Timber look battens from the Ever Art Wood collection by Covet International were used in combination with concrete to deliver a distinctly modern aesthetic to the façade of a private residence in Flinders.

Located in the seaside town on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, the home’s facade comprises of finishes that are beautiful and built to last.

The charred black timber cladding on the property’s east is reminiscent of Shou Sugi Ban, a centuries-old Japanese technique that preserves timber by torching it with fire to create a beautiful textured, ebony finish. This is paired perfectly with timber look Ever Art Wood battens in Burakku Erumu, which add further interest and texture to the facade.

Burakku Erumu is a textured, dark timber colour with interlocking grains derived from the European Elm timber species to deliver a contemporary, almost charred finish.

Sitting comfortably alongside genuine timber, the aluminium battens are impervious to moisture ingress, and highly resistant to fading, making them ideal for seaside and coastal properties.

Timber look battens have also been used to conceal the external windows spanning the height of the property along the west, providing privacy to the residents while maximising the afternoon sunlight. Natural light plays with the dark timber look battens at the entry, creating a beautiful angular effect.

Cladding profile: Ever Art Wood aluminium concealed fix Kabebari 30x50 battens

Ever Art Wood: Burakku Erumu

Fire rating: Performs well when tested to AS/NZ 1530.3 (spread of flame / index 0) and AS/NZ 3837-1998 (result / Group 1)

Photography: James Park Photography