Abodo Screening & Decking for Designer Tall Timber Project, The Grounds

The Grounds is New Zealand’s first engineered tall timber residential development, of 42 designer apartments.

Made up of four buildings, each three storeys high, the revolutionary design of these one and two bedroom apartments incorporates state of the art mass timber and offsite construction methods.

The structural components include cross laminated timber (CLT) panels and engineered timber posts and beams, which were prefabricated at the Tallwood factory minimising construction time on site.

The methodology delivers high quality and performance at an affordable price point.

Timber is also a key part of the exterior façade, providing a softened aesthetic along with solar and privacy screening.

Abodo’s Vulcan Screening was chosen for the vertical fins due to its inherent stability and excellent weathering characteristics. The screening was factory pre-finished with Abodo’s Sioo:x Natural Wood Coating further reducing time required by on-site trades.

Abodo timbers are locally sourced, FSC certified and thermally modified, with no added treatment chemicals, which were attractive properties for this eco-conscious development.

The Vulcan Screening was finger jointed in selected lengths to minimise waste form off-cuts.

Abodo’s Sand Decking was chosen due to its high durability, consistency and low maintenance Pearl finish.

The finishes on both timbers were chosen to allow the timber to weather off gracefully offering low maintenance to the building owners.

Location: Hobsonville Point, West Auckland
Architect: Peddle Thorp
Design: Tallwood
Builder: Stanley Construction
Products: Vulcan Screening 115x42mm, Sioo:x Finish
Sand Decking 90x21mm, Pearl Finish
Completion date:Mid 2019

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