Ipe Hardwood Cladding Installation


Ipe Hardwood Cladding Installation

Exterpark Ipe cladding is hard, durable and has a beautiful colour. Once fixed to the façade it will be there for up to 80 years and more. Ipe, Tabebuia Serratifolia, is one of the hardest and most durable timbers available. We fit this using stainless clips which are invisible; coupled with stainless screws make for a cladding system that will outlive its owners.

This property is situated adjacent to a forest. A newly renovated living space with double-height rooms allows for large panels of glazing to the rear. The panoramic views are unspoiled and spectacular.

The hardwood decking terrace by Exterpark

A matching hardwood deck terrace, a balcony that leads from the main bedroom, tactile and usable. To sit and stare at the beautiful views or to relax and read a book… The use of the same hardwood timber as the cladding was to keep the scheme less complicated than changing the materials palette.

The terrace was a combination of pedestals, aluminium rails and a patented system of Exterpark magnet decking.

The installation of Exterpark Hardwood

It is an accurate installation with Exterpark hardwood. It’s made even better with the lack of screws normally seen in cladding and decking. Scribed in where needed in place and a perfect corner detail allowing the timber to wrap around the building.

There wasn’t a need for very much sanding for this timber because the majority has a smooth surface from the way it is manufactured. The patented profile is very much like an off-set tongue and groove, you see the joining lines but in the gap, you can only see timber.

The best oil for hardwood

Owatrol has been the choice for any given timber project, for Karl Harrison personally and also for Karl Harrison Landscapes. whilst there are many oil solutions on the market, Owatrol has proved the market leader for exterior timber applications.

Firstly, Prepdeck by Owatrol, this removes the mill glaze and any unsightly blemishes followed by Net-Trol. The second chemical by Owatrol is to neutralise and removes water staining. The final timber oil was D1 clear, Deks Olje D1 is a good choice for looking after quality hardwood timber.

All hardwoods will season to a silver-grey within the first few years, the higher the UV the quicker this will happen.

Do contact Karl Harrison Landscapes if you have any hardwood timber cladding or decking projects that need a professional’s attention.

Credits and Further Information

Project             Forest House

Location          Maidenhead

Designer          Karl Harrison

Installation      Karl Harrison Landscapes

Budget            >24k

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About Karl

Karl Harrison designs, builds and delivers high end residential and commercial landscaping projects.

He brings clarity to unusual situations, new materials and understands how to apply them with current technology. He is a professional Engineer and demands attention to detail that ensures impeccable results.

We absolutely love the space that Karl & his team created for us.

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