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Project Revisit: Te Ara a Tāwhaki

Project Revisit Te Ara a Tāwhaki Abodo Wood 9
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. View the original project here

More on Sioo:x

Project Revisit Te Ara a Tāwhaki Abodo Wood 5
6 months after completion
Project Revisit Te Ara a Tāwhaki Abodo Wood 9
2 years after completion
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2 years after completion
Project Revisit Te Ara a Tāwhaki Abodo Wood 10
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Project Revisit Te Ara a Tāwhaki Abodo Wood 13
2 years after completion
Project Revisit Te Ara a Tāwhaki Abodo Wood 12
6 months after completion
Project Revisit Te Ara a Tāwhaki Abodo Wood 14
2 years after completion

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