Vacoa Timber Cladding
Vacoa is a sustainable Nordic knotty pine material produced in Europe.
Modified by a thermal heat and steam process, the thermal process is non-toxic which greatly increases the stability of the timber for use in all applications both internally and externally.
This high performing timber couples well with the quality finish of a Danish oil, which offers a range of stain options for the perfect natural and sustainable façade and lining product.
Vacoa Timber is great at maintaining its shape, even when exposed to the harsh Australian environment. It can be used indoors and outdoors and within any climate condition, meaning it falls into the Durability Class 2 scale, lasting up to 40 years exposed above ground.
Vacoa is also a timber sourced from certified and sustainable Nordic forests. this means that you can feel safe knowing sustainability is at the core when sourcing this timber, as well as feeling good knowing it is made to last.
All resins within the Vacoa Timber have been removed in the thermal process which means no tannin leaching. Easy to cut and work with, Vacoa is a great choice for any indoor or outdoor cladding designs.
Vacoa is available for a wide range of applications. The most common are for timber cladding, ceiling lining and timber screening. Vacoa timber is available in two lengths:
These length options ensure a focus on sustainability, as it helps to reduce waste on site.
Vacoa is a solid timber, which is not laminated or finger jointed, so there is no risk of delamination.
Designed to allow for timber movement to reduce cupping
Full range proprietary end stops and corner trims
All components are designed to maintain concealed fixing
Allows for multi-depth and multi width for unique design
Our Trendplank profile is a versatile product which will complement and enrich a wide range of applications. Originally designed for exterior cladding, Trendplank has been used to line walls and ceilings both internally and externally by Australia’s leading Architects and Builders. Trendplank cladding can also be used to create convex curved walls.
Timber StainsSelect timber species below to see their corresponding finishes
120x40 STEPPED PROFILE NATURAL Finishes
120x40 STEPPED PROFILE BLACK Finishes
120x40 STEPPED PROFILE HAZELNUT Finishes
120x40 STEPPED PROFILE WALNUT Finishes
Profile & Sizes
Both vertical and horizontal installation is possible for wall applications with Vacoa Trendplank, in either a timber frame or masonry construction. Pre-drilling is required, as is screw fixing. Trendplank can also be end-matched, end matching is applied to the ends of the boards so that they can be joined off the stud. End matching is a tongue and groove profile that improves waterproofing and eliminates the need to measure and trim the ends of the boards. This will enable you to save time and minimise waste during installation.
Vacoa is a thermally modified Nordic Pine. Thermally modified timber means it has been heated to over 210 °C in the absence of oxygen. This process introduces chemical changes to the structures of cell wall components (lignin, cellulose and hemicellulose) in the wood to increase its durability. The timber is heated in an environment with low oxygen to prevent burning at high temperatures. Once thermally modified, the timber absorbs less water, consequently increasing decay resistance while decreasing swelling and shrinking. Thermally modified wood is far more durable than its previous state.
Vacoa is a very durable timber, if maintained properly it will last the lifespan of the building.
Yes, Vacoa Timber Cladding can be used both vertically and horizontally
As a guide, the approximate cost of Vacoa Cladding ranges from $130 p/m2 + GST up to 350 p/m2 + GST depending on what options are selected.
No, Vacoa is a Thermally Modified Timber. This process makes it very stable.
Shiplap is a different profile to weatherboard, Shiplap has a 10mm shadow line groove at the join where as weatherboard slopes slightly away from the wall. Vacoa is available in the Trendplank / Shiplap profile.
Trendplank Vacoa timber cladding comes as individual boards, not in panels.
Thermally modified timber means it has been heated to over 210 °C in the absence of oxygen. This process introduces chemical changes to the structures of cell wall components (lignin, cellulose and hemicellulose) in the wood to increase its durability. The timber is heated in an environment with low oxygen to prevent burning at high temperatures.
Once thermally modified, the timber absorbs less water, consequently increasing decay resistance while decreasing swelling and shrinking. Thermally modified wood is far more durable than its previous state.
Vacoa is a thermally modified Nordic Pine.
Yes, the Nordic Pine used to manufacture Vacoa is a plantation grown timber.
The stain we use on Vacoa is a danish oil called WOCA Exterior Oil. This is a high performing environmentally friendly timber coating that outlasts many other cheap coating products on the market. As our products are used in many different environments it’s hard to give an accurate answer to both these questions. As a guide, we have seen a factory coat of WOCA oil on Vacoa remain colourfast for approx 18 months to 2 years. A maintenance recoat of the WOCA oil is recommended every 2-3 years to maintain Vacoa timber cladding, there are cases where a re-coat will be required more frequently than this. We recommend to inspect the timber cladding every 6 months for early signs of weathering and apply a maintenance coat accordingly.
For the stained options (Black, Walnut & Hazelnut) we use a danish oil called WOCA Exterior Oil. This is a high performing environmentally friendly timber coating that outlasts many other cheap coating products on the market. Further info at: www.wocadenmark.com
Cutek Extreme Oil is used on the Vacoa natural oiled option. Further info at: www.cutek.com.au
The R-value for 19mm Vacoa timber cladding is R 0.2
Vacoa thermal conductivity is 0.099. The R-value of a material is determined by dividing the thickness (in metres) by the thermal conductivity of the material so the R-value of 19mm thick Vacoa is R 0.2. R = Thickness (m) / Conductivity (W/mK) =0.019 / 0.099 = 0.2 (m²·K/W).
Vacoa Cladding Pricing
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