In this post, we explore the importance of BRANZ appraised products and what the appraisal means for your next project.Read more
These classic timber weatherboard profiles have a well-earned reputation for weathertightness and durability—but, like any cladding, only if they are installed properly.
Corroded fastenings. Water damage. Weathertightness failure. These are all too common sights for disappointed homeowners whose cladding has interacted unexpectedly with incompatible nearby materials.
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.Read more
If it’s time to choose your cladding or paint the outside of your house, there are a few considerations to make first. The exterior style and house colour you choose can not only impact the overall look of your home, but its maintenance costs and overall longevity too.Read more
With many weatherboard claddings falling into similar price brackets, it can be difficult to determine the true life cycle cost of each option. Metre-for-metre, there’s often very little difference, so it’s important to talk to your designer or builder about the materials that will deliver the best value in the longer term.Read more
No matter how tidy your house and garden are, dirt will accumulate on your exterior over time. And it’s this dirt that hastens deterioration of your paint or finish.Read more
Regular maintenance of your exterior cladding on your home will ensure it remains watertight and looking great for many years to come. For most types of cladding, maintenance means painting.Read more
Although your building contractor and cladding company have responsibility under the law for faulty installations or defects, the responsibility of maintaining your exterior cladding falls to you.Read more
Building a new home requires a lot of decision-making brainpower. You will be faced with multiple options along the way, from what colour to paint the walls to which tapware to use in the kitchen. One of the biggest decisions you’ll make is selecting a material for the exterior cladding.Read more