Weatherboard cladding is still the go to material for creating a typical Hamptons home. However, today’s materials are very different to what has been historically used…
Weatherboard cladding is commonly used to cover the outside of a home so that it looks attractive and also protects the building. Weatherboards are traditionally made from timber or reconstituted hardwood, though in more recent years modern; cheaper; and more effective alternatives have become more popular.
At Coral Homes, we use a number of materials to create the quintessential modern Hamptons facade, including cement render, white brick, stone cladding on piers and of course weatherboard cladding. Outside cladding is a specific detail when building this style of home and is the absolute hallmark material for creating a Hamptons or Coastal façade.
To ensure that our materials are modern and suitable for the harsh Australian environment, we partner with James Hardie™ for our weatherboard cladding. James Hardie’s LineaTM Weatherboard made from premium fibre cement, is our go to product to achieve your Hamptons vision; providing clean, horizontal shadow lines that evoke a classic, coastal charm.
Relatively low maintenance, the fibre cement cladding also prevails over traditional timber in Australia’s harsh climate, future proofing your build. It resists flaking, warping or swelling, is resistant to fire and damage from termites and moisture. How many times have you seen an older home with timber weatherboard cladding looking worse for wear?
Better living is also a key benefit of James Hardie fibre cement. With advanced thermal qualities ensuring cooler summers and warmer winters and lightweight construction to maximise floor space – you’ll live more comfortably, too.
James Hardie’s LineaTM Weatherboards are also pre-primed and ready to be painted in any colour to get the desired look. Using stylish, deep-shadow James Hardie weatherboards and the durability of fibre cement and trims delivers an unlimited colour choice.
Expert Tip: our designers at Coral Homes love these weatherboards painted in Dulux® Dieskau to create a typical coastal or Hamptons façade.
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