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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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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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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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The coastal solution: Dynex uPVC soffit

The Team at Palliside 27 March 2018

It’s well-known within the construction industry than many building materials don’t fare well on coastal homes without extensive treatment and maintenance. So when a client approached Kerry Bos with Dynex uPVC soffit—a low-maintenance soffit board impervious to salt corrosion—it was an instant winner.

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New finishes make Palliside uPVC weatherboard installation even easier

The Team at Palliside 11 October 2017

To make Palliside weatherboard cladding even easier to install, we’ve developed new finishing options around windows, doors and internal corners. These accessories will further speed up our weatherboard installation process and help builders deliver great looking homes on time and within budget.

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Builders are getting great results with uPVC weatherboards

The Team at Palliside 07 March 2017

They say, “don’t judge a book by it’s cover,” but ironically, that’s exactly how many people choose a book. And the same can be said of a home’s exterior. A house that looks great from the street will attract a higher value and stand as a beacon advertising your skill and expertise.

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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.

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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.

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uPVC cladding weathertightness and durability will stand the test of time

The Team at Palliside 30 June 2016

When you talk about uPVC (plastic) 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.

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Use easy-to-install exterior cladding materials for a faster home build

The Team at Palliside 31 March 2016

One of the most stressful aspects about building a new home is sticking to a pre-determined timeline. The longer a home build takes, the more it will cost – and the longer you will have to wait before you can move into your new abode.

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