Weatherboards Case Studies

Dark colours on Timber Cladding are now possible and warranted

June, 2016

Case Study

The current trend for darker colours on façades is proving that not all substrates are created equal.

Client
Architecture 37 Limited

Details

The current trend for darker colours on façades is proving that not all substrates are created equal. As such, we are conscious of the need to o er a timber product capable of supporting darker colours. Radiata pine is not suitable and although western red cedar is more stable than pine, it is still not recommended for use with darker colours.

STOP PRESS.

We can now confidently offer Accoya as a dark-colour substrate option.

Provided it is properly coated and installed in accordance with Timspec installation specifications, Accoya is warranted against undue movement (shrinkage and swelling). The black and dark-coated Accoya projects we have installed in New Zealand over the last 3-to-4 years bear testament to this.

Timspec offers a Codemark-approved weatherboard system in pine, cedar and Accoya, to allow a stress-free job. Installation specifications are FREE to download and are available under the installation section of our downloads page

The Solution

“The Accoya bevel-back weatherboards provided an ideal solution for this beachfront home. The stability of the product provided great peace of mind regarding durability and performance while the ability to apply dark colours provided excellent design freedom. The coastal tradition of weatherboard cladding has be maintained while allowing the flexibility of a modern form and aesthetic.”

TREVOR WILSON, ARCHITECTURE 37 LIMITED

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