Compliance on a building site can often stifle creativity.
Often new or innovative materials require code compliance - and demonstrating this to your local council can be difficult.
This is because innovative new products are often considered ‘alternative solutions’ under the building code and therefore require a professional appraisal or certification, which can be a lengthy and expensive process.
This was Abodo’s challenge when launching an innovative exterior cladding range.
Exterior cladding is considered a high risk building material application and requires specialist technical knowledge. Abodo’s high performance timber cladding systems have the unique characteristic of being free of chemical preservatives – making compliance an even harder case to argue.
For this reason Abodo took the initiative of seeking CodeMark certification – an unchallengeable assurance of compliance – and an excellent tool for designers and builders to demonstrate code compliance.
We applaud the winners of this year’s Timber Design Awards, many of which made use of Abodo timbers.
To help save time and money for builders, alongside reducing timber wastage, a range of selected set lengths are now available to order.
Alison brings a wealth of experience to Abodo with over 30 years spanning architecture, building, and joinery.