When looking to make a statement, a timber feature should definitely be at the top of the list.

As a WA Family Owned and Grown Business, Franz Building Supplies is excited to have strengthened our relationship with Hurford’s, one of the oldest Australian timber manufacturing businesses that is still family owned and operated.

The WOOD ELEMENTS and SHOU SUGI BAN ranges are complete hardwood cladding solutions for any wall, offering not just the cladding but all the detailed trims required to finish off the project and ensure a premium result. With some care and attention these claddings allow for buildings to change and age gracefully telling a story of their history.

To continue this natural Timber finish as you enter the home we now also stock BARNWALL and WOODLINE timber linings.

Milled using a straight-line edging process to ensure the cladding is machined to a fine tolerance, along with relief grooves which are designed to take the stress out of the cladding, reducing the effect of warping and cupping. Hurfords specially designed ridge locater connects with the overlap line providing an effortless straight-line finish, simultaneously controlling the expansion allowance for timber movement. 


Hurford’s Shou Sugi Ban Refined Architectural Cladding combines the ancient Japanese craft of fire treatment with a precision milled, architectural cladding profile.

Hurford’s uses a modernised Shou Sugi Ban technique that evenly chars the face of the board. By applying this ancient fire treatment it not only provides a beautiful finish it creates an additional barrier of protection against insect attack and decay. With our stocked range also having a BAL-29 rating through the use of durable Australian Hardwoods there are very few zones this product cannot be utilised.

Hurford’s Shou Sugi Ban Refined Architectural Cladding, an aesthetically pleasing yet durable facade option.




WOOD ELEMENTS is a hardwood cladding solution manufactured by Hurford’s.

WOOD ELEMENTS brings natural style to any exterior surface, whether as an individual feature or an entire façade. Only the highest quality and naturally durable species are used in the external range of WOOD ELEMENTS.

Hurford’s expertise in drying and machining hardwoods with detailed designs produces not only an incredibly beautiful cladding, but also a precision piece of timber suitable for all the ELEMENTS under the Australian sun.



woodLINE brings a modern contemporary style to an interior or undercover patio space and can be installed vertically, horizontally or diagonally.

woodLINE is reversible with a choice of 2 profiles – Shadow Line or Open VJ. The popular Shadow Line profile presents with a sleek edged join, making a stylish statement throughout a home. The Open VJ profile is a classic design, delivering a traditional look in a contemporary home.

Spotted Gum Shadowline held in Stock.
Other Australian hardwood timber species – Blackbutt, Brush Box, Grey Ironbark, Silvertop and Sydney Blue Gum available ex-mill approx 6-8 weeks subject to availability.



barnWALL is a natural timber wall lining that has been repurposed from ageing, disused hardwood, that was once destined to be forgotten.

barnWALL has a natural ashen patina, created by years of harsh weathering, which can be seen on each individual piece.  barnWALL is a high feature product that complements any interior bringing a brutal rustic sawn look and feel.

Although barnWALL has an authentic aged appearance it has been dried, machined & manufactured to strict modern tolerances.

‘SAND’ & ‘RUST’ now a stocked item.


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