JB Western Red Cedar Shingles and Shakes from Marley Eternit are a truly renewable and sustainable roofing and cladding material, with one of the lowest carbon footprints of any widely used building product. They are light to transport yet durable and offer a high degree of thermal insulation.
Shingles and Shakes have been used for a wide range of structures from simple garden gazebos, to domestic dwellings, to major theme parks. Shingles and Shakes perform the same functions but are manufactured in different ways.
A Shingle is produced by sawing a block of wood on both sides, giving a relatively smooth face and back.
A Shake is hand split from a block of cedar along the natural grain of the wood and then re-sawn to produce one smooth surface.
They can be used for both roofing and cladding. Cedar Shingles can be fixed to pitches as low as 14 degrees.