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Chapter 8.


 “Give it the ‘Wow’ Factor”

You can add great features to the external wall of the shipping container. 

Simon Say’s “Less is More” 


Cladding can give your home a whole new look 

A mix of timber and steel cladding can give it a stunning look, but is usually best with a small amount of feature product. 

The are many types of cladding available on the market. 

The cladding materials and combinations that are trending at the moment are colour-bond steel, mini orb and natural timber. 

Cladding is the perfect way to decorate and protect your walls and it really is available in so many different systems.  However, how do you know where to start looking if you’re on a budget?  Here we’ve put together a list of some of the more economical cladding options.   

Vinyl Cladding is an Excellent Option 

Perhaps the ultimate option for cladding when you’re on a budget is vinyl cladding.  Why? Vinyl cladding is incredibly long lasting and it is practically zero maintenance, which means that once it’s installed, you can forget about it for years to come.  You don’t have to worry about painting it, treating it for termites, it fading, warping or corroding, or anything else.  You just have to give it a wash every year or so.  Vinyl cladding is also perfect if you really want the look of stone or timber cladding but can’t afford the real thing as it is available at a fraction of the cost of real stone or real timber.  Most people won’t even know it’s different unless they are looking up close.


Old but New Fibre Cement Cladding 

When you think of fibre cement cladding, you might think of the old 50s and 60s houses, and thus automatically think that it’s a bit old fashioned.  That’s simply not the case anymore.  The new fibre cement is incredibly cost effective to buy and install and it is being used on even the most expensive of designer homes.  You can even render over it for smoothness and style. 


Stylish Corrugated Steel Cladding 

Corrugated steel may conjure up images of roofing but now it’s an excellent option for external walls as it gives a beautiful modern look and it’s also something that little bit different.  Being metal, it also curves well, allowing you to create looks that aren’t possible with other types of cladding.  Corrugated steel also reflects the heat, keeping your building cooler and it’s incredibly easy to install and maintain, which also helps to keep costs down.  You also have the advantage of choosing from a range of colours. 

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Timber Cladding 

Think about which timber product will best meet your needs.

Clever use of colour with a coordinated and matching palette, enhances the architectural features of a house, inside and out, creating a harmonious space to live, work and entertain. 


Hardie Plank Cladding 

A subtle timber grain, which is very cost-effective when either traditional or contemporary weatherboard look is required.  Hardie Plank weatherboard is resistant to damage from termites, rot and fire.

External cladding is the application of one material over another to provide a skin or layer intended to control the infiltration of weather elements, or for aesthetic purposes. Cladding does not necessarily have to provide a waterproof condition but is instead a control element. 

This control element may only serve to safely direct water or wind in order to control run-off and prevent infiltration into the building structure. Cladding applied to windows is often referred to as window capping and is a very specialized field. 


Simon Say’s “see our check list” 

Cladding Check List 

  • Design the home early so there are no hold ups waiting for materials. 

  • Speak to a cladding expert or home designer for more options. 

  • Research online for ideas that suit your budget. 

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