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 allow 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 that 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 placed 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 with 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 professionals attention.
Credits and Further Information
Project Forest House
Designer Karl Harrison
Installation Karl Harrison Landscapes