Cladding Materials

Is your approach to exterior cladding options costing you clients?

The Team at Palliside 07 July 2016


When it come to exterior cladding on your designs, do you like to experiment, or do you stick to one or two conservative profiles? Your approach could be costing you business.

Read more

Cladding Materials

4 things that will delight your customers about uPVC weatherboards

The Team at Palliside 05 July 2016

uPVC weatherboards are becoming more popular with homeowners wanting a timeless look without the hassle of regular maintenance. As an architect, you can help your clients to make decisions about how their home will look and perform over the years.

Read more

Cladding Materials

uPVC cladding weathertightness and durability will stand the test of time

The Team at Palliside 30 June 2016

When you talk about uPVC cladding with a client, their immediate thought is that it must be flimsy, and difficult to make weathertight. But the truth is much more interesting.

Read more

Architectural Design

6 reasons lightweight cladding solutions offer more build and design options

The Team at Palliside 28 June 2016

When it comes to exterior cladding, New Zealanders have long favoured heavy, monolithic styles. But with new lightweight cladding options entering the market, that’s all changing.

Read more

Architectural Design

uPVC cladding opens up new design opportunities for architects

The Team at Palliside 23 June 2016

When looking at your design portfolio, do you notice any patterns? Do you have a tendency to fall back on particular materials or styles, especially when it comes to exterior finishes like cladding? Maybe it’s time to change things up a bit.

Read more

Architectural Design

Explore exterior cladding trends – what your architecture clients are looking for.

The Team at Palliside 21 June 2016

Just like zebra stripes, ugg boots and raw food, certain building trends will cycle in and out of fashion. And this is most obvious in the areas of a home people see most – the exterior.

Read more

Architectural Design

Architects – getting cladding junctions right for building weather tightness.

The Team at Palliside 16 June 2016

Any time you have a join or junction in a building, you have a point where moisture can get in. And absolutely no one wants that.

Read more

Architectural Design

What New Zealand homeowners want from their exterior cladding products.

The Team at Palliside 14 June 2016

When it comes to exterior cladding products, New Zealanders know what they want.

Read more

Architectural Design

Don’t put your reputation at risk: How to evaluate new cladding products

The Team at Palliside 09 June 2016

Even though your clients may have been watching The Block religiously, that doesn’t mean they have an extensive knowledge of the products on the market.

Read more

Architectural Design

Architects, are you worried about the shortage of skilled builders in NZ?

The Team at Palliside 07 June 2016

Where have all the builders gone? There’s plenty of work to be done. The New Zealand building industry is currently experiencing a “golden era.”

Read more

New Zealand Residential Build Guide for Designers