Rokino Road – Taupo, New Zealand

Taupo, New Zealand


Exterior Cladding:
reSAWN TIMBER co. – Abodo®
SiOO:X :: Vulcan Cladding

Nestled in Taupo’s Hilltop suburb this residence features Abodo’s Vulcan timber in SiOO:X finish, used extensively throughout the exterior of the home. Details extend from the front door to the spacious “all-weather” barbeque area. Built as a show home by Design Builders Taupo, this house is no standard build.

SiOO:X Wood Protection on Abodo® Vulcan Cladding by reSAWN TIMBER co. for exterior cladding features a water-based and environmentally friendly finish, with a unique, patented formula based on silicon-potassium designed to accelerate the natural weathering process.

Weathered wood is an aesthetic that is increasingly sought after but the challenge is, how to achieve it without taking the risk of uneven weathering on different aspects of the building, or in protected areas, such as overhanging eaves. Design Builders achieved a point of difference by utilizing the WB10 profile in random width, combined with the scandi-style SiOO:X finish, which will gradually silver to a soft low maintenance patina.

SiOO:X provides a solution by mirroring the natural aging process and accelerating the creation of the silver-grey appearance and giving long life protection in a completely environmentally friendly way. SiOO:X penetrates the wood and gives a light surface that is pleasant to touch. Apart from the surface being beautiful, it also is a barrier to algae, mold and rot from gaining a hold in the wood. The surface is very easy to wipe down making maintenance simpler. The SiOO:X treatment reinforces and strengthens the wood surface.

Abodo® is a registered trade mark owned by Abodo Wood Limited.

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