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13 February 2019

Create an outdoor garden feature with Porta Cumaru timber posts and beams for shaded exteriors

  Porta Cumaru range includes a collection of highly durable and strong hardwood timber posts, beams and battens that are available in various diameters and...

04 February 2019

Porta Endure cladding and Porta Cumaru battens deck out this courtyard

  This courtyard on the Sunshine Coast contains all the elements for outdoor living; barbeque area, seating and an outdoor shower!

04 February 2019

Cumaru battens make durable outdoor seating

The local design team at Street Furniture Australia use Porta Cumaru battens for their Aria and Forum Seat products.

22 January 2019

Create inviting public spaces with hard-wearing timber, Porta Cumaru

Porta Cumaru is the ideal hardwood timber to meet the challenging requirements of today’s design trends, construction codes and sustainability demands.

10 January 2019

Painted Porta Contours Riverine lining boards create a playful cafe

  The Project A new café in Perth needed to create a fresh and playful interior that would stand apart but still have an enjoyable atmosphere. 

17 October 2018

How to specify timber for a Group 1 fire rating

When considering fire hazards for materials, according to industry experts at Wood Solutions:

16 October 2018

Porta timber dowel canopy creates an urban sanctuary for residents

  In central Sydney, the underutilised foyer of No. 1 Martin Place was transformed into a delightful tenants hub - with a new gallery, cafe and co-working...

15 October 2018

Porta Cumaru timber decking answers the brief for a tropical resort

The problem was finding a durable timber for commercial heavy traffic areas.

06 September 2018

Porta Contours Riverine lining boards bring together a curve inspired design

  The Brief

13 August 2018

What you need to know about timber decking & leaching.

  Timber Performance - Leaching

10 July 2018

The bridge with structural strength and a weathered silver finish

  The Project The Castleford Bridge was completed in West Yorkshire, England 10 years ago. 

08 July 2018

Cumaru timber cladding and battens soften and shade this research centre

Situated on the coast is the University of California & San Diego observation and research centre. In a prime location, the building envelope has wide spans of...

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