Bermagui Beach House
|Application:||Entire exterior cladding, battens and exposed timber structure and decking boards|
|Location:||New South Wales|
Highlighting the natural beauty of timber while providing powerful protection.
Award-winning Bermagui Beach House was designed by Winter Architecture as a reimagining of a beloved family retreat. Drawing inspiration from the area’s coastal surroundings, Winter Architecture refined the informal character of the classic Australian beach house by wrapping the home in Spotted Gum cladding instead of the traditional weatherboard. In order to further reflect the tone and atmosphere of the surrounding area, the external timber cladding was deliberately weathered while the interior offers an elegant minimalist iteration of the nearby landscape.
By being situated on the coast of New South Wales, Bermagui Beach House is consistently inundated with sandy, wet winds. Due to the porous nature of timber, a strong coating was necessary to protect against these harsh elements. CUTEK® Extreme CD50 was selected and is the optimal choice for this project as it provides powerful protection against extreme environments. Manufactured to repel water, CUTEK® Extreme CD50 helps to prevent cupping, warping and splitting in timber, extending its service-life and minimising maintenance. Furthermore, the CUTEK® Extreme CD50 was applied as a clear oil to the cladding, allowing the timber to be the star of the design and silver-off over time. This choice meant Bermagui Beach House’s aesthetic complemented the surrounding environment without having to compromise on timber protection.
CUTEK® Extreme CD50 highlights the natural beauty of timber while providing powerful protection. For more information about this award-winning project, head to Bermagui Beach House — Winter Architecture
Photos courtesy of Jack Mounsey
Architect: Winter Architecture
Landscape Architect: Kelly Royle Landscape Architecture
Builder: D.D. Funston