Northern wall with some sections of weathering showing through
Renovation La Shacka

Armouring up with corten

The cladding material was delivered in early September, a mighty 2 tonne of corten steel (with some checker plates).

This beautiful material turns into an amazing burnt orange rusty patina after being weathered, and is a non-combustible material without looking like a work shed. Given that bushfires are a real threat to this area, we needed to be very careful as to what material we used on the outside. We thought of using cob, but we are keeping that one for a future project ;)

As daylight savings started, Matty began to cut, measure and place these 45kg sheets into place, thus giving the shack its outer skin. Some sheets of checker plate have been randomly thrown in the mix to break up the corten, along with a couple of narrow feature walls lined with rough sawn manna gum boards.

The corten requires weathering before its beautiful colour shows through, but for now, we are enamoured with this black beauty.

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