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BH2 House

The house faces harsh weather on the estuary of the Bass Strait, so durability and low maintenance were key.

Project details

Timber Distributor
Britton Timbers
Product
Vulcan Cladding - Vertical Grain (WB10 Profile 145x20) in a Silicate Coating
Vulcan Screening in a Silicate Coating
Photography credit
Elizabeth Kennedy
Completion date
April 2020
Location
Barwon Heads

For this Melbourne based couple looking to slow down and escape the city, at 60 minutes away Barwon Heads was the perfect bolthole to welcome family at weekends, and eventually retire to.

On an estuary, the site is situated within a stone's throw of the Bass Strait and its ocean spray, coupled with the local weather being harsh, with cold damp winters and hot dry summers of 40 degrees.

The brief for the timber was for something: stable, durable, and low maintenance. Our thermally modified Vulcan timber with silicate protective coating met all three key requirements.

BH2 House Vulcan Cladding and Vulcan Screening Abodo Wood 3

Vulcan timber’s exceptional stability allowed the architect to have fixings top and bottom only

The silicate coating relies on atmospheric moisture and carbon dioxide to turn grey, which means all the timber will weather evenly.

Under 1kg heavier than cedar (also much harder than cedar), they were able to use Vulcan timber on the garage door.

Products

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Vulcan Screening in Protector Natural Abodo Wood
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