View Full Version : Suggestions for Cladding on high building
11th Oct 2010, 09:56 PM
As it's a shiny new forum I thought I would ask the question again ...with a couple of pics.
My problem is that the house having a high catherdral ceiling I have approx 15 metre roofline on the backside and sides and 9 metres from front and very close to a large surf beach ...so I don't want to repaint every 5 -7 years suggestions other than plastic its looks crap?
Budget is reasonable but cost effective is the way.:2tsup:
Ps To scaffold to paint it is approx $11k so I really want to avoid painting.
11th Oct 2010, 10:22 PM
I really love the boards you have already. Re scaffold: would it be any cheaper to hire a crane for painting?
The only really low-maintenance thing I can think of would be some kind of stone cladding but I don't think it would fit with the style of the house.
11th Oct 2010, 10:33 PM
Cecile the house no longer looks like this the boards are rotten and have termite damage they are held together with paint which is 4 years old and starting to peel (not me the previous owner).
I have access issues so I cannot get any equipment down the sides or even crane over hence me looking for a low maintenance option.
13th Oct 2010, 09:02 AM
The only thing I can think of is to pre-paint Hardie-plank with a good solar reflective product and hope for the best, properly done a paint job should be good for 10 years at least.
These new nanotechnology paints do seem to work better although I do have some minor have reservations about the long term effects of breathing in the paint dust as it weathers off
andy the pm
16th Oct 2010, 01:08 PM
Anything painted won't last without regular maintenance, you'll need to be cleaning the salt crust off every month or so...
I would be looking at a stack stone option over blue board or similar. Have a look at these guys, although its only sandstone, there are plenty of different options available out there... Sandstone Walling/Cladding Options | Gosford Quarries (http://www.gosfordquarries.com.au/walling-options)
Hardiplank or similar would be another (but ugly) cheaper option.
16th Oct 2010, 01:29 PM
Zincalume or colorbond ?
16th Oct 2010, 02:41 PM
Andy; I have seen one of the new type of textured acrylics last 15 years at Falls Creek snow fields, the beach is a doddle after Alpine exposure, I painted a house in Northcote VIC 20 years ago with X-10 acrylic and when I drove past my old house last year it still looked good, modern paints are very superior technology. I would say 10 years minimum if properly done the first time
16th Oct 2010, 05:28 PM
I'm with ringtail, colorbond opotion would be low maintenance.
andy the pm
16th Oct 2010, 10:45 PM
Colorbond does look good but it needs to be upgraded if your near the sea
COLORBOND® steel: Effect of Location (http://www.colorbond.com/home/residential/walling/effect-of-location)
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