The current trend for darker colours on façades is proving that not all substrates are created equal. As such, we are conscious of the need of timber product being capable of supporting darker colours. Radiata pine is not suitable and although western red cedar is more stable than pine, it is still not recommended for use with darker colours.
We can now conﬁdently offer Accoya® as a dark-colour substrate option.
Provided it is properly coated and installed in accordance with ITI Timspec installation speciﬁcations, Accoya® is warranted against undue movement (shrinkage and swelling). The black and dark-coated Accoya® cladding we have installed in New Zealand over the last 3-to-4 years bear testament to this.
ITI Timspec offers a Codemark-approved weatherboard system in Pine, Cedar and Accoya®, to allow a stress-free job. Installation speciﬁcations are FREE to download and are available under the installation section of our downloads page