Cladding Maintenance

How to paint 5 popular types of weatherboard

The Team at Palliside 11 September 2018

The job’s not done until the paint is on—but  the majority of weatherboards require a unique touch of the brush. Make the most of the exterior of your next project and follow these weatherboard painting tips.

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Exterior Cladding Cladding Materials

Bevel-back, shiplap and rusticated timber weatherboard installation considerations

The Team at Palliside 04 September 2018


These classic timber weatherboard profiles have a well-earned reputation for weathertightness and durability—but, like any cladding, only if they are installed properly. 

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Exterior Cladding Cladding Materials

A material-by-material guide to common weatherboard installation incompatibilities

The Team at Palliside 28 August 2018



Corroded fastenings. Water damage. Weathertightness failure. These are all too common sights for disappointed homeowners whose cladding has interacted unexpectedly with incompatible nearby materials.

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Cladding Maintenance

What tradies need to know about providing weatherboard maintenance information

The Team at Palliside 23 August 2018

Builders installing cladding have a legal and professional obligation to ensure that homeowners have all the information they need to keep their new weatherboards sturdy, durable, and weatherproof.

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Exterior Cladding Cladding Materials

Know the facts before substituting one type of weatherboard material for another

The Team at Palliside 23 August 2018

Even the best laid plans don’t always work out exactly as intended—sometimes, product substitutions are required. But substituting one weatherboard material for another isn’t a reason to substitute good building practice as well.

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New Home Build

6 common types of construction delays—and how to avoid them before it’s too late

The Team at Palliside 29 May 2018

Building a house? You need to maintain your momentum. Learn about the most common delays you’ll be faced with as a homebuilder, and the techniques you can use to lessen the damage—or even avoid them entirely.

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New Home Build

To plan, or off-the-plan: what’s the fastest way to build a home?

The Team at Palliside 22 May 2018

Good things take time—but how much time?

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New Home Build

Have you got the right stuff? These are the best materials for building a new house

The Team at Palliside 15 May 2018

Houses come in all shapes and sizes, and are built from a wide variety of different materials—but which is right for your build?

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New Home Build

The building consent process: what you need to know before starting your home build

The Team at Palliside 08 May 2018

A building consent is an approval from your local district council to perform a set of specified work. This consent involves an application process, governed by the Building Act 2004. It is often a requirement for major construction work, particularly for new home builds.

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New Home Build

How sloping land can impact your home build timelines

The Team at Palliside 01 May 2018

If you’re considering a home build on sloping land, you need to factor a longer timeline. But how much longer? About 3 months, according to the builders we’ve spoken to.

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