External Cladding - What will you "wrap" your new home in?
“Cladding” is a non-loadbearing layer attached to the outside of the home to repel water and protect the building from the effects of weather. The cladding type you pick is an important part of the build – not only for aesthetic appeal, but also because it directly impacts both the building cost and your future property value.
Here at TJS Building Group, we commonly use 4 main types on our homes.
1. Colorbond Steel
Colorbond Steel is a low maintenance product that has a variety of colours available to be chosen. This fantastic product can be fixed horizontally or vertically and once fixed requires no upkeep, including painting. Just give it a quick wash with rainwater to get rid of the dust every now and then and it will be good as new!
Weathertex is made up of 97% hardwood timber and 3% natural wax for water repellence. White acrylic primer is then applied to the surface ready for your chosen paint colour to go over the top. A popular option due to its low cost and many profile options, this product can be used to achieve all different looks including classic, contemporary and modern
3. Scyon Linea Weatherboard
A popular James Hardie product that can be used to achieve a classic or contemporary look on external walls, upper-storey and ground-level extensions and feature internal walls. This product is 16mm thick (the thickest weatherboard available), will resist shrinking, swelling and cracking, and features deep shadow lines which makes it visually similar to the old style weatherboards found on the older colonial homes.
While the price of bricks can range widely based on the size, colour and desired finish, the different visual outcomes that can be created from this product is endless. Whether you want just plain brick, painted or rendered, you are bound to find a look that suits your home.
Why not mix it up and do two different types.
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