T his home from Mode Project takes the cake for show stopping design, and as a result they took out the MBAV award (Best Custom Home $600k - $800k) in 2014. The project uses Weathertex’s Weathergroove 150 Natural panels that have been stained and aged to achieve this unique look. The 150mm grooves in the Weathergroove panelling are akin to the modern angular design of the overall structure, however the linear design is softened by the naturally aged panels, rust textured garage door and hardy Australian garden. This building unites the traditional Australian outback with modern suburbia. With Mt Martha South Beach and village cafe strip only 400m away, the large windows and balcony area showcase the panoramic view of the Bay. Combined with the low maintenance garden with alfresco area and fire-pit, this home was built with the relaxed Australian lifestyle in mind. Interior Design by Sisalla completes the look. Weathertex’s Weathergroove 3660 x 1196mm panelling is the largest in Australia and allows for quick installation while still being able to achieve the look of small sized vertical cladding. These panels are made from 97% Australian hardwood timber and 3% wax for water repellence. Left in the sun they will age naturally and this feature combined with staining can be used to achieve a look that’s totally unique to each project. While proudly being an all-Australian product, Weathertex also attempts to keep up with global environmental standards. Weathertex’s natural range has been through a rigorous lifecycle analysis and is Platinum GreenTagCertTM certified, meaning they are ‘World Leaders’ of environmental standards in their ‘Unprimed Flat sheets and Weatherboards’ category. Whether next to the beach like this project, or in the snow, sun or wind, Weathertex is able to withstand the contrasts that come with Australia’s extreme climate. They test their products to make sure they fit within the requirements of the Building Code of Australia, and have a 25 year warranty not to split rot or crack, and a 10 year warranty on the natural range. Choose Weathertex for your next project for cladding you can rely on... naturally.