Newport cladding in Ironbark was specified for the facade of Queensland’s famous Beenleigh Rum Distillery to add a contemporary edge to the heritage-listed icon.

The distillery makeover project aimed to introduce the handcrafted traditions of rum-making to today’s new-age spirit drinkers by creating a stylish new visitor centre and a modern cellar door. A key objective of the restoration and refurbishment project was to put the distillery firmly back on the map.

Featuring clean lines and tongue and groove profiles, Urbanline’s Newport cladding in Ironbark has been able to provide a contemporary look to the distillery, tastefully framing the edgy, exterior box windows. The beautiful timber is finished in a burnt red colour reminiscent of the heritage distillery’s rum barrels and vats.

Pre-finished in Cutek Clear to extend the lifespan and minimise maintenance, the cladding will age gracefully thanks to the natural properties of hardwood timber.

Urbanline’s Newport timber cladding is ideal for external feature facades, office complexes and commercial reception areas, harsh climates and coastal environments, and residential applications.

Key features of Newport timber cladding include seamless architectural profile achieved through a concealed fixing system; environment-friendly, FSC certified timber; high-performing, durable, extremely strong and dimensionally stable product; easy-to-use tongue and groove profiles; guaranteed for 25 years against rot, fungal decay, insects and termites; and warmth and beauty of natural timber with low maintenance and greater durability.

Image: Urbanline’s Newport cladding in Ironbark tastefully framing the edgy, exterior box windows