Restore, Preserve & Maintain Your Cedar Homes

Cedar wood has been used to build homes and furniture for centuries and its recorded use goes back as far as the Old Testament. The appeal of cedar wood for house construction lies in its uniquely high impermeability to liquids and its large degree of thermal insulation, making it a perfect choice for all exterior applications such as roofing and walls. If properly maintained, a cedar roof will outlast an asphalt roof many times over, making it not only a highly attractive and practical wood but a major aspect in the value of the building.

Cedar is a soft wood and although it carries a strong resistance to humidity, UV light and heat, it does require treatment and maintenance to prevent deterioration such as warping, rotting, mould, mildew and discolouration.

CDR understands that your house is one of the biggest investments you will make in your lifetime and will work towards increasing the value of your dwelling by restoring the natural warmth and beauty of the timber and then protecting it with an appropriate finish.

Cedar treatment and maintenance like cedar cladding, roof painting, exterior house washing and cleaning are the tasks which requires professional hands for perfect results. Only knowledgeable professionals can provide your old cedar home its aesthetic look back and make it as attractive as new.

Cedar is a popular choice when it comes to decking, roofing and wood cladding walls of a house, mainly because it possesses a natural resistance to water, insect infections and decay.  It possesses properties like untreated excellent durability, stability, and volume to weight ratio. Despite all these properties, its surface also deteriorate over time when exposed to weather, just like the other timbers. As cedar ages, it loses its properties and the air-born mould, fungus, dust and dirt starts settling on the timber’s surface. This will make the Cedar wood darken and unappealing.

This is the time when you need to contact Cedar Doctor for the maintenance and restoration of your cedar home. To avoid any further deterioration and make it look attractive again, we treat cedar wood with cleaning, conditioning and sealing.

House renovations in Auckland and New Zealand wide

Our house renovation services include cleaning, conditioning and sealing the timber with a combination of bio-degradable products that don't harm the environment.  In order to make your cedar home restoration complete, we also provide deck staining and roof painting services in Auckland and New Zealand wide. We also offer an exterior maintenance program, tailored specifically to the home owners' needs.  

Call us or use our contact page to discuss your cedar restoration or  protection needs and get an obligation free quote.

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House Washing & Exterior House Cleaning Services by Cedar Doctor

Cleaning is the first step before any Cedar house restoration. Cleaning and Staining the exterior of Cedar house can make it more attractive and pleasant. The cleaning process requires a gentle power wash to remove dirt, mould and degraded timber fibres.

Cedar House Repairing & Restoration by Cedar Doctor - Oiling Cedar Weatherboards

Restore, preserve & maintain your cedar homes! Cedar Doctor provides systems and treatments for external wood cladding restoration of a house. They use proven techniques and solutions for external wood cladding repairing and restoration in New Zealand. Cleaning and Staining the exterior of Cedar house can make it more attractive and pleasant.


"Cedar Doctor has a great customer service ethic that exceeds your expectations. 

The finished product brings your home back to “new” and if you follow-up with the maintenance re-oiland stain in the next 12 months, it ensures you home returns the ‘new look’ for years. 

John and his team offer a very professional service. We would consider using this company again and we would recommend to friends..."


Trade Enquiries

We treat your home with the same care and attention as we do you, which is why we have the Exterior Maintenance Program for our valued customers. 

As part of the program, Cedar Doctor will periodically visit to give you personalised recommendations and maintenance solutions based on the condition of your cedar.

About CDR

John and Ana Skellon established CDR in 2005 and between them have extensive experience in the business of wood restoration.  They now work in partnership with an experienced team of tradesmen to refurbish external cedar cladding, timber decks, garages and entrance doors.  

7/11 Silverfield, Wairau Valley, Auckland, 0627, New Zealand
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