Case Study: Stable Project

The country acreage is something that a lot of us trapped in the hustle and bustle of the busy city can only dream. Rolling green hills, bushland, calm and quiet only occasionally broken by the crackle of the fireplace or a twitter of the wildlife outside.

A few of us are occasionally lucky enough to achieve the dream of permanently ‘getting away from it all,’ as is the case for Darren Mills – Co-founder of Cadence & Co, and owner and designer of this amazing project.

This property is tucked away in the foothills of Ku-Ring-Gai National Park. Near enough to Sydney that the tranquil stables and open fields seem like they shouldn’t exist here, because they feel worlds away from the noise and traffic of the city.

The main house, complete with outdoor fireplace and pool, overlooks beautiful timber stables; the design captures the perfect feel of country, influenced by olden day American barns. Natural timber panels by Weathertex have been used to create this look, and the raw Weathergroove Panels have been aged and battened to add to the overall rustic charm. The Weathergroove Panels are the largest timber panel available in the Australian market, so are perfect for this stable with its high triangular roof. They give the effect of vertical cladding but with the quick installation of large panels. This is just one of the reasons that makes Weathertex a great choice for timber cladding, panels and weatherboards.

Not sure how much product is needed for your next build? Weathertex’s free take off system is a quick way to get the correct quantities of product and the necessary accessories. Upload your plans on the Weathertex website and a representative will be in contact.

Weathertex products are made from 97% timber and 3% wax for added water repellence. The natural product is keeping in theme with the organic landscape, and the third party green credentials of this product – GreentagcertTM Greenrate level A – Platinum certified, part of the Declare and Product Health Declaration schemes, and PEFC certified just to name a few, should help alleviate any fears about impact on the local environment.

Weathertex is made from a mix of Australian hardwoods. Combined with the ability to age and stain the timber, there is the capacity to attain an amazing spectrum of colour to make your next unique project one of a kind. Free samples are available online through

Weathertex’s website, simply visit and have the freedom to experiment with all that Australian timber has to offer.

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