Location and conditions have a necessary influence on architecture and design. Whether it’s coastal developments, beating sun, wind, rain or the threat of termites: some projects just need to be built extra-tough. 

So, how do you inject a big dose of durability while keeping your style and aesthetic vision intact? One way is to choose cladding that has been specially developed to do both.

Urbanline’s Vulcan + Hector cladding has been innovatively engineered from clear, sustainable plantation pine that has been thermally modified.

The process uses heat to ‘cook’ solid timber and permanently change its properties. The result is a stable, durable material that resists decay and rot and provides a 30-year service life for above-ground applications such as cladding and decking. 

Exclusive to Urbanline, it’s also the only thermally modified timber on the market that has been H3 treated with protim organic preservation to ensure a long life outside – and is guaranteed for 25 years against rot, fungal decay, insects and termites.

Its patented vertical grain prevents surface cracks and reduces movement by up to 90% compared to other species. This incredibly strong and versatile cladding is rated durability class 1 (above ground) – suitable for residential and light commercial developments. 

Its design potential matches its strength, with amazing real-life examples including a stunning waterfront hotel in Queensland and Vodafone’s state-of-the-art headquarters in Christchurch.

Urbanline recently extended the range with the introduction of Vulcan Zara Cladding featuring five new, different shaped profiles.

With its ‘chunkier’ options, the new profiles can be mixed and matched for a distinctive, asymmetrical finish or used uniformly for streamlined class. They pave the way for standout design features including shadow lines and 3D effects.

The good news for builders and clients is that Vulcan has low maintenance, and is easy to install, and lightweight. 

Sourced from New Zealand’s renewable plantations, it also has FSC Certification and is organically H3 treated.

All the warmth, beauty and texture of natural timber, in a low maintenance, high performance, standout solution.

Read more and see examples at Urbanline