Concealed fix cladding refers to a method of installing exterior cladding where the fasteners or fixing components are hidden from view.
Unlike traditional timber cladding, where nails or screws are exposed, this kind of cladding – which is also often referred to as secret fix – provides a seamless finish with no visible fixings on the surface.
It offers a more modern and refined aesthetic, enhancing the overall appearance of buildings.
One popular secret fix type is Woodline Elements Cladding.
It’s a premium cladding system that combines the natural beauty of timber with the practicality and durability of modern materials.
Woodline Elements Cladding uses a unique fixing method that conceals the fasteners, giving a clean and unblemished finish.
You can find Woodline Elements here in Spotted Gum, Blackbutt, Ironbark and Tallowwood.
The primary use cases for concealed fix cladding, including Woodline Elements, are in both residential and commercial applications.
You’ll see it commonly used for external wall cladding on houses, apartments, offices, retail stores, and various other types of buildings.
Concealed fixing is particularly well-suited for contemporary architecture or renovation projects aiming to achieve a sleek and sophisticated appearance.
One of the main benefits of concealed fix cladding is the aesthetic appeal. By eliminating visible fixings, it creates a smooth and uninterrupted surface, enhancing the look of the building. The clean lines and concealed fixings provide a more refined and modern look compared to traditional timber cladding.
The cladding is also chosen for its improved weather resistance and durability. The concealed fixing system helps protect the timber from moisture and prevents water from seeping into the cladding.
This reduces the risk of rotting, warping, or other forms of damage, ensuring the cladding maintains its structural integrity over time.
Concealed fixing can also offer enhanced insulation properties. By using an appropriate backing material, you can improve the thermal performance of the building, resulting in better energy efficiency and potential cost savings on heating and cooling.
In terms of maintenance, concealed fix cladding often requires less upkeep compared to traditional timber cladding.
The concealed fixings reduce the risk of dirt, debris, and moisture getting trapped between the cladding boards, making it easier to clean and maintain the cladding’s overall appearance.
All in all this kind of cladding provides a stylish and contemporary solution for your external walls. Its concealed fixing system, aesthetic appeal, weather resistance, durability, insulation properties, and low maintenance make it a popular choice.
Check out your Concealed Fix options below:
Spotted Gum is a highly popular choice as it is mixed with a variance of colours.NSW Spotted Gum is known for its lighter colours and shades whilst showing back-sawn grain. It is easy to see why this would be the first choice for not only its look, but also for its hardness and durability. Spotted gum is a large native hardwood that is grown in a variety of forest types along the NSW coastal strip into Queensland. The word “spotted” refers to large spot like features that form on the tree as it sheds its bark in strips.
Blackbutt timber is known for its strength and versatility. With its straight grain and warm nutty hue, it compliments a range of interior designs where a lighter, more neutral palette is needed. Blackbutt is grown in the coastal forests of New South Wales and southern Queensland, with is name derived from its distinctive black and charcoal look that is on the base of its trunk.
Ironbark offers a large variety of colour from dark chocolate to nutty honey with some dark reddish brown. Ironbark has an interesting tight cathedral grain pattern. Recognised as one of the hardest and most durable hardwoods available in the world, Ironbark is an extremely hardwearing timber that makes it perfect for external or internal applications
Tallowwood has a yellowish brown colouring with a tinge of olive green. It is found on the coastal regions of New South Wales and some parts of Queensland. Tallowwood has a grain that is often interlocked and a moderately coarse texture.
Nationwide Timber is a leading source for timber supplies in Melbourne and across Australia, and can provide secret fix cladding to meet your needs.
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