John Brash western red cedar shingles have been used on the new Booths supermarket in Hesketh Bank near Preston, to create a building that sits comfortably in its semi-rural location

The shingles were chosen by architect Wilson Mason Partners for their light weight, which allowed the design to have a column-free central sales area. The architect also preferred the aesthetics of the western red cedar, with its ambers, reddish cinnamons and rich browns. John Brash says the shingles have a minimum 40-year service life, resistance to decay have and a high strength-to-weight ratio.

John Brash