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    Default Hardiplank vs Weatherboard cost

    Hi there

    Can someone please tell me how hardiplank compares with weatherboards in cost for a home being built?

    Many thanks

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    Initial cost, long term, or maintenance?

    I have no experience of any, but this may help!

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    Default re the hardiplank vs weatherboard question

    We are weighing up the cost of building a new home. So, I guess I want to know the initial building cost per metre of each.
    Thanks for replying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayem View Post
    Hi there

    Can someone please tell me how hardiplank compares with weatherboards in cost for a home being built?

    Many thanks
    Weatherboard wall linings:

    Hardboard Plank - $35m2
    Fibrecement Plank - $32-$42m2

    Labour rates pretty similar at around $17m2 which is included in the above price.

    From my OB Building cost guide.

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    Thanks N&V - a great help!!

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    Maintance would probably be less on the hardy plank as it is much quicker to paint, you can do it with a roller
    David L


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