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Five Types Of Cladding You Could Use At Your Christchurch Home

If you are planning to reclad the outside of your Christchurch home, there are plenty of different options to choose from. If you are not sure what would best suit your property or your budget, then talking to a cladding professional will help narrow down your choices.

Each type of cladding has advantages and disadvantages, so it is important to think about the style of your house and the area it is in as well as practical considerations such as how often you want to maintain the exterior.

There are five main types of cladding used in New Zealand homes.

  1. Timber cladding is a traditional New Zealand style that gives a heritage finish to any home. Wood can be painted in any colour, but it is high maintenance and will require regular repainting to keep it looking fresh.
  2. Palisade cladding is a weatherboard style that is pre-finished with a coating that doesn’t fade as quickly in the sun and doesn't require repainting. This style looks like traditional timber boards and is an excellent choice for older style houses and villas.
  3. Linea is a popular alternative to wooden weatherboards. It is a cement, fibre based cladding that withstands the harsh elements of the Christchurch seasons well. Linea cladding comes in a range of colours, but it can take longer to install because it is heavy and requires extra fittings.
  4. Brick cladding is a traditional choice and is very durable and requires little maintenance. One drawback for Christchurch property owners is that brick cladding is not the best option for earthquake prone areas, nor is it suitable for hillside sites as piles are needed to hold the bricks up.
  5. Polystyrene based cladding is an alternative to the more traditional cladding options, offering excellent insulation and is less prone to cracks than some other types.

Previously very popular in Christchurch and around New Zealand, monolithic cladding that is a fibre cement plaster based cladding is now not favoured by many cladding professionals. The system was popular as it was easy to install and low-cost, but it has been associated with many leaky homes and is now used very rarely.

If you have your heart set on a particular type of finish, then it is a good idea to ask a cladding professional if they have experience working with that material before you employ them. It's a good rule to try to get at least three quotes to compare prices before you make a final decision.

Ask the contractor to visit you at your property to discuss which type of cladding would suit your situation best and what is needed to complete the job. If you need old cladding removed first then remember to check whether this is included in the quote and whether the rubbish will be cleared from the site. 

Lastly, don't forget that weather conditions can play a part in your choice of material so look for a cladding professional on Builderscrack who does lots of work in your Christchurch suburb and will be able to give you the best local advice.

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We need a small part of our house re clad as there is an external door we no longer want and we also want to replace two small windows with one long window. We would also like to discuss knocking down a wall be tween two rooms to make it one. One of these rooms would need the floor built up to meet the floor level of other room if we do this.

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Weatherboard and window framing maintenance on older house

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Our 1920s/30s bungalow needs some maintenance around the weatherboards and windows. See attached pictures.

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Some rotten areas to weatherboard

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Replace weatherboards front

Posted 4 months ago

I am about to start sanding and repainting the front part of house. Top is wooden weatherboards. Some of these need replacing. I have been in the loft to see. We are probably talking 5-6 boards. I also have some borrowed scaffolding at the front of the house that is mobile and helped put up by a builder but would need it to be checked etc. I need help to pull out old weather boards and replace with new and I'll do all the painting etc. Note the mains go in at the top. the works are below t...

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Reclad of non leaky monolithic townhouse

Posted 6 months ago

Remove exisiting cladding & reclad in Linea or open to other suggestions. Home has a thermal imaging report done & is non leaky

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Small area of cladding and make weatherproof

Posted 5 months ago

We have been pulling out our deck to replace and noticed a broken area of what looks like thin cement board is broken up on the side of the garage. Area approx 2.5m x 0.45m. We basically just want it waterproof so nothing comes into the garage, we will take the old stuff out before you get here and if you could supply/install that would be great. After the cheapest option of cladding because it is all below deck level so wont be seen. Wanting it done before this friday as thats when the new dec...

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Replace weatherboards

Posted 1 month ago

Replace rotten weatherboards with linea weatherboards to match rest of house.

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Protecting and cleaning Oamaru stone cladding

Posted 2 months ago

Protecting and cleaning Oamaru stone cladding on our house

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Replacement of some weatherboards

Posted 1 week ago

Replacement of some sections of cracked and split weatherboards on 1940's house. Estimate 10 sections of board depending on cost.

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Panel replacement

Posted 2 months ago

two damaged cladding panels to be replaced

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Cladding work

Posted 5 months ago

Repair work needed for step cracking in brickwork and overlaid cellcrete from earthquake. All exterior.

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Brickolite Cladding Repair

Posted 6 months ago

I have removed a glass screen from the side of my house which has now left a thin section of the brickolite cladding missing (where the screen was attached to the house). I am looking for someone to repair/replace the missing section. The main section is approx 195cm x 5cm and a section of approx 15cm x 10cm. There is also another small section that may need a small touch up. I think that is have some spare brickolite/off-cuts lying around somewhere.

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Leonard Kirton

Posted 5 months ago

repairs to an area 1mx1.5m on corner of house no damage to the corner of but just off the corner needs new replacement modern fibre weather board

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Weatherboard replacement and small wooden window replacement

Posted 6 months ago

A number of weather boards need replacing on our 100 year old cottage. Also remove n replace one rotten window. We're renovating to move so looking for cheapest n best option. We'd like job done within next 6 weeks

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Lot 40 #10

Posted 2 months ago

We require a cost estimate for the SUPPLY & INSTALL of weatherboard cladding to the PDF attached. The area that requires cladding is circa 135m2. We are thinking to install a timber weatherboard cladding.

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Weatherboard rot removal

Posted 5 months ago

There are about three patches where the weather boards are rotten. We are currently getting the house repainted and will need the rot taken out and repaired.

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Weatherboard replacement at rear and replace overhang over lounge bay window

Posted 2 months ago

We have some rot to the substrate under shingle roofing over the lounge bay window and exposed timber rafters. The rough length of the lounge bay window is 4 metres. The weatherboards on the rear of the house also need to be replaced (including whole rear gable). The width of the house is around 9 metres although on the lower part is a lot smaller, see photos. There are also some weatherboards that need replacing on the north/ east corner, rough size is ... metres. Also some floorboard...

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Recladding Quote

Posted 4 months ago

Looking for a cladding specialist to give me a repair strategy/quote for earthquake damaged external cladding. 2 story house. Guttering may need to be replaced as it is aged and brittle.

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Weatherside cladding

Posted 5 months ago

There are painted vertical Weatherside sheets to the North west elevation. A recent building report identified delamination to the base of Weatherside cladding & moisture presented. Replacement of Weatherside cladding was suggested.

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2019 fascia replacement and under house aeration.

Posted 3 months ago

Replace rotting roof fascia. Install under house ventilation grills to aerate under the house.

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Weatherboard replacement

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19th April 2018

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Replace some weatherboards

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21st July 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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Weatherboard replacement and small wooden window replacement

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21st April 2019

Workmanship
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 5
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 5
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 5

Timber weatherboard and joinery replacement

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21st November 2018

Workmanship
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 5
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 5
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Weatherboard replacement (small area)

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27th February 2019

Workmanship
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 5
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Small weatherboard replacement job

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4th October 2017

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 5
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 5
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 5

Weatherboard replacement

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3rd October 2017

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 5
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 5
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Replace a few weatherboards

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1st February 2019

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 5
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 5
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Weatherboard Maintenance - Borer

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1st December 2018

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Missing and Damaged weatherboards

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31st October 2018

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 5
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Tidy up repair

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30th May 2018

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 5
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 5
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 5

Replace weatherboards front

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11th May 2019

Workmanship
 4
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 4
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 4
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A little bit of love required to cladding

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3rd October 2018

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Cladding replacement

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7th January 2018

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 4
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 4

weatherboard repairs

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11th October 2017

Workmanship
 5
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 4
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 5
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 5

Cladding sealant repairs

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10th March 2018

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

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