Innovation in timber

Today’s technically advanced cladding systems and enhanced profiling and machining methods, mean that vertical cedar weatherboarding delivers an unrivalled combination of design versatility and durability.

Rosenfeld Kidson Cedarscreen Vertical cladding.

From the cool clean lines of narrow profiled boards with crisply profiled joints, through to random depth and width weatherboards that evoke images of the richly textured environment we have in New Zealand. 

Rosenfeld Kidson Cedarscreen Vertical cladding is available as a standard 20mm cavity system or in the revolutionary, proprietary 45mm cavity system®. Both systems are CodeMark certified, which independently verifies compliance with all relevant performance and durability aspects of the Building Code.

Used in conjunction with Rosenfeld’s INTERSET® Recessed Window Flashing System for vertical and horizontal shiplap timber cladding, the results are striking. The system consists of a set of aluminium flashings and thermoplastic stop-ends that interlink to form a picture framed window recess. The system enables aluminium windows to be recessed to the framing line from the outer facade, providing a natural 65mm deep window recess.

Related articles

The lookout

Perched on a hill above the tiny coastal settlement of Ligar Bay, this two-tiered bach was designed to capture the view in absolute purity, playing with a dialogue that pushes and pulls between solidity and transparency.

Natural clarity

Designed to merge into its coastal environs, this island home utilises board and batten cedar cladding to create a gentle visual rhythm that moves gracefully between indoors and out.

Al fresco connection

Utilising the existing design language of a mid-century modern home in Remuera, Johnston Architects and Bespoke Interior Design set about redesigning a pool house and creating an outdoor room, resulting in a trio of interconnected areas spanning indoors and out.

Angle grinder

During a visit to Waiheke a decade or so ago, an architect was struck by a simple, refined sculpture and the way that its ad hoc form, created from a roll of corrugated iron, twisted down a hillside, creating and enclosing spaces.