Creating beautiful and unique timber linings is quite complex. The results are stunning, but the design and engineering behind them can be a nightmare to plan. In this helpful download you'll find CAD sections and details outlining how the following complex timber linings were realised.

The 'Organised Entanglement' at 700 Bourke Street by Woods Bagot

Located on the main ground floor lobby area, this feature wall was realised through meticulous planning, a process which involved calculating the exact wall dimensions so that timber battens could be spaced evenly and correctly. Due to this requirement for extreme precision, the architect chose to use the Concept Click timber batten system for two reasons; its versatility and its modularity. Concept Click’s versatility allowed the designer to space the clips which hold the timber battens at virtually any interval. The pre-cut modular nature of the system meant that the builder had the exact lengths of timber battens and Ontrax (the track with clips) delivered to site, which screw and clip into place according to drawings done by the architect. This innovation has removed the need for complicated shop drawings when using a premade panel system.  

The Curve at 201 Pacific Highway by BVN Donovan Hill

The Curve By BVN Donovan Hill This simple and uncomplicated design was almost impossible to realise. Working within the complex requirements of the brief, the elegant shape of this unique curved wall was achieved using the Concept Click batten system. BVN Donovan Hill employed a thin and narrow Ontrax, enabling the track to flow in and around the tightest curves with simple manipulation. The Ontrax was delivered with clips already riveted in place according to the architect’s spacing requirements, and pre-cut timber battens were also supplied, avoiding the need for any measuring or cutting to be performed on-site. With all materials delivered according to specification, the builders were able to commence installation of the simple Concept Click system without the involvement of complicated shop drawings.  

The Fan in Canberra by Philip Leeson Architects

The Fan, Canberra. Philip Leeson Architects

The Fan at Phoenix by Group GSA

The Fan. Group GSA Striking effects like the one achieved here successfully add visual impact and texture to a building: with the Concept Click system they also incorporate functional aspects with aesthetic decisions, and the simple click-to-install process and pre-fabricated components make easy work for builders on-site. This synergy between functional and aesthetic considerations results from the versatility inherent in the Concept Click system, which enables the freedom to fully customise the spacing of timber battens. One example is the ability to create larger gaps between battens in front of windows; a simple design decision that creates a striking visual result without impacting on the amount of natural light the building receives, and without compromising the view from inside.