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    Default What Cladding Material Would You Build With?

    Hi PT People,

    Thanks for taking the time to read this and for sharing your knowledge and goodwill.

    We are looking for advice on what materials to clad a new build home with. Its 125sq/mtrs in size, on piles a meter off the ground, in a 'sea-spray zone'. So far the options we have been given are...

    1. Generic Pine Boards 20mm thick.
    2. Hardie Plank Boards either the narrow or broad types.
    3. Linea Narrow Boards.
    4. Palliside Plastic Boards.

    Apparently all options would require a wash every year and all (except for Palliside) would require painting every five or seven years.

    Have I missed any other viable options?

    Pros and Cons? Final dollar values to buy and build apparently all work out the same after balancing costs to buy the material against time/cost to construct using that material.

    Thanks for your input.

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    Personally I prefer timber its tried and proven installed right
    and if your in sea spray zone wash more than once a year your get more life out of it

    http://www.branz.co.nz/cms_show_down...3d2abe656ec5e7
    Last edited by rolla; 04-05-2013 at 09:23 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rolla View Post
    Personally I prefer timber its tried and proven installed right
    and if your in sea spray zone wash more than once a year your get more life out of it

    Thanks Rolla

    Have you built with the product? How long ago?

    Appreciate the details of the page you have linked to.

    Thanks
    Baldy
    Last edited by Perry; 05-05-2013 at 09:57 PM. Reason: fixed quoted text

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    yes built with timber alot both new and extentions/repairs
    also used linea/ hardyplank/ alluminium/ coloursteel/ hardi sheet/ ply/ cedar and list goes on but personally I still like timber weatherboard

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    Quote Originally Posted by rolla View Post
    yes built with timber alot both new and extentions/repairs
    also used linea/ hardyplank/ alluminium/ coloursteel/ hardi sheet/ ply/ cedar and list goes on but personally I still like timber weatherboard
    Thanks Rolla,

    Appreciate your input even more now that I know your experienced with all of these products.

    Cheers

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    Do plastic boards become brittle
    after years of UV exposure?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Perry View Post
    Do plastic boards become brittle
    after years of UV exposure?
    Hi Perry,

    Not sure if this is useful to your querry.... but these two points were made by a builder and they have stuck in my mind. Its obviously hearsay I am not knowledgeable about this product.

    1. It may be harder to replace a couple of lengths when/if they get damaged a few years later (also the replacement boards 'colour' may not 'match' because of aging/fading to the existing sun-kissed cladding).

    2. Its not so easy to spot fix with bog and match the paint up like you might do with wood if/when there is a some localized damage.

    Cheers

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    I'd go pine. Hardiplank tends to crack, especially in clay soils. I've heard stories of linea delaminating and pallisade fades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drelly View Post
    I'd go pine. .
    Thanks Drelly,

    Its looking like the safest option.

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    I'm a hardiplank fan. 1/4 of the maintenance/cleaning of timber claddings. Painting needs doing rarely. Lasts forever (as does timber), but the maint issue sticks with me. Linea, although apparently the same composite material, I'm not such a fan of, although it looks more up-market than hardiplank.


 

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