WOOD ELEMENTS is a complete hardwood cladding solution for any wall, offering not just the cladding but all the detailed trims required to finish off the project and ensure a watertight result.
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WOOD ELEMENTS profiles collective features include; a straight-line edging process to ensure the cladding is machined to a fine tolerance and is extremely straight; relief grooves which are designed to take the stress out of the cladding, reducing the effect of warping and cupping; a specially designed ridge locater connects with the overlap line providing an effortless straight-line finish, simultaneously controlling the expansion allowance for any timber movement.
Following a traditional shadowline profile, Coulee is about flow. The contemporary shadowline can be installed in either vertically or horizontally. This open profile enables water to drain away, ensuring a barrier to the wall.
With its narrow channel, Flume creates a clean square edged pencil shadowline for crisp definition between each board.
A profile with a deep escarpment creating a distinctive “V” shaped ravine. The deep “V” shadowline will bring sophisticated clean lines to any interior. (Interior use only)
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Trims provide a streamline finish and play an integral part in ensuring a water tight finish. All aluminium trims are factory fitted with waterproof gaskets, designed to decrease the on-site sealing process, and delivery of loose materials. Satisfying different design aspects Wood Elements trims are available in both traditional matching timber and modern anodised aluminium. A chromate treated aluminium option is also available for powder coating.
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Extreme care has been taken in all aspects of Wood Elements Refined Architectural Hardwood Cladding. From the environment to milling and drying, to the profile and trim design features, the species selection, right down to the finishes and accessories. Each element plays an important role in the performance of the cladding system.
Designed with concealed fixing in mind. Using either a stainless or galvanized 8g square drive screw along the pre machined “screw location” line enables the board to slip over the secured row quickly and easily, creating a clear face finish.
All the timber used to manufacture Wood Elements is air dried for up to 12 months to bring the moisture content down to “fibre” saturation. From this point the timber is kiln dried using double drying technology, developed by Hurfords to ensure significant added stability. This produces a finished product with a very narrow moisture variation.
When timber is milled and dried it builds stress and force, which translates into spring and bow. Steps can be taken during this process to limit the amount of bend in a board, but it can’t be totally eliminated at this stage. Hurfords uses a process to straighten the boards post drying to ensure the boards are straight and stay straight. This ensures that Wood Elements can be easily installed and all shadowlines remain as they have been designed – straight,
The Automatic Spacing System allows expansion to be placed between the boards, which is automatic and doesn’t require any special tools or spacers to get right. The specially designed ridge locator controls the expansion allowance and in addition helps with concealing the cladding screw if the boards were to lose moisture. The expansion is designed to take out any stress caused if the boards absorb or lose moisture.
All cladding profiles and trims in the Wood Elements range come with moisture sealing gaskets.* Wood Elements aluminium trims feature a factory fitted double seal, the foam gaskets compress and expand with timber movement, an extra safeguard against the Australian storm season. Factory fitted gaskets eliminate the on-site sealing process, reducing labour costs. Wood Elements Moisture Barrier System does not eliminate the need for good building practice and meeting the Building Code of Australia.
Utilising a specially developed end match system for external use Wood Elements endmatch profile has a micro bevel edge designed to encourage water to drain away from the join. A factory fitted seal has also been installed to eliminate moisture transfer and ensure a watertight connection. End matching the product means the boards can be fixed mid stud, eliminating the need to dock and create volumes of waste, saving up to 10% of the product that previously would have been thrown away. Not only does this save costs, it’s a better for our environment with less resource being used.
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(i) For interior only
WOOD ELEMENTS brings natural style to any exterior surface, whether as an individual feature or an entire façade.
Only the highest quality and naturally durable species are used in the external range of WOOD ELEMENTS. These included the Australian classics like Spotted Gum, Blackbutt & Ironbark that are sought after around the world for their strength, durability and style.
All the timber species used for the external use are rated Durability Class 1 under Australian Standard AS 5604 -2005, which give these species the highest possible life expectancy ranking – greater than 40 years.
This system is a complete solution for any wall, offering not just the cladding but all the detailed trims required to finish off the project and ensure a watertight result.
Using our expertise in drying and machining hardwoods and our detailed designs enables us to manufacture not only an incredibly beautiful cladding, but also a precision piece of timber suitable for all the ELEMENTS under the Australian sun.
WOOD ELEMENTS can be used externally utilizing the highly durable Australian species or internally where the addition of American White Oak is also available to give a modern crisp look.
- A natural product, a renewable resource, providing an environmental advantage over common building materials. Timber will only perform within the limits of its natural properties, when specifying, it’s critical that the characteristics and properties of the timber are considered and determine how they will respond to the environment they are placed in.
Wood Elements Australian Hardwoods are ideal for external cladding being naturally fire resistant and naturally durable.
Read more on timber movement, leaching, water proofing, BAL and finishing options by downloading the Wood Elements brochure.
- Considerations at design stage regarding the accessibility, positioning and finish should be discussed between the client and builder. The expected outcome will determine the level of maintenance required.
Read more on the extent of maintenance by downloading the Wood Elements brochure.
Q U E S T I O N S
For questions and advice on Wood Elements and where to order, please contact one of our Architectural Representatives listed below: