Timber Architecture Specialists

Bring your timber project ideas to life. We acknowledge that Architects are at the forefront of design, trends and
change in the building industry. We want to hear your design vision, and help turn that vision into a functional building that will stand the test of time. CUTEK® is committed to helping architects and designers achieve the
best aesthetic and protection outcomes for their timber project.

Excellent Technical Advice

CUTEK® technical representatives are all highly experienced and offer the best hands-on support in the business. Each and every one of them has worked extensively in the timber, or the building industries prior to working for CUTEK®. If you have questions about timber, or how you can include it successfully in your design vision, .

Tailored Project Solutions

At CUTEK®, we understand each project is unique, therefore we do not expect you to necessarily fit within our standard solutions. Our in house chemists are able to formulate bespoke protection alternatives for both interior and exterior timber applications that meet the specific design brief of your project. If you need a speciality timber solution, .

Custom Colourtones

We have the ability to create one of a kind colourtones which help ensure that your project is exactly how you imagined it could be (see Westfield Coomera Case Study). .

Dedicated Architectural Consultant with CPD Training

We have a dedicated Architectural representative who understands the unique aspects of the design process and can provide insight into timber construction and protection to ensure your best project outcome. CUTEK® also provides free CPD training seminars to architect and design firms on the characteristics, properties and protection of timber. to book in a Free CPD training day at your firm.

Specifying CUTEK® is simple

Download Specifications Sheet   Product TDS

EXTERIOR TIMBERS:

STEP 1   PREPARE

New Timber – Clean with CUTEK® Restore as per manufacturer instructions

Previously Coated Timber – Strip coating with CUTEK® Wood Stripper to remove the previous coating and clean with CUTEK® Restore as per manufacturer instructions.

STEP 2   PROTECT

Apply minimum of 2 coats of your chosen CUTEK® timber oil (CUTEK® Extreme CD50 or CUTEK® Wood Preservative) with CUTEK® Colourtone (if desired), allowing ample time for the oil to penetrate and dry between coats.

  • For maximum timber protection, we recommend 2 coats of CUTEK® Wood Preservative.
  • For maximum colour retention, we recommend 2 coats of CUTEK® Extreme CD50 with double CUTEK® Colourtone

Maintenance

PREPARE: Clean with CUTEK® Quickclean as per manufacturer instructions

PROTECT: Apply 1 x coat of your chosen CUTEK® timber oil (CUTEK® Extreme CD50 or CUTEK® Wood Preservative) with CUTEK® Colourtone (if desired)

 

INTERIOR TIMBERS:

STEP 1   PREPARE

New Timber – Lightly sand timber surface using 180 grit sandpaper before cleaning the surface with mineral turpentine.
Previously Coated Timber – Lightly sand timber surface using 180 grit sandpaper before cleaning surface. Test adhesion of CUTEK® Interior to surface prior to full coating.

STEP 2   PROTECT

Apply minimum of 2 coats of CUTEK® Interior as per manufacturer instructions.

CPD Training

Our CPD training ‘The Wonder of Wood’ covers the technical properties of timber, the effects of moisture and long-term protection options to extend service life. Presented at your premises, our CUTEK® CPD training provides 1 CPD point for each attendee.

Contact us at 1300 1 CUTEK or fill out the form below to book your CUTEK® CPD training.

  • DD slash MM slash YYYY
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

CUSTOM COLOURTONES

We understand each project is unique and we want to help architects achieve the right colour for their project. The CUTEK® Colourtone range has been developed over 2 decades to suit the hue and undertones of common Australian timber species and to meet historical and emerging design trends. If there is not a Colourtone that suits your project, we will make a bespoke one in consulation with you and your design brief. Contact us to use our free colour matching service or to request a free sample testpot of your preferred Colourtones.

 

WESTFIELD CASE STUDY

Westfield Coomera was the first greenfield site development for the Sentre Group in over a decade and timber was utilised as a design element in both interior and exterior built environments.

CUTEK®’s dedicated architectural representative was brought in to assist the architect, designers and builders achieve the desired colour and protection level for timber fittings that were integrated into the overall design.

READ MORE

 

PRESERVE THE TIMBER COLOUR

With CUTEK® Colourtones you can enhance and maintain the natural beauty of your timber, or alter the colour to meet your design requirements of your project.

View Product

Bespoke Solutions

We care about your project, no matter how big or small. If your project uses timber, we want to be a part of it.

We have an extensive Research and Development program (based in Queensland, Australia), that ensures our wood protection technology is always progressive and insightful, using the best resources and know-how available, to make wood protection products that ACTUALLY WORK.

We formulate bespoke timber protection solutions to meet the unique project needs for architects and designers across Australia. Contact us to get the right solution for your project.

Sustainability

Being sustainable or green has become a slogan, but at CUTEK® it is part of our DNA. The very purpose for the creation of CUTEK® products was to maximise the service life of timber. It is a simple equation: extension of the service life of timber = less trees cut down as their replacement.

CUTEK® products are also manufactured with the use of high-grade recycled raw materials and renewable resources where possible, which decreases waste stream and incinerations. Our internal systems are paperless, and have been since 2012 and we recycle manufacturing materials.

CUTEK® is committed to formulating products with lower Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). This means more protective components penetrate and STAY permanently in the coated timber and less VOCs are released into the environment than many of our direct competitor’s products.

Beyond these internal measures, CUTEK® also gives back. We are champions for the ecological use and long-term protection of timber. We are partnered with One Tree Planted and plant 1 tree for every can of CUTEK® timber oil sold worldwide. At CUTEK® sustainability isn’t a slogan, it is in our DNA.

See where we have planted trees

With over 123 million hectares of native forests, Australia has the seventh largest forest area in the world, making up three per cent of the Earth’s forests. These forests are unique and varied – ranging from ancient Gondwana rainforest and tropical mangroves to extensive bush lands made up of native acacia, melaleuca and eucalyptus trees. CUTEK®’s donations help to plant trees all across Australia to recover forests affected by the 2019-20 Black Summer Bushfires and restore native habitat vital for wildlife.

Species: Native trees bring the greatest overall benefit to the ecosystem and region. This includes various types of native trees and companion plants. Depending on the specific needs of each section of habitat being restored, native trees planted may include acacia, banksia, eucalyptus, melaleuca, and many other native species.

One Tree Planted Website

One Treelanted has partnerships with the U.S. Forest Service, U.S. State Forest and Conservation District. Because of these partnerships, CUTEK®’s donation are able to plant trees in many regions across the United States, including California, Colorado, Florida and Oregon.

Species: Species planted include the Sugar Pine, California Redwood (State Tree), Maple, Elderberry, Willow, Birch, Dogwood, Cedar, Giant Sequoia, Walnut, Various types of oak, Yellow Poplar, American Chestnut and Hazelnut, Silky Dogwood, Persimmon, Cypress and Longleaf Pines, Carolina Silverbell, Chestnut and Palm.

One Tree Planted Website

CUTEK®’s donations help to plant trees in many regions of Canada including British Columbia, Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick.

Species: Over40 different species of native trees, including some of Canada’s most interesting and valuable tree species. These are mostly coniferous, or softwood, and such include species such as pine, spruce, fir, hemlock and western red cedar.

One Tree Planted Website

One Tree Planted’s projects in Latin America are rebuilding forests and restoring land so the benefits of healthy tropical forests can be felt around the world. They work with communities impacted by deforestation so they benefit from improved forest management practices and agricultural techniques like agroforestry. This also ensures the trees and land are taken care of for generations to come, and the forests can continue to thrive.CUTEK® has a strong presence in Chile so we have directed our donations in Latin America to the Chilean region.

Species: A variety of essential species for the region with the goal of focusing on bringing together ocean and forest conservation, providing ecological benefits related to both land and sea, with strong engagement with the local community.

One Tree Planted Website

CUTEK® donations help to plant trees in a number of projects throughout Europe, including Romania, Spain and Denmark. The aim is to seek to re-establish woodland, improve water and soil quality, and create habitat for wildlife in areas that were historically forested.

Species: Downy Birch, Lodgepole Pine, Sitka Spruce, Black Cottonwood, Beech, Spruce, Ash, Sycamore Maple, as well as varying species of Alder, Oak, Ash, Fir, Pine, Spruce, and Larch.

One Tree Planted Website

One Tree Planted’s projects across Asia are helping rebuild the habitat of critically endangered species like orangutans, tigers, and more than 1,700 species of birds. These projects are creating jobs and providing sustainable, long-term income for communities so people and forests can live together in harmony.CUTEK® has a strong presence in the Philippines so we have directed our donations in Latin America to the Philippines region.

Species: Trees are chosen that will bring the greatest overall benefit to the ecosystem and region. This includes different types of native trees and nursery crop species. Depending on the needs of each section of habitat being restored, species may include rainforest trees such as dipterocarps, agroforestry species such as native fruit trees and giant bamboo, or mangrove seedlings.

One Tree Planted Website
  • Australia

    With over 123 million hectares of native forests, Australia has the seventh largest forest area in the world, making up three per cent of the Earth’s forests. These forests are unique and varied – ranging from ancient Gondwana rainforest and tropical mangroves to extensive bush lands made up of native acacia, melaleuca and eucalyptus trees. CUTEK®’s donations help to plant trees all across Australia to recover forests affected by the 2019-20 Black Summer Bushfires and restore native habitat vital for wildlife.

    Species: Native trees bring the greatest overall benefit to the ecosystem and region. This includes various types of native trees and companion plants. Depending on the specific needs of each section of habitat being restored, native trees planted may include acacia, banksia, eucalyptus, melaleuca, and many other native species.

    One Tree Planted Website
  • United States

    One Treelanted has partnerships with the U.S. Forest Service, U.S. State Forest and Conservation District. Because of these partnerships, CUTEK®’s donation are able to plant trees in many regions across the United States, including California, Colorado, Florida and Oregon.

    Species: Species planted include the Sugar Pine, California Redwood (State Tree), Maple, Elderberry, Willow, Birch, Dogwood, Cedar, Giant Sequoia, Walnut, Various types of oak, Yellow Poplar, American Chestnut and Hazelnut, Silky Dogwood, Persimmon, Cypress and Longleaf Pines, Carolina Silverbell, Chestnut and Palm.

    One Tree Planted Website
  • Canada

    CUTEK®’s donations help to plant trees in many regions of Canada including British Columbia, Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick.

    Species: Over40 different species of native trees, including some of Canada’s most interesting and valuable tree species. These are mostly coniferous, or softwood, and such include species such as pine, spruce, fir, hemlock and western red cedar.

    One Tree Planted Website
  • Latin America

    One Tree Planted’s projects in Latin America are rebuilding forests and restoring land so the benefits of healthy tropical forests can be felt around the world. They work with communities impacted by deforestation so they benefit from improved forest management practices and agricultural techniques like agroforestry. This also ensures the trees and land are taken care of for generations to come, and the forests can continue to thrive.CUTEK® has a strong presence in Chile so we have directed our donations in Latin America to the Chilean region.

    Species: A variety of essential species for the region with the goal of focusing on bringing together ocean and forest conservation, providing ecological benefits related to both land and sea, with strong engagement with the local community.

    One Tree Planted Website
  • Europe

    CUTEK® donations help to plant trees in a number of projects throughout Europe, including Romania, Spain and Denmark. The aim is to seek to re-establish woodland, improve water and soil quality, and create habitat for wildlife in areas that were historically forested.

    Species: Downy Birch, Lodgepole Pine, Sitka Spruce, Black Cottonwood, Beech, Spruce, Ash, Sycamore Maple, as well as varying species of Alder, Oak, Ash, Fir, Pine, Spruce, and Larch.

    One Tree Planted Website
  • Asia

    One Tree Planted’s projects across Asia are helping rebuild the habitat of critically endangered species like orangutans, tigers, and more than 1,700 species of birds. These projects are creating jobs and providing sustainable, long-term income for communities so people and forests can live together in harmony.CUTEK® has a strong presence in the Philippines so we have directed our donations in Latin America to the Philippines region.

    Species: Trees are chosen that will bring the greatest overall benefit to the ecosystem and region. This includes different types of native trees and nursery crop species. Depending on the needs of each section of habitat being restored, species may include rainforest trees such as dipterocarps, agroforestry species such as native fruit trees and giant bamboo, or mangrove seedlings.

    One Tree Planted Website

Maximising the service life of timber

We have always been, and always will be, champions for the ecological use and long-term protection of timber, the most natural resource in the building industry.

The whole reason for the creation of CUTEK® products, was to maximise the service life of timber.


Interior Ultra-Matt Polyurethane which protects timber invisibly. Retain the natural look and feel of uncoated timber.

Proven high performance penetrating oil/stabiliser with a unique self healing effect that works from the inside out to control moisture, and minimise warping, cupping and splitting. CUTEK® Extreme CD50 improves the service life, and enhances the natural beauty of your timber.

IT’S THE SUSTAINABLE CHOICE

EXTERIOR TIMBER

At CUTEK®, we are all about the timber. Timber brings colour, warmth, depth and beauty to any project. CUTEK® products offer long-term, powerful protection for timber while highlighting its natural warmth, feel and beauty.

CUTEK® timber oils have been independently tested and are proven to offer powerful, long-term protection, cost effective maintenance and dimensional stability improvements that stand up to the most extreme environments. For over 30-years and across many countries, CUTEK® is the trusted name in wood protection.

Superior Mode Of Action

Traditional varnish and natural oil ‘penetrating’ type coatings work by forming a protective film on the surface of the wood to protect against moisture damage. Over time, UV light as well as liquid and gas phase moisture induced timber movement, break down this film causing it to degrade, flake or peel. This allows water to get into the wood which can lead to cupping, warping, splitting and rot. Rectification is costly and time consuming as the old coating will need to stripped away before reapplying.

CUTEK® is different. CUTEK® timber oils penetrate deep into the wood core and drive moisture out of the wood from the inside. This offers superior long-term protection and minimises cupping, warping and splitting. This penetrating oil technology ensures the longest possible service life for your timber and has been proven to work and independently tested by industry experts in many countries over the last 30 years.

Self-Healing Effect

CUTEK® wood finishes work differently to traditional wood stain/wood oil/acrylic/urethane/natural oils/wood coating products in that CUTEK® protects your timber from the inside out. CUTEK® penetrates deeply into the wood core upon application, protecting it from the damaging effects of liquid and gas phase water, significantly increasing the service life of your timber. It does this by remaining PERMANENTLY MOBILE inside the wood, migrating to any cut or perforation with a self-healing action.

Many opposition products claim to be a penetrating oil finish; however, they often contain a mixture of solvents, polymers and cross-linking natural oils (such as linseed and tung oils) that penetrate only a few millimetres before drying to form an encapsulating type varnish. Because these coatings do not have a self-healing effect, once this varnish is exposed to the weather, water can quickly enter the core of the timber especially if it has been cut or perforated with fasteners leading to a rapid loss of dimensional stability. Additionally, the use of some natural oils in wood coatings can contribute to the development of unsightly mould and fungal growth underneath subsequently applied coatings. This situation can be difficult and costly to fix.

CUTEK® Oil
=
TRUE PENETRATION AND MIGRATION WITH SELF HEALING

COMPETING NATURAL OILS / “PENETRATING OILS”
=
ENCAPSULATING COATING

NOTE: Coatings that are not permanently mobile inside the wood and do not exhibit the self-healing effect ARE NOT the same as CUTEK® no matter what is claimed. Our first priority is always to extend and maximise the service life of timber NOT to steer you into the ecosystem of our other products.

 

 

INTERIOR TIMBER

At CUTEK® we love timber and create products that highlight the natural colour, grain and beauty of wood. CUTEK® Interior is an almost invisible ultra matt polyurethane protection coating that retains the natural colour, grain, look and feel of your timber.

Almost Invisible Protection

Traditional interior wood coatings can change the appearance and colour of timber, sometimes making it appear artificial and detracting from the wood’s natural beauty. Many of these coatings increase the gloss level in order to improve cleaning and chemical resistance properties.

CUTEK® Interior is different.

By using state of the art innovative and novel technologies, CUTEK® Interior provides the robust protection of a polyurethane coating whilst keeping the natural, ultra matt look and feel of natural wood. Additionally, CUTEK® Interior resists polishing effect, even though it is an ultra matt coating. CUTEK® Interior does not hide or mask timber, it simply protects it.

Safe And User Friendly

CUTEK® Interior has been formulated using advanced renewable materials to be low VOC and low odour. It is fast drying, minimising waiting time between coats and is incredibly easy to use. Any beginner can easily achieve a high-class professional finish. Any maintenance, if required, is fast and simple.

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Projects

CUTEK® is the trusted and proven choice when it comes timber protection that celebrates the natural beauty of timber while providing powerful protection. Our range of Prepare and Protect products are used in designer homes, commercial and public spaces across multiple continents and different environments.

‘The Barn’ embraces the details of timber. The Paul Uhlmann Architects (PUA) design team used Australian hardwood extensively in the interior and exterior design to…

Bates and Smart’s Dandenong Mental Health facility embraced timber during the design process. The calming and warm characteristics of timber made it the logical primary…

CUTEK® Extreme CD50 helps to alleviate the challenging conditions facing timber on coastal properties. The intense heat, strong-salt winds and high humidity is a…

CUTEK® timber protection products are formulated to enhance the look and life-span of timber in an environmentally friendly way. Because of these attributes, CUTEK® Extreme…

Westfield Coomera was the first greenfield site development for the Sentre Group in over a decade and timber was utilised as a design element in…

Restoring a timber deck to look like new is a summer project for many homeowners. Bringing tired and worn timber back to life makes a…

Timber is a signature of award-winning homes by Noosa-based architects, Teeland Architects.

Director David Teeland and his team have a passion for designing homes that…

When it came to refurbishing their office, Wilston’s Ray White team knew what they wanted: industrial, contemporary and edgy. With exposed steel beams, natural brick…

Nestled against a flank of Brisbane’s iconic Story Bridge, these sought-after New York loft-style apartments feature quality softwood finishings that are powerfully protected by

Australia’s largest tertiary oral health facility in the inner-Brisbane suburb of Herston, combines natural sophistication with sustainable building materials. Pre-coated in clear CUTEK® Extreme…

CUTEK® has once again been chosen to help showcase a truly contemporary, heritage-listed attraction: Queensland’s Beenleigh Artisan Distillery.

When Australia’s oldest registered distillery built a…

For this gym in upmarket Clayfield QLD,  the beauty of wood provides a refreshing alternative to the sterile look of most fitness centres. CUTEK®…

  • How to Specify

    Specifying CUTEK® is simple

    Download Specifications Sheet   Product TDS

    EXTERIOR TIMBERS:

    STEP 1   PREPARE

    New Timber – Clean with CUTEK® Restore as per manufacturer instructions

    Previously Coated Timber – Strip coating with CUTEK® Wood Stripper to remove the previous coating and clean with CUTEK® Restore as per manufacturer instructions.

    STEP 2   PROTECT

    Apply minimum of 2 coats of your chosen CUTEK® timber oil (CUTEK® Extreme CD50 or CUTEK® Wood Preservative) with CUTEK® Colourtone (if desired), allowing ample time for the oil to penetrate and dry between coats.

    • For maximum timber protection, we recommend 2 coats of CUTEK® Wood Preservative.
    • For maximum colour retention, we recommend 2 coats of CUTEK® Extreme CD50 with double CUTEK® Colourtone

    Maintenance

    PREPARE: Clean with CUTEK® Quickclean as per manufacturer instructions

    PROTECT: Apply 1 x coat of your chosen CUTEK® timber oil (CUTEK® Extreme CD50 or CUTEK® Wood Preservative) with CUTEK® Colourtone (if desired)

     

    INTERIOR TIMBERS:

    STEP 1   PREPARE

    New Timber – Lightly sand timber surface using 180 grit sandpaper before cleaning the surface with mineral turpentine.
    Previously Coated Timber – Lightly sand timber surface using 180 grit sandpaper before cleaning surface. Test adhesion of CUTEK® Interior to surface prior to full coating.

    STEP 2   PROTECT

    Apply minimum of 2 coats of CUTEK® Interior as per manufacturer instructions.

  • CPD Training

    CPD Training

    Our CPD training ‘The Wonder of Wood’ covers the technical properties of timber, the effects of moisture and long-term protection options to extend service life. Presented at your premises, our CUTEK® CPD training provides 1 CPD point for each attendee.

    Contact us at 1300 1 CUTEK or fill out the form below to book your CUTEK® CPD training.

    • DD slash MM slash YYYY
    • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
  • Custom Colourtones

    CUSTOM COLOURTONES

    We understand each project is unique and we want to help architects achieve the right colour for their project. The CUTEK® Colourtone range has been developed over 2 decades to suit the hue and undertones of common Australian timber species and to meet historical and emerging design trends. If there is not a Colourtone that suits your project, we will make a bespoke one in consulation with you and your design brief. Contact us to use our free colour matching service or to request a free sample testpot of your preferred Colourtones.

     

    WESTFIELD CASE STUDY

    Westfield Coomera was the first greenfield site development for the Sentre Group in over a decade and timber was utilised as a design element in both interior and exterior built environments.

    CUTEK®’s dedicated architectural representative was brought in to assist the architect, designers and builders achieve the desired colour and protection level for timber fittings that were integrated into the overall design.

    READ MORE

     

    PRESERVE THE TIMBER COLOUR

    With CUTEK® Colourtones you can enhance and maintain the natural beauty of your timber, or alter the colour to meet your design requirements of your project.

    View Product

  • Bespoke Solutions

    Bespoke Solutions

    We care about your project, no matter how big or small. If your project uses timber, we want to be a part of it.

    We have an extensive Research and Development program (based in Queensland, Australia), that ensures our wood protection technology is always progressive and insightful, using the best resources and know-how available, to make wood protection products that ACTUALLY WORK.

    We formulate bespoke timber protection solutions to meet the unique project needs for architects and designers across Australia. Contact us to get the right solution for your project.

  • Sustainability

    Sustainability

    Being sustainable or green has become a slogan, but at CUTEK® it is part of our DNA. The very purpose for the creation of CUTEK® products was to maximise the service life of timber. It is a simple equation: extension of the service life of timber = less trees cut down as their replacement.

    CUTEK® products are also manufactured with the use of high-grade recycled raw materials and renewable resources where possible, which decreases waste stream and incinerations. Our internal systems are paperless, and have been since 2012 and we recycle manufacturing materials.

    CUTEK® is committed to formulating products with lower Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). This means more protective components penetrate and STAY permanently in the coated timber and less VOCs are released into the environment than many of our direct competitor’s products.

    Beyond these internal measures, CUTEK® also gives back. We are champions for the ecological use and long-term protection of timber. We are partnered with One Tree Planted and plant 1 tree for every can of CUTEK® timber oil sold worldwide. At CUTEK® sustainability isn’t a slogan, it is in our DNA.

    See where we have planted trees

    With over 123 million hectares of native forests, Australia has the seventh largest forest area in the world, making up three per cent of the Earth’s forests. These forests are unique and varied – ranging from ancient Gondwana rainforest and tropical mangroves to extensive bush lands made up of native acacia, melaleuca and eucalyptus trees. CUTEK®’s donations help to plant trees all across Australia to recover forests affected by the 2019-20 Black Summer Bushfires and restore native habitat vital for wildlife.

    Species: Native trees bring the greatest overall benefit to the ecosystem and region. This includes various types of native trees and companion plants. Depending on the specific needs of each section of habitat being restored, native trees planted may include acacia, banksia, eucalyptus, melaleuca, and many other native species.

    One Tree Planted Website

    One Treelanted has partnerships with the U.S. Forest Service, U.S. State Forest and Conservation District. Because of these partnerships, CUTEK®’s donation are able to plant trees in many regions across the United States, including California, Colorado, Florida and Oregon.

    Species: Species planted include the Sugar Pine, California Redwood (State Tree), Maple, Elderberry, Willow, Birch, Dogwood, Cedar, Giant Sequoia, Walnut, Various types of oak, Yellow Poplar, American Chestnut and Hazelnut, Silky Dogwood, Persimmon, Cypress and Longleaf Pines, Carolina Silverbell, Chestnut and Palm.

    One Tree Planted Website

    CUTEK®’s donations help to plant trees in many regions of Canada including British Columbia, Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick.

    Species: Over40 different species of native trees, including some of Canada’s most interesting and valuable tree species. These are mostly coniferous, or softwood, and such include species such as pine, spruce, fir, hemlock and western red cedar.

    One Tree Planted Website

    One Tree Planted’s projects in Latin America are rebuilding forests and restoring land so the benefits of healthy tropical forests can be felt around the world. They work with communities impacted by deforestation so they benefit from improved forest management practices and agricultural techniques like agroforestry. This also ensures the trees and land are taken care of for generations to come, and the forests can continue to thrive.CUTEK® has a strong presence in Chile so we have directed our donations in Latin America to the Chilean region.

    Species: A variety of essential species for the region with the goal of focusing on bringing together ocean and forest conservation, providing ecological benefits related to both land and sea, with strong engagement with the local community.

    One Tree Planted Website

    CUTEK® donations help to plant trees in a number of projects throughout Europe, including Romania, Spain and Denmark. The aim is to seek to re-establish woodland, improve water and soil quality, and create habitat for wildlife in areas that were historically forested.

    Species: Downy Birch, Lodgepole Pine, Sitka Spruce, Black Cottonwood, Beech, Spruce, Ash, Sycamore Maple, as well as varying species of Alder, Oak, Ash, Fir, Pine, Spruce, and Larch.

    One Tree Planted Website

    One Tree Planted’s projects across Asia are helping rebuild the habitat of critically endangered species like orangutans, tigers, and more than 1,700 species of birds. These projects are creating jobs and providing sustainable, long-term income for communities so people and forests can live together in harmony.CUTEK® has a strong presence in the Philippines so we have directed our donations in Latin America to the Philippines region.

    Species: Trees are chosen that will bring the greatest overall benefit to the ecosystem and region. This includes different types of native trees and nursery crop species. Depending on the needs of each section of habitat being restored, species may include rainforest trees such as dipterocarps, agroforestry species such as native fruit trees and giant bamboo, or mangrove seedlings.

    One Tree Planted Website
    • Australia

      With over 123 million hectares of native forests, Australia has the seventh largest forest area in the world, making up three per cent of the Earth’s forests. These forests are unique and varied – ranging from ancient Gondwana rainforest and tropical mangroves to extensive bush lands made up of native acacia, melaleuca and eucalyptus trees. CUTEK®’s donations help to plant trees all across Australia to recover forests affected by the 2019-20 Black Summer Bushfires and restore native habitat vital for wildlife.

      Species: Native trees bring the greatest overall benefit to the ecosystem and region. This includes various types of native trees and companion plants. Depending on the specific needs of each section of habitat being restored, native trees planted may include acacia, banksia, eucalyptus, melaleuca, and many other native species.

      One Tree Planted Website
    • United States

      One Treelanted has partnerships with the U.S. Forest Service, U.S. State Forest and Conservation District. Because of these partnerships, CUTEK®’s donation are able to plant trees in many regions across the United States, including California, Colorado, Florida and Oregon.

      Species: Species planted include the Sugar Pine, California Redwood (State Tree), Maple, Elderberry, Willow, Birch, Dogwood, Cedar, Giant Sequoia, Walnut, Various types of oak, Yellow Poplar, American Chestnut and Hazelnut, Silky Dogwood, Persimmon, Cypress and Longleaf Pines, Carolina Silverbell, Chestnut and Palm.

      One Tree Planted Website
    • Canada

      CUTEK®’s donations help to plant trees in many regions of Canada including British Columbia, Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick.

      Species: Over40 different species of native trees, including some of Canada’s most interesting and valuable tree species. These are mostly coniferous, or softwood, and such include species such as pine, spruce, fir, hemlock and western red cedar.

      One Tree Planted Website
    • Latin America

      One Tree Planted’s projects in Latin America are rebuilding forests and restoring land so the benefits of healthy tropical forests can be felt around the world. They work with communities impacted by deforestation so they benefit from improved forest management practices and agricultural techniques like agroforestry. This also ensures the trees and land are taken care of for generations to come, and the forests can continue to thrive.CUTEK® has a strong presence in Chile so we have directed our donations in Latin America to the Chilean region.

      Species: A variety of essential species for the region with the goal of focusing on bringing together ocean and forest conservation, providing ecological benefits related to both land and sea, with strong engagement with the local community.

      One Tree Planted Website
    • Europe

      CUTEK® donations help to plant trees in a number of projects throughout Europe, including Romania, Spain and Denmark. The aim is to seek to re-establish woodland, improve water and soil quality, and create habitat for wildlife in areas that were historically forested.

      Species: Downy Birch, Lodgepole Pine, Sitka Spruce, Black Cottonwood, Beech, Spruce, Ash, Sycamore Maple, as well as varying species of Alder, Oak, Ash, Fir, Pine, Spruce, and Larch.

      One Tree Planted Website
    • Asia

      One Tree Planted’s projects across Asia are helping rebuild the habitat of critically endangered species like orangutans, tigers, and more than 1,700 species of birds. These projects are creating jobs and providing sustainable, long-term income for communities so people and forests can live together in harmony.CUTEK® has a strong presence in the Philippines so we have directed our donations in Latin America to the Philippines region.

      Species: Trees are chosen that will bring the greatest overall benefit to the ecosystem and region. This includes different types of native trees and nursery crop species. Depending on the needs of each section of habitat being restored, species may include rainforest trees such as dipterocarps, agroforestry species such as native fruit trees and giant bamboo, or mangrove seedlings.

      One Tree Planted Website

    Maximising the service life of timber

    We have always been, and always will be, champions for the ecological use and long-term protection of timber, the most natural resource in the building industry.

    The whole reason for the creation of CUTEK® products, was to maximise the service life of timber.


    Interior Ultra-Matt Polyurethane which protects timber invisibly. Retain the natural look and feel of uncoated timber.

    Proven high performance penetrating oil/stabiliser with a unique self healing effect that works from the inside out to control moisture, and minimise warping, cupping and splitting. CUTEK® Extreme CD50 improves the service life, and enhances the natural beauty of your timber.

    IT’S THE SUSTAINABLE CHOICE

  • Why Use CUTEK® Products?

    EXTERIOR TIMBER

    At CUTEK®, we are all about the timber. Timber brings colour, warmth, depth and beauty to any project. CUTEK® products offer long-term, powerful protection for timber while highlighting its natural warmth, feel and beauty.

    CUTEK® timber oils have been independently tested and are proven to offer powerful, long-term protection, cost effective maintenance and dimensional stability improvements that stand up to the most extreme environments. For over 30-years and across many countries, CUTEK® is the trusted name in wood protection.

    Superior Mode Of Action

    Traditional varnish and natural oil ‘penetrating’ type coatings work by forming a protective film on the surface of the wood to protect against moisture damage. Over time, UV light as well as liquid and gas phase moisture induced timber movement, break down this film causing it to degrade, flake or peel. This allows water to get into the wood which can lead to cupping, warping, splitting and rot. Rectification is costly and time consuming as the old coating will need to stripped away before reapplying.

    CUTEK® is different. CUTEK® timber oils penetrate deep into the wood core and drive moisture out of the wood from the inside. This offers superior long-term protection and minimises cupping, warping and splitting. This penetrating oil technology ensures the longest possible service life for your timber and has been proven to work and independently tested by industry experts in many countries over the last 30 years.

    Self-Healing Effect

    CUTEK® wood finishes work differently to traditional wood stain/wood oil/acrylic/urethane/natural oils/wood coating products in that CUTEK® protects your timber from the inside out. CUTEK® penetrates deeply into the wood core upon application, protecting it from the damaging effects of liquid and gas phase water, significantly increasing the service life of your timber. It does this by remaining PERMANENTLY MOBILE inside the wood, migrating to any cut or perforation with a self-healing action.

    Many opposition products claim to be a penetrating oil finish; however, they often contain a mixture of solvents, polymers and cross-linking natural oils (such as linseed and tung oils) that penetrate only a few millimetres before drying to form an encapsulating type varnish. Because these coatings do not have a self-healing effect, once this varnish is exposed to the weather, water can quickly enter the core of the timber especially if it has been cut or perforated with fasteners leading to a rapid loss of dimensional stability. Additionally, the use of some natural oils in wood coatings can contribute to the development of unsightly mould and fungal growth underneath subsequently applied coatings. This situation can be difficult and costly to fix.

    CUTEK® Oil
    =
    TRUE PENETRATION AND MIGRATION WITH SELF HEALING

    COMPETING NATURAL OILS / “PENETRATING OILS”
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    ENCAPSULATING COATING

    NOTE: Coatings that are not permanently mobile inside the wood and do not exhibit the self-healing effect ARE NOT the same as CUTEK® no matter what is claimed. Our first priority is always to extend and maximise the service life of timber NOT to steer you into the ecosystem of our other products.

     

     

    INTERIOR TIMBER

    At CUTEK® we love timber and create products that highlight the natural colour, grain and beauty of wood. CUTEK® Interior is an almost invisible ultra matt polyurethane protection coating that retains the natural colour, grain, look and feel of your timber.

    Almost Invisible Protection

    Traditional interior wood coatings can change the appearance and colour of timber, sometimes making it appear artificial and detracting from the wood’s natural beauty. Many of these coatings increase the gloss level in order to improve cleaning and chemical resistance properties.

    CUTEK® Interior is different.

    By using state of the art innovative and novel technologies, CUTEK® Interior provides the robust protection of a polyurethane coating whilst keeping the natural, ultra matt look and feel of natural wood. Additionally, CUTEK® Interior resists polishing effect, even though it is an ultra matt coating. CUTEK® Interior does not hide or mask timber, it simply protects it.

    Safe And User Friendly

    CUTEK® Interior has been formulated using advanced renewable materials to be low VOC and low odour. It is fast drying, minimising waiting time between coats and is incredibly easy to use. Any beginner can easily achieve a high-class professional finish. Any maintenance, if required, is fast and simple.

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  • Project Archive

    Projects

    CUTEK® is the trusted and proven choice when it comes timber protection that celebrates the natural beauty of timber while providing powerful protection. Our range of Prepare and Protect products are used in designer homes, commercial and public spaces across multiple continents and different environments.

    ‘The Barn’ embraces the details of timber. The Paul Uhlmann Architects (PUA) design team used Australian hardwood extensively in the interior and exterior design to…

    Bates and Smart’s Dandenong Mental Health facility embraced timber during the design process. The calming and warm characteristics of timber made it the logical primary…

    CUTEK® Extreme CD50 helps to alleviate the challenging conditions facing timber on coastal properties. The intense heat, strong-salt winds and high humidity is a…

    CUTEK® timber protection products are formulated to enhance the look and life-span of timber in an environmentally friendly way. Because of these attributes, CUTEK® Extreme…

    Westfield Coomera was the first greenfield site development for the Sentre Group in over a decade and timber was utilised as a design element in…

    Restoring a timber deck to look like new is a summer project for many homeowners. Bringing tired and worn timber back to life makes a…

    Timber is a signature of award-winning homes by Noosa-based architects, Teeland Architects.

    Director David Teeland and his team have a passion for designing homes that…

    When it came to refurbishing their office, Wilston’s Ray White team knew what they wanted: industrial, contemporary and edgy. With exposed steel beams, natural brick…

    Nestled against a flank of Brisbane’s iconic Story Bridge, these sought-after New York loft-style apartments feature quality softwood finishings that are powerfully protected by

    Australia’s largest tertiary oral health facility in the inner-Brisbane suburb of Herston, combines natural sophistication with sustainable building materials. Pre-coated in clear CUTEK® Extreme…

    CUTEK® has once again been chosen to help showcase a truly contemporary, heritage-listed attraction: Queensland’s Beenleigh Artisan Distillery.

    When Australia’s oldest registered distillery built a…

    For this gym in upmarket Clayfield QLD,  the beauty of wood provides a refreshing alternative to the sterile look of most fitness centres. CUTEK®…