“Responsible Wood provides our customers with confirmation that the timber is sourced from a sustainable origin, it provides the ultimate trust-mark that Weathergroove panels are green, trusted, certified and Australian…”
As Director and co-founder of Sydney design and construction company, Cadence and Co, Darren Mills is well versed in advising clients on building materials. When it came to selecting timber for the stables on his own Northern Sydney property, he looked no further than Weathertex’s Weathergroove Panels.
Complementing a luxurious home in a peaceful bushland setting, the stables resemble an American barn with a vaulted ceiling and are clad in wide, natural hardwood timber panels that were aged and battened. The high, vaulted ceiling and volume of the wide timber panels adds to the impressive scale of this building.
Weathergroove Panels are the largest panels on the Australian market so are well-suited to the impressive scale of this building with its vast triangular roof yet come with the quick and efficient installation of panels.
They are made from 97% Australian hardwood timber which is certified by Responsible Wood to Australian Standard 4707 which ensures that the chain of custody of the timber used meets their strict and independent accreditation process and criteria.
Chain of custody certification provides end users, such as Cadence and Co with peace of mind as it tracks forest-based products from a sustainable source (such as a sustainably-managed forest) through to final product, in this case, Weathergroove hardwood panels.
Weathertex uses a selection of mixed species from gums, ironbark, mahogany, stringybark and blackbutt. The timber used is brought in as round logs from sustainably harvested timber, Responsible Wood certified to Australian Standard 4708, and sourced from within 150km of the Weathertex factory at Raymond Terrace, North of Sydney.
Cadence and Co has built a reputation for their attention to detail and ability to achieve, on projects of all sizes, an exceptional looking, high quality product without exorbitant costs. The key to this ability lies in the careful selection of suppliers.
Jason O’Hagan, Managing Director for Weathertex said, “Our customers are savvier than ever and seeking safer, alternative building materials. They want value for money and high-quality products, but also seek brands that are transparent and demonstrate a social, safety and environmental responsibility. At Weathertex, we can tick all the boxes when it comes to customer trust by way of product transparency from our third-party accreditation. Weathertex has been voted most trusted brand in the building industry by the Architecture & Design survey for the second time in a row this year and it’s an honour to be recognised in this way by our customers and the industry.”