"Split House" - A Coastal Home
|Application:||Exterior Wood Cladding, Battening and Beams|
Coastal wood protection at its finest – CUTEK® celebrates and protects acclaimed home in coastal Victoria
CUTEK® Extreme helps to alleviate the challenging conditions facing wood on coastal properties. The intense heat, strong-salt winds and high humidity is a recipe for deteriorating and rotting wood. BKK Architect’s Split House utilized CUTEK® Extreme to combat these conditions and protect the beauty of their chosen wood.
Artfully nestled in the sloping landscaping, large glass windows overlooking Port Phillip Bay in Victoria offer engagement with surrounds. Utilized for its warmth and tactile quality, wood was used extensively in both the interior and exterior.
Silvertop Ash, precoated with CUTEK® Extreme, was chosen as the exterior cladding and decking for its longevity and aesthetic qualities. In line with the design directive, CUTEK® Extreme allows the exterior woods to age naturally, graying off over time to further embed the house within its surrounds. Showcasing the natural variances of grain and color, CUTEK® Extreme enhances the warmth and tactile characteristics of the design.
CUTEK® Extreme’s inside out protection does not mask the beauty of the Silvertop Ash yet still provides the wood protection needed in this harsh environment. Even once the wood has gracefully silvered, it will be protected against gas phase moisture and improve dimensional stability.
Wood is the star of the show. Rather than compete for the spotlight, CUTEK® Extreme highlights and enhances the natural beauty of wood whilst protecting it in the long-term; even in the harshest of environments.