- Joinery & Structural
Our premium Wood Elements range of timber cladding offers you the high-end finish you deserve. Wood Elements is an architectural hardwood wall cladding system encompassing the highest quality timber, detailed trim and a moisture barrier system.
Only the finest of timbers, including the stunning Australian hardwoods Blackbutt, Spotted Gum and Ironwood, are available for exteriors and interiors. A classic American White Oak option is available for interior use only. This beautiful timber cladding is produced in a comprehensive range of profiles and sizes.
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 seal, the foam gaskets compress and expand with timber movement, an extra safeguard against the Australian storm season. Factory fitted gaskets aid in decreasing the on-site sealing process. 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 end-match profile has a micro bevel edge designed to encourage water to drain away from the join. 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
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 locator.
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)
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.
End Stop Aluminium
End Stop Timber
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American White Oak
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.