The DesignerWood Aluminium range from Atkar Group comes in a choice of two options: DesignerWood Aluminium Veneer and DesignerWood Aluminium Image.

While DesignerWood Aluminium Veneer is a fire-rated aluminium batten and cladding system with a genuine timber veneer finish, DesignerWood Aluminium Image is a fire-rated aluminium batten and plank system with a photo-realistic timber finish.

Both products share a number of features; however, by understanding the differences between these two products, you can decide on their suitability for your design project.

DesignerWood Aluminium Veneer

DesignerWood Aluminium Veneer features a genuine timber finish over a lightweight aluminium substrate. The fire-rated batten and cladding system has an AS 5637 Group 1 Rating and AS 1530.3 – Spread of flame index 0, and meets BCA Deemed-to-Satisfy Provisions C1.9 (e)(v) of the 2019 NCC, Building Code of Australia.

Profile options for DesignerWood Aluminium Veneer include 5 battens and 3 claddings, and there are 7 genuine timber colours.

The battens are installed using the 2-piece click system and the claddings use an interlock system.

DesignerWood Aluminium Veneer can be installed in both internal and external applications. Available in 5800mm lengths as standard with the option of custom lengths if needed, the product carries a 20-year warranty against delamination of veneer.

DesignerWood Aluminium Veneer needs re-coating every three years.

DesignerWood Aluminium Image

DesignerWood Aluminium Image features a photo-realistic timber finish over a lightweight aluminium substrate. The fire-rated aluminium batten and plank system has an AS 3837 Group 1 Rating* and AS 1530.3 – Spread of flame index 0, and meets BCA Deemed-to-Satisfy Provisions C1.9 (e)(v) of the 2019 NCC, Building Code of Australia.

Profile options for DesignerWood Aluminium Image include 5 battens and 1 plank in a choice of 18 photo-realistic timber colours.

Both battens and planks are installed using a 2-piece click system.

DesignerWood Aluminium Image can be installed in both internal and external applications. Available in 5700mm lengths as standard with the option of custom lengths if needed, the product carries a 10-year warranty against splitting, warping, expanding, fading and insect damage.

No maintenance is required for the product.

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*Group 1 Rating for Image is based on AS 3837 test. AS 5637 Group Rating testing is currently in progress.