Project Revisit: Te Ara a Tāwhaki - Abodo Wood
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Case Study:
Project Revisit: Te Ara a Tāwhaki

Perfectly straight, weathered to an even silver, and two years later; our Vulcan timber battens are looking as the architect intended.

Completed over two years ago using our Vulcan timber with the Sioo:x coating, Te Ara a Tāwhaki was a new building as part of Te Wānanga o Raukawa (a unique learning laboratory specifically for Māori).

The architects designed a criss cross pattern for the facade, reflecting the traditional Māori flax weaving patterns. To truly reflect this connection to earth and place, the designers required locally sourced timber which, from a practical perspective, also needed to be:

  • Durable - Vulcan is Class 2
  • Stable - 3.5 metre spans were achieved
  • Low maintenance - A recoat won’t be required for at least 7 years
  • Long lengths - Our lengths go up to 6 metres

Sioo:x coating is a unique treatment that, when applied to our Vulcan timber, will last for up to 7 years before a recoat is required.

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Timber: Vulcan Cladding

Type: Rusticated 90x20MM

Lineal Meters:

200.00

Total approximate weight - KG:

268.80

Fixings - Pieces:

485

Oil - Litres (second coat to front face installed):

9

Oil - Litres (one coat all sides + two coats face):

9

Note: The figures given here include 10% wastage and are approximate only. Final order quantities are the buyer’s responsibility and should be checked and verified prior to order placement. Abodo will not accept liability for over or under-ordered items. Thank you!

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