About us

Modinex Group is a consolidated house of brands establishing a new benchmark for internal / external modern architectural building products in Australia, New Zealand and beyond.

As leaders in the architectural building products industry, Modinex Group is at the forefront of innovation and capacity in design, supply and compliance.

We are building better choice, adding character, vogue and value with stylish, intelligent, sustainable, compliant and user-friendly product innovations. We are significant, but agile; professional, but approachable.

Our team

With more than 40 years experience supplying architectural timber to residential and commercial projects across Australia.

The Modinex Group has developed a reputation for innovative product designs, uncompromising quality control and an unwavering commitment to sustainability. Our unique range of solutions and innovations delivers highly-modern profile designs in the timeless beauty.

Austratus brand

We challenged our innovative design team to draw on their decades of practical timber experience and come up with an entirely new, state-of-the-art system that would change the industry.

And they did.

Austratus is a new product innovation from architectural timber specialists Cedar Sales. With more than 30 years in the business, we’re in touch with industry demands. The popularity of timber walls and suspended ceilings continues to grow. Clients want architectural timber statements more than ever.

Game-changing innovation based on decades of experience.

Our patent-pending, off-the-shelf system makes timber walls and ceilings fast to install, easy to work with, and cost-effective. Offering a range of stylish profile designs in Western Red Cedar and Hemlock, Austratus not only looks great, it’s affordable and you don’t need specialist skills to install it.

However, restrictive budget, time and building constraints all too often limit the design potential of a project and render timber walls and suspended ceilings out of reach.

So clients are forced to turn to gyprock or ceiling tiles – affordable, fast to order and practical to install – but they lack wow-factor.

Responding to market demand for an easier way to produce timber walls and suspended ceilings, we created Austratus. Our design philosophy and commitment to offering a game-changing solution saw us go right back to the drawing board. We created Austratus from scratch, making sure to avoid all the typical issues of working with slatted timber.

  • No more painful, fiddly installations. Austratus avoids the pain of exacting site measures, made-to-order manufacturing, specialist installation, and cumbersome design.
  • Quick online quote requests. Just provide the ceiling area square meterage and answer a few site questions.
  • Off-the-shelf supply on selected items.

Austratus is a game changer, making it possible to add architectural style to your projects, while still adhering to tight budgets and deadlines.

Cedar Sales - Architectural timber specialists

We create spaces that delight

With more than 40 years experience supplying architectural timber to residential and commercial projects across Australia, Cedar Sales has developed a reputation for innovative product designs, uncompromising quality control and an unwavering commitment to sustainability. Our unique range of architectural timber innovations delivers highly-modern profile designs in the timeless beauty of Western Red Cedar and Hemlock. Add genuine quality and unmatched style to your projects with Cedar Sales’ extensive range of cladding, panelling, screening and trims.

Your design innovation partners

Consider us your project design partner. Talk to us about timber species selection, custom profile designs, unique combinations and bespoke finish options. The only limit is your imagination.

With our precision moulding and machining, we have in-house capabilities to match any existing profile. We can also provide custom manufacturing and design consultation to create exciting new products for volume orders. This is backed by our multifunctional coating plant for pre-primed, satin and colour finishes, meaning you can customise our standard offering to your exact requirements – or work with our design team to create something entirely new!

Here you will find a list detailing the range of premium order options and services we offer. Remember, if you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for, that doesn’t mean we can’t do it. Be sure to talk to a Cedar Sales representative about your custom project requirements today.

Our performance benchmark

To transform spaces – adding character, vogue and value – supplying stylish, innovative, sustainable, intelligent and user-friendly products, with easy product accessibility and unrivalled service and after-sales support.

The Cedar Sales range is extensive and versatile. However, if you require even more choice and flexibility, talk to your Cedar Sales representative regarding your custom project needs.

Urbanline brand

From cladding to decking, screening to panelling, Urbanline Architectural makes it easy. Choose from Australia’s widest selection of composite, hardwood and softwood building products through a single project partner.

With minimal effort, you’ll gain integrated systems, a unified look, and functionality that’s perfect for your project. We’re there at every step, from material and construction specialists to guide your selection, through to expert after-sales support backed by nearly 30 years in business. Precise requirements are no problem: we’ve got the independent testing and certifications to help you make confident choices. Whether you’re managing maintenance or searching for sustainability, we’ve got the solution.

Design & Consultancy

The Modinex team is your reliable project partner. We work hard to provide you with unforgettable personal service, and are with you every step, from planning to after sales support.

Architects, engineers and builders rely on Modinex for commercial, retail, marine, and residential projects of all sizes. For large and complex projects, we have the resources and reputation to add genuine value – including bespoke solutions through our specialised manufacturing capability.

Whatever your project size, talk to us right from the start. We’re here to help with design and selection – and that includes bespoke solutions.

We begin at the same place you do – at the drawing board. Whether your project is a public facility or an architecturally-designed home, our talented experts will help with:

  • Making the right product choices from Australia’s widest range of composite, hardwood and softwood building products.
  • Providing design freedom with a choice of materials that will bring your concepts to life with style and practicality.
  • Designing to meet manufacturing, maintenance, certification and compliance requirements, including Green Star and GreenTag certifications.
  • Using innovative building materials to achieve a distinctive look that sets your project apart.

Creative bespoke solutions for projects of all sizes.

For more than 40 years, we’ve worked with architects, engineers and builders from the planning stage right through to after-sales support. You just can’t beat the depth and breadth of industry knowledge and experience to ensure the performance and practicality of your building solution.

For more than five years Modinex has been a leading supplier of composite, thermally-modified, hardwood and softwood building products. Our reputation is built on the dedication and commitment of our team. We bring years of every day experience, industry know-how and a passion for finding new and innovative ways to make your life easier.

Welcome! This is the new home of Cedar Sales, Urbanline, and Austratus.
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