Shadowclad is a high-quality wall cladding made from sustainably-grown New Zealand plantation pine. This plywood makes a versatile building material for construction projects.
Its primary use is as a lightweight exterior cladding. But you can also use it as stylish lining for your interior walls and ceilings.
Whatever you choice is, you can be sure of this plywood’s excellent build and durability.
What is Shadowclad?
Shadowclad is exterior structural plywood manufactured from sustainable radiata pine.
Its veneers are arranged at right angles to each other for maximum strength and durability. They are then bonded together using synthetic phenolic (PF) resin to give them a stronger and more permanent Type A bond.
You can buy Shadowclad panels with H3 treatment for use as exterior cladding. Or you can opt for natural (untreated) panels for use as lining interior wall and ceiling linings.
For treated plywood, Shadowclad primarily uses H3.1 LOSP. The process doesn’t use water so that the panels can retain their uniform dimensions. It also doesn’t discolour the panel surface unlike other treatment processes. Plywood panels are treated in accordance with AS/NZS 1604.3.
Shadowclad also comes in untreated Natural Groove and Natural Texture. These variants have the same level of durability as their Shadowclad Ultra counterparts. However, they don’t have treatment solutions like H3.1 LOSP. This makes them more suitable for interior applications.
- Low formaldehyde emission (tested according to AS/NZS 2098.11 standards)
- Features bandsawn sheet surface for a consistent tactile finish
- Comes with interlocking vertical shiplap joints for quick, easy, and weatherproof installation
- Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certified (SCS-COC-001316)
- Available in 2440mm and 2745mm long panels
Shadowclad plywood products are certified by the Engineered Wood Products Association of Australasia (EWPAA). The manufacturing process also follows strict AS/NZS 2269 Plywood Structural guidelines.
Shadowclad Plywood Profiles and Finishes
Shadowclad is available in Grooved or Textured profiles and Natural or Ultra finishes.
Choose the right plywood profile and finish to suit your building style.
Shadowclad Natural Groove is a perfect choice for vertical exterior cladding. This uncoated plywood features H3 LSOP waterproof treated panels. This makes it the perfect for applications exposed to the weather. It’s also suitable for staining and painting for building projects.
Natural Groove comes in 9mm-wide, 5mm-deep groove profiles for every 150mm across the sheet.
Shadowclad Natural Texture is uncoated wall cladding suitable for both exterior and interior applications. When treated with H3 LOSP, this plywood makes highly durable exterior wall cladding. It can withstand almost any weather condition.
Untreated Natural Texture makes stylish lining for internal dry installations. You can have it painted, stained, or clear coated to match your building need.
Shadowclad Ultra Groove combines the visual appeal of Natural Groove with exterior grade performance coating. The plywood’s unique powder coating formulation allows users to apply top coats immediately on the panels on-site. You won’t have to worry about spending time or money on expensive wet primers.
Ultra Groove’s performance coating has an average film build of 60-80 microns. This provides the plywood with up to 2 to 3 times the thickness of traditional wet primers. It’s like having an undercoat consisting of 3 coats (1 undercoat and 2 top coats).
You can use Ultra Groove for vertical exterior applications. Each panel comes with H3 LOSP treatment for better protection against water damaging.
Shadowclad Ultra Groove also features a vertical 9mm wide, 5mm deep groove profile every 150mm across each sheet.
Shadowclad Ultra Texture provides the same aesthetics and versatility of Natural Texture. But it offers the time and cost saving benefits of a performance undercoat.
Similar to Ultra Groove, Ultra Texture also features factory applied exterior grade performance coating. You can immediately apply top coat on the plwyood on-site without the need for wet primers.
H3 LOSP treated Ultra Texture panels make excellent exterior cladding because of their high durability against water damage. You can also use them with most paint and film forming stain systems, thanks to their unique powder coating.
Ultra Texture’s coating has a high 60-80 microns average film build. It can reach about 2 to 3 times the thickness of traditional wet primers. It provides the same benefits of a 3 coat (1 undercoat, 2 top coats) paint system.
Staining Shadowclad panels
As with all plywood and related products, it is vital to have the right staining. Staining protects the panels from sun damage and keeps them weather-tight.
You also want to maintain your staining regularly. Otherwise your cladding will warp, crack and potentially split at alarming rates.
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All of our plywood products are certified by the Engineered Wood Products Association of Australasia (EWPAA). We also comply with all necessary Australian Standards for plywood products.
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