Set against a hillside of native bush and with Redcliffs beach below, it was important for this house to merge with the landscape and for external materials to be hardy hardy and require less re-coating over time - making Abodo Vulcan Cladding finished in Sioo:x an excellent choice.
Recently recognised in the National ADNZ Resene Architectural Design Awards, this home by Gareth Ritchie of Archco was commended by the judges for its ability to assimilate with the established neighborhood while also merging with the natural surroundings. Along with its low pitched, sloped roofline and large scale windows on the street-facing side, the pleasant driftwood-like palette of the Abodo cladding helps it tread the line between contemporary and more traditional architectural styles.
For a home contending with sea air, the cladding also provides a low maintenance barrier against weather exposure. The Sioo:x coating will continue to grey off over time and is maintenance friendly compared to other penetrating oils and stains, with recoating recommended every 5-7 years along with an annual wash.
Vulcan timber is thermally modified (treated with heat and steam rather than chemicals), resulting in a high level of stability, which enables it to withstand extreme weather conditions and changes in heat and moisture levels without warping or buckling.