This architect-owned private house near Glenrothes, Fife, used approximately 30m2 Accoya® wood profiled facade cladding and was completed in July 2006. The cladding was factory coated with translucent Sikkens Natural Balance coating system, backed by an industry-first 10 year guarantee for cladding and giving a smooth contemporary finish.
After 4.5 years, the cladding shows no sign of decay, despite the property's far northern latitude and 10km proximity to the sea. The coating continues to perform well, with no blistering or cracks. The slightly dirty appearance of the cladding is due to tree sap from surrounding trees but the owner reports that this is simply and easily washed off.