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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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Exterior Liner board/cladding required

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Brought house a year ago and cladding/liner board is missing under 3x doors wanting to get liner board put on wanting to find out prices

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Replace rotten weatherboards

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Our 1900s villa has a few rotten weatherboards that need replacing. I could do the painting myself or could be included in the job. You would need to come and inspect the house to confirm exactly how many need replacing.

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Repair weatherboard on gable

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Repair broken weatherboard on roof and paint

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Cladding repair

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we have a cladding repair that needs to be fixed asap. The cladding is not directly on the wall but is a feature add on to the wall. Poly behind the cladding as shown in the photos. Needing a quote please for repair

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Weatherboard replacement

Posted 2 months ago

We have a small rotten weatherboard that needs replacing. Its in a bit of a tricky spot!!

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Cedar Louvre on existing cladding

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Cedar Louvre on existing cladding

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Linea cladding

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Add linea cladding to facade. I have outlined the area i want linea cladding

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Exterior plaster over existing painted rough render

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Smooth coat cement or acrylic render over existing rough feel painted render 300sqm required

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Cladding

Posted 1 month ago

Hi we need window flashing installed cladding finished and scribes cut and attached

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Rotten timber replacement (possibly more)

Posted 2 months ago

Hi there, selling a house and building report has spotted some issues we would like to repair as soon as we can. These are set out below. Separation between the soffit and a section of fascia board and to distortion of the soffit cladding at the NW corner of the sunroom, repairs will be required. • Rot damage to a section of fascia board on the south side above the chimney, a section of spouting has cracked at this point, further investigation of this area and repairs will be required. • R...

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Garage wall recladding

Posted 2 months ago

Looking for a quote for garage wall recladding. Three walls all approx 2200mm high. One wall (5100mm) has two windows that I want gone. One wall (5100mm) has a door that the cladding will need to go around the jamb and one wall that is 3200mm long that needs cladding around a rectangular window. I don't mind the new cladding to be placed over the existing cladding as its pretty thin as is.

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Complete garage reclad and fitting of automatic garage door

Posted 1 month ago

Looking to completely reclad garage and replace the front door with an automatic sectional door. The job should include all removal and dumping of existing materials, including existing work bench, fitting and installation of; walls, roof, gutters and garage door and replacement of rear window with updated aluminum frame window. Materials probably coloursteel but open to suggestions. I have had the exterior tested for asbestos and it’s not, just cement board.

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Weatherboard cladding repair

Posted 1 month ago

I have some Weatherboards that are needing to be repaired.

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Change Shadowclad Cladding

Posted 2 months ago

There is a small part of my house with shadowclad that I would like to look at removing. Two areas of brown in the attached photos.

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Help with Corrugated cladding on House. Qualified roofer please

Posted 4 weeks ago

Going to be cladding the lower floor of a new build in Redcliffs. Need some assistance cladding the lower floor with horizontal corrugate. Cutting out window/door sections install of flashings. All materials supplied. About 60m2 to be installed with 7 windows/doors. Need qualified LBP who is very familiar with corrugated cladding installs to assist owner. Required week of 16th Nov. Pay by hourly rate.

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Cladding

Posted 2 months ago

Estimate to remove and replace cladding on two story house.

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Double Garage re-clad

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hello, we have a standalone, single story double garage (approximately 6 x 8 m) that needs re-cladding. We're looking to have it re-clad with board and baton. We believe the current cladding material is asbestos, therefore are looking for options to safely remove this as part of the job.

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Replace barge board and gable end timber

Posted 2 weeks ago

Small gable that needs fully replacing, the barge board probably does as well.

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Weather board replacement.

Posted 1 month ago

Round about 6 linear metres more or less on about 3 to 4 weather boards to at around bo 2 1/2 metres above ground. Can seal and paint myself .Need ends of joins primed and job done before next week. Urgent

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Howard Street

Posted 2 months ago

I am looking for a carpenter / builder to remove existing aluminium siding and replace with new weatherboards on new wrap and install insulation. Also replace 3 windows at the same time. The work is on a 120+ year old villa in Spreydon. Looking for quotes to undertaken all the work or assist me in doing the work.

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Rotten weatherboards & window frames

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24th March 2020

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 5
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reclade south wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th September 2020

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 5
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 5
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 5
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Weather boards and eaves

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Howard Street

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5th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 4
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 5
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 5

Office Weatherboard Repairs - Church

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2nd July 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Weatherboard replacement

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10th June 2020

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 5
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 5
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 5
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Replace weather boards

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27th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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Replace rotten weatherboards, some moisture damage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Broken Weatherboard needing replacing

Work carried out by an employee of the company

11th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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Window weatherboard replaced

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
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Cladding

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29th July 2020

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 5
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 5
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 5
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Repair cladding

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Weatherboard Replacement

Work carried out by an employee of the company

29th April 2020

Workmanship
 4
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 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garage wall recladding

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 4
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 5
Communication
 5

Replace rotten weatherboards

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Weatherboard replacement at rear and replace overhang over lounge bay window

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 4
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 4
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 5

House weather boards replaced

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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exterior rot on timber house

Work carried out by an employee of the company

24th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace rotten wooden weather board and edging

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

29th January 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

replace weatherboard

Work carried out by an employee of the company

28th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 4
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 5
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Joined January 2010

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