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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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Posted 4 months ago

Quote to replace weatherboard cladding on two sides of house- 2nd storey. Provide advice as to options on cladding type- timber or alternative

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Helen O'Connor

Posted 1 month 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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Weatherboard replacement

Posted 4 months ago

we require options and a quote to effectively replace 50 % of exterior weatherbooards for a 60 year old small bungalow cottage in East Christchurch

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Partial re-clad of house

Posted 5 months ago

We have an earthquake damaged house that was originally clad in summerhill stone blocks/bricks. We are considering partially recladding in vertical long run corrugated iron but want to get a rough idea of cost first. It would be a good idea to come look at the house before giving a price estimate.

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Repair cedar cladding

Posted 1 month 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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Brickolite Cladding Repair

Posted 1 week 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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Reclad House

Posted 1 month 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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Replace exterior cladding

Posted 4 months ago

Remove current exterior plaster system and original weatherboards underneath plaster system and take back to bear framework then insulate house then wrap with builders paper then re-clad exterior of house (open to new exterior cladding products). Tradie must also get approval from Christchurch City Council approval for work. Old cladding must be taken away and dumped.

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Builder to replace a couple of weatherboards to older house

Posted 4 months ago

New weatherboard(s) to an older style house

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Weatherboard flashing / sealing gaps - LBP

Posted 2 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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WEATHER BOARD replaced

Posted 2 months ago

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

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Weatherboard replacement and small wooden window replacement

Posted 2 weeks 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 and reroof dormer windows

Posted 3 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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Reclad of non leaky monolithic townhouse

Posted 1 week 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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Whole house cladding

Posted 1 month ago

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

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Second Storey Re-Clad

Posted 4 months ago

We a re looking re-clad the second storey of our home as part of replacing the existing roof. The existing cladding will initially need to be removed, as will a small balcony (not to be replaced), to allow the roofer to apply new apron flashings. Once the roof is on, we would then be looking at replacing the cladding with something low maintenance and light weight. Happy to organise site visits for quoting.

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Replace a few weatherboards

Posted 3 months ago

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

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Weatherboard replacement (small area)

Posted 1 month 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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Weatherboard Maintenance - Borer

Posted 4 months ago

I have some weatherboards that have borer and need replacing, including a corner piece which would be a custom piece of work. Also well as an interior windows sill and a skirting board. Renovated 1950's house, 2br, 80 Sqm.

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Cladding work

Posted 5 months ago

Installer with a eye for detail; Contract for several homes

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25th May 2017

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Weatherboards and manhole.

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1st May 2017

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Replace a few weatherboards

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1st February 2019

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Bargeboard replacements

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9th April 2017

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weatherboard repairs

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11th October 2017

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Cladding sealant repairs

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10th March 2018

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Timber weatherboard and joinery replacement

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21st November 2018

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Tidy up repair

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30th May 2018

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Missing and Damaged weatherboards

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31st October 2018

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Weatherboard replacement

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19th April 2018

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Weatherboard Maintenance - Borer

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1st December 2018

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Weatherboard replacement

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3rd October 2017

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Weatherboard replacement (small area)

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27th February 2019

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Graham

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21st June 2017

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Cladding replacement

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7th January 2018

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Small weatherboard replacement job

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4th October 2017

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A little bit of love required to cladding

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