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Longevity, durability and sheer good looks are all part of the Homestar-rated home’s appeal. The contemporary two-tone house is clad in black aluminium – which acts as a solar collector by warm air being drawn from the cladding cavity – and in contrasting pale larch wood. The natural tones and grain of the wood are enhanced by the architect’s choice of Dryden WoodMaster Wood stain in Dune, a pale blond colour, says Jon Pearson, director of Dryden Distribution, the New Zealand company that developed the advanced, environment-friendly finish. “This product extends the service life of the timber and enhances its finish,” says Pearson. “The Dryden WoodMaster Wood coating penetrates, protects, and enhances the wood cladding naturally. As well as extending the life of this home’s exterior, it allows it to weather naturally, while the colour tint optimises the alluring warm, blond tone of the larch wood.” Advantages of the penetrative WoodMaster Wood coating include a uniform, high quality, flat finish, depth and clarity of tone. It also offers rapid drying – saving both time and labour costs – another plus for the energy-friendly residence. Above left: Black and blond – black aluminium contrasts the warm tones of natural larch wood cladding. The latter is finished in a Dryden Woodmaster Wood coating in Dune, a pale blond colour. The finish adds to the rich allure of the wood and also helps protect it from the elements. All colours are intermixable and, if a non-standard colour is required, a customised architectural colour design is available. search | save | share at