the company’s manufacturing facilities extend to more than 60,000 square feet, incorporating seven modern high speed Moulders, two band re-saws and four CNC crosscut saws. The most recent addition to the processing facility is a state of the art Hundegger machine. Extensive storage facilities accommodate the company’s current timber imports which are in excess of 100,000m3 and distribution is taken care of by a modern fleet of 13 mainly curtain-sided vehicles. The business holds extensive stocks of timber such as Scandinavian Redwood, Scandinavian Whitewood, Eastern White Pine (Yellow Pine), Thermowood, (Thermally modified timber), Western Red Cedar, American Oak, and Tulipwood. The wide range of joinery and structural timber is carefully sourced from the world’s leading producers through supply chains established over many years. This is supported by first hand inspections of the timber at the source of production and on arrival at the company’s works. This combination enables the business to maintain a quality stock holding from which it can offer, with confidence, timber suitable for almost any application. Any installers interested in finding out more should call Darren on 07970 821184, e-mail him at darren@ or visit For more information on CanExel, visit