• 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…