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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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Weatherside cladding

Posted 1 month 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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Weatherboard replacement and small wooden window replacement

Posted 2 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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Reclad of non leaky monolithic townhouse

Posted 2 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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Brickolite Cladding Repair

Posted 2 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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Weatherboard flashing / sealing gaps - LBP

Posted 4 months ago

Need to get weatherboard flashing/sealing gaps in boar joints for insurance purposes. Needs signed off by a Licensed Building Practitioner. Please provide a quote to carry out this work.

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Reclad House

Posted 3 months ago

We have a two story 4 bedroom home clad with Polystyrene & Rockcote/Plaster and are considering re-cladding the house.

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Weatherboard replacement (small area)

Posted 3 months ago

Removal and replacement of borer-ridden weatherboards in an area of approx. 2.0m W x 2.5 m H. There is an added complication of power, water, landline and fibre all entering the house on this part of the wall. New weatherboard profile needs to match the existing ones - not sure of the type, but this is a 1940s house. We would probably like the new weatherboards to be pre-primed but will do the painting ourselves.

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WEATHER BOARD replaced

Posted 4 months ago

To replace some borer riddle boards, not a big job 20plus metres

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Repair cedar cladding

Posted 3 months ago

We have an upstairs balcony that has timber cladding that needs repairing. There is evidence of cupping and deterioration. There is also evidence of gaps at the joins of the corner face boards.

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Whole house cladding

Posted 3 months ago

We need old cladding (which is esbestos to be removed) and replaced with colour steel. 4bdm home

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Helen O'Connor

Posted 3 months ago

I have two exterior wooden weatherboards which need replacing- approximately 500ml long each area of rot. Painting not required. I also have a new wooden front door which needs hanging. I am not it any great hurry for these jobs, but be good to get it sorted.

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Reclad and reroof dormer windows

Posted 5 months ago

I have a pair of dormer windows in my house, which has a coloursteel roof. The exterior cladding on these dormer windows is of poor quality and has discoloured badly. The dormers each have flat roofs which allows rainwater to pool. I want to replace the cladding on the dormer windows with something modern. Additionally, I want to add a sloping roof to each dormer to allow rainwater to flow off into the gutters.

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Leonard Kirton

Posted 1 month 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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Recladding Quote

Posted 3 weeks 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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Small area of cladding and make weatherproof

Posted 1 month 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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Weatherboard and window framing maintenance on older house

Posted 3 weeks ago

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

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Weatherboard rot removal

Posted 1 month 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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Replace weatherboards front

Posted 4 weeks 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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Cladding work

Posted 1 month ago

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

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Replace a few weatherboards

Posted 5 months ago

I need around 7-10 weatherboard That are starting to look a bit worse for wear replaced.

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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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 5
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 5

Cladding replacement

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7th January 2018

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 4
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 4

Weatherboard replacement and small wooden window replacement

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21st April 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

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

Weatherboard replacement

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19th April 2018

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Weatherboard replacement (small area)

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27th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
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 5

Missing and Damaged weatherboards

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st October 2018

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Weatherboard replacement

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3rd October 2017

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace weatherboards front

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th May 2019

Workmanship
 4
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 4
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 4
Communication
 4

Timber weatherboard and joinery replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st November 2018

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Small weatherboard replacement job

Work carried out by an employee of the company

4th October 2017

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Cladding sealant repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th March 2018

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Tidy up repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th May 2018

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Weatherboard Maintenance - Borer

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

weatherboards


25th May 2017

Workmanship
 4
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 5
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 5
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 5

Graham

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21st June 2017

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 5
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 5

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

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