Exterior Cladding Risk Management

BRANZ appraised weatherboards and what they mean for you

The Team at Palliside 18 September 2018

In this post, we explore the importance of BRANZ appraised products and what the appraisal means for your next project.

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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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Low-maintenance living starts with the right exterior colour and material

The Team at Palliside 06 February 2018

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.

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Are you prepared for the true cost of weatherboard cladding?

The Team at Palliside 11 December 2017

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.

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How to clean your exterior wall cladding

The Team at Palliside 18 October 2016

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.

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How often should you paint your exterior cladding?

The Team at Palliside 13 October 2016

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.

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The homeowner's guide to exterior cladding maintenance

The Team at Palliside 11 October 2016

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.

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How to narrow down your external cladding options

The Team at Palliside 29 March 2016

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.

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