• Tony Liu

NZ House Wall Cladding Types!!

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Today I am going to talk about house exterior cladding types!

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As the outer shell, it’s the main feature that everyone will see and the house cladding type decides the style for the rest of your home. What’s the best cladding system for you will depend on what look you like.

Cladding materials vary in colour, texture and geometry, allowing you to make a choice that is unique to your home.

Please let me introduce cladding typ and help you chose the best option for your own home!

Timber Weatherboards This is the traditional cladding material for New Zealand homes. Weatherboards are usually shaped planks fixed horizontally and lapped over each other. Rainwater drains down the outside and can only get inside if it is forced upwards between the boards. it then runds down the backs of the weatherboards, exiting the wall at the bottom.


Weatherboards can be vertical as well. Below is the ceder boards attached vertically.


Fibre cement Fibre cement exterior wall coverings come in the form of panels and weatherboards. Vertical sheet joints can be made with plastic jointers or covered with vertical timber battens. It is important that manufacturers’ jointing and flashing recommendations are followed.Where the sheets have flushed joints and a plastered surface, the cladding is known as a monolithic cladding.


The look of the Weatherboard Type can be very similar to timber weatherboads

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Fibre cement requires less maintenance and more durable than timber weatherboard in harsh conditions but needs to be properly installed with reliable traders to avoid leaking issues.


Plywood panels may be used as cladding. Gaps are covered with battens or flashings. You can also get plywood weatherboards.