BH2 House - Barwon Heads, Victoria, Australia

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
Vulcan Cladding (WB10 Profile 145x20) in Sioo:x Wood Coating
Vulcan Screening in Sioo:x Wood Coating
Photography credit
Elizabeth Kennedy
Completion date
April 2020
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 Sioo:x Protective Treatment met all three key requirements.

We revisited BH2 House three years on, to find the Vulcan timber in Sioo:x is clearly lasting for these homeowners.

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

Sioo:x 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.


See more about the products that have been used on this project.

Abodos Vulcan Timber Cladding thermally modified NZ pine
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Vulcan Screening in Protector Natural Abodo Wood
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Abodo Wood sioox
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