Vacoa Timber Cladding

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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.

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Product benefits

Durable

Designed to allow for timber movement to reduce cupping

Complete System

Full range proprietary end stops and corner trims

Concealed Fixing

All components are designed to maintain concealed fixing

Size Options

Allows for multi-depth and multi width for unique design

Applications

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 Stains

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NATURAL
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BLACK
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WALNUT
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HAZELNUT
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120x40 STEPPED PROFILE NATURAL
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120x40 STEPPED PROFILE BLACK
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120x40 STEPPED PROFILE HAZELNUT
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120x40 STEPPED PROFILE WALNUT

Profile & Sizes

  • STABLERESISTANTREETRENDPLANKNOSUSTAINABLETHERMALINSULATORWORKABILITYTRENDPLANKPROFILE & SIZES40mm x 40mm120mm x 40mmTRENDPLANK PROFILE & SIZES120mm x 18mm120mm x 40mm120mm x 18mm
    120mm x 19mm
  • STABLE RESIST A N T RE E TRENDPLANK N O SUSTAINABLE T HERMAL INSULATOR WORKABILITY TRENDPLANK PROFILE & SIZES 40 mm x 40mm 120mm x 40mm TRENDPLANK PROFILE & SIZES 120mm x 18mm 120mm x 40mm 120mm x 18mm
    120mm x 19mm stepped profile
  • STABLE RESIST A N T RE E TRENDPLANK N O SUSTAINABLE T HERMAL INSULATOR WORKABILITY TRENDPLANK PROFILE & SIZES 40 mm x 40mm 120mm x 40mm TRENDPLANK PROFILE & SIZES 120mm x 18mm 120mm x 40mm 120mm x 18mm
    120mm x 40mm stepped profile

Installation

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.

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Useful Info

fire

Fire Information Sheet

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Revit

Trendplank Revit Files

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DWG Files

Trendplank DWG Files

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Maintenance

Maintenance Information Sheet

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Faqs

What is Vacoa Timber Cladding?

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.

How long will Vacoa shiplap cladding last?

Vacoa is a very durable timber, if maintained properly it will last the lifespan of the building.

Can I use Vacoa timber cladding horizontally?

Yes, Vacoa Timber Cladding can be used both vertically and horizontally

How much does Vacoa timber cladding cost?

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.

Will Vacoa timber cladding warp?

No, Vacoa is a Thermally Modified Timber. This process makes it very stable.

Is shiplap the same as weatherboard cladding?

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.

Does Trendplank come in panels or individual boards?

Trendplank Vacoa timber cladding comes as individual boards, not in panels.

What is thermally modified timber?

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.

Read more at: www.mortlock.com.au/news/what-is-thermally-modified-wood/

Is Vacoa a sustainable timber?

Yes, the Nordic Pine used to manufacture Vacoa is a plantation grown timber.

How long do the stained colours last & what maintenance is needed for Vacoa?

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.

What oil / stain is used on Vacoa Timber Cladding?

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

What is the R-value for Vacoa timber cladding?

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).

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