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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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Small general cladding repair

Posted 1 week ago

Would like to get a couple small cladding issues repaired. Quoted directly from the building report: "Stepped hairline cracking in mortar joints under upstairs Bedroom window on East elevation with 1 cracked bottom course brick above Lintel. Stepped cracking visible under upper Bedroom window opening on North elevation and at Lintel connection above Living room door on West elevation which require repairs. General repair would involve grinding out mortar and re-pointing. " "Separation...

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Weatherboard replacement 1910 bungalow

Posted 5 days ago

We need several weatherboards replaced on our home due to borer induced rot. My partner started the job and removed a few and never got around to replacing them. I have weatherproofed as best I can. We have a pile of recycled weatherboards although I would be open to using new ones. At a minimum I need the removed boards replaced but depending on cost would like to do more. I would like to get this done before the worst of winter weather hits as the worst affected is the southern face of the h...

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Office Weatherboard Repairs - Church

Posted 1 week ago

We have some weatherboards in desperate need of repair. Also a rotten window frame to be replaced. All located on the south side of the office/house. We have been putting the repairs off for quite a while so do really need to be done sooner rather than later!

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Overclad with vinyl

Posted 3 months ago

Hi, I would like a quote to overclad an existing stucco house exterior with vinyl cladding. And also some internal painting. Thank you.

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Replacing M-A's rotting weatherboards etc

Posted 3 months ago

We have about 4 rotting weatherboards that need replacing, plus one barge board. There is also a section of painted board and batten cladding that is also rotten that needs replacing. When one weatherboard on a corner is removed it may reveal the bottom of the corner beam is also dry rotten. No painting required - that's what we're currently doing. (I've pasted a photo of the board and batten area only)

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Weather boards and eaves

Posted 1 week ago

I would like to sort out the weather boards as they don’t line up. Put top weatherboard on. Put framing around the French door and window. Replace cement board under eaves.

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Repair of small cracks in outside walls of house plaster

Posted 2 months ago

Our house has a few places in the plaster which require repair to the small cracks to ensure weather tightness.

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Estimated cost to re-clad 177 Regents park drive

Posted 3 days ago

I want a rough estimate of the cost to re-clad 177 Regents Park drive. House is cladded with roc cote and dampness has not shown up in testing, it has no wall cavity and untreated timber. House has eves and is in great condition for its age.

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Weatherboard Replacement

Posted 2 months ago

Replace rotten boards. Approx 3 linear metres including prime and paint.

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Replace weatherboard

Posted 3 months ago

replace weatherboard on south west facing wall of house

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Weatherboards

Posted 2 months ago

We need some weather boards replaced quite a few need done before winter thanks need some quotes please

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House weather boards replaced

Posted 2 months ago

Have 4 or 5 timber weatherboards that need replacing on old cottage

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RE-clad house

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi I have a property In Wigram. Currently it’s on the market as I’m trying to sell it. The issue is it’s an early 2000s build and has monolithic plaster cladding, it’s single story about 180sqm, we have had a moisture test and it came back fine but we are struggling to find buyers who’s banks will lend them money on the property due to the monolithic cladding so are considering a re-clad using cost effective materials. Are you able to provide us with a free quote to re clad? We are in a bit...

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House re cladding

Posted 4 months ago

House needs re cladding due to borer in existing weatherboards.

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Cladding maintenance

Posted 2 months ago

2nd storey of the house has Fibre-Cement weatherboard cladding. It is showing some signs of wear and tear. I'd like an inspection and repairs to any area that needs it.

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Weatherboard replacement and truss

Posted 4 months ago

One section of weatherboard and a section of rotten truss. Also a realignment of a gutter. A support bracket has broken.

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Replace rotten wooden weather board and edging

Posted 4 months ago

Two weather board need replacing. One about 30cm long, the other about 1m long. Both also need the corner wood replaced as well.

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Stone Chyst

Posted 1 week ago

Hi i would like to add thin Stone Chyst to the area highlighted in the picture attached

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Weatherboard Replacement

Posted 4 months ago

I need a selection of weatherboards replaced on my house in Riccarton. No huge stress on the time frame. Approximately 3 lengths in one section, then a small amount done in the other side of the house.

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Weatherboard replacement

Posted 3 weeks ago

In the first photo, we have a hole in the exterior wall from some clumsy drilling. (It has had duct tape over it and the white gunk is just glue from the tape.) We would like this weather board replaced and we'd consider getting the one above it replaced at the same time, since we don't use the dryer vents. In the second photo, the two or three lowest weather boards are completely rotten and need replacing. In both photos, the wall is about 1.4m long. If new boards were primed and put in t...

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Recent cladding reviews

With over 162,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Weatherboard Maintenance - Borer

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

replace weatherboard

Work carried out by an employee of the company

28th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Missing and Damaged weatherboards

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace a few weatherboards

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Weatherboard replacement (small area)

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rotten weatherboards & window frames

Work carried out by an employee of the company

24th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace some weatherboards

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Window weatherboard replaced

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

cladding

Work carried out by an employee of the company

27th November 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Weatherboard replacement and small wooden window replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Weatherboard Replacement

Work carried out by an employee of the company

29th April 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Weatherboard replacement at rear and replace overhang over lounge bay window

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
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

House weather boards replaced

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Weather board replacing where needed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

A little bit of love required to cladding

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace weatherboards front

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th May 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Timber weatherboard and joinery replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

exterior rot on timber house

Work carried out by an employee of the company

24th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Infinity Construction Limited

Joined October 2016

Infinity Construction is a family-owned construction company striving for construction excellence. We specialise in all aspects of residential construction, including architectural homes, hill builds, alterations, additions and timber floor installations. We appreciate that any building project, no matter how big or small, is a personal journey. We understand the need to ensure budgets and tim...

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Pinnacle Masonry Limited

Joined June 2014

Qualified Stonemasons originally from Scotland. Vast, in depth experience in all aspects of stone masonry. Specialise in heritage work. Hand carving, bespoke work undertaken also. Free quotation service provided. Do not hesitate to contact, no job too big or small.

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Paul Hussey Construction

Joined March 2015

Hi I a fully qualified and licensed builder, I specialise in Fencing, Decks, Spouting, Barns, and Renovations I am very efficient, do not cut corners, and take great pride in my work

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Jellyman Construction Ltd

Joined January 2020

Hi, we are Licensed building practitioners and have been building and renovating homes for over 20 years. We specialise in home renovations, and are excited to work with you on your project. We work hard to finish projects on time and on budget, and will keep in contact throughout the build.

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CJs Repairs

Joined February 2020

I am a sole trader mainly doing small construction and repairs to residential buildings. I offer a bit of everything and like to turn my hand to a creative solution for unusual projects

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Wilson Built Homes LTD

Joined February 2018

Hey there. We have many years of experience through the residential and commercial sectors in Canterbury now. We specialise in new builds, reno's, fences, decks, concrete works, general handyman work and so much more. We work and operate Wilson Built Homes with a lot of passion to ensure the clients dreams, ideas and needs are met. We handle every piece of material personally ensuring quality...

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SS The Builder & Property Maintenance

Joined June 2017

SS The Builder & Property Maintenance was born out of frustration whilst trying to solve the same problems on construction sites time and time again. After working with a crazy amount of construction companies I`m ready to change the dinosaur ways of the industry. I want to feel proud of the industry I love whilst constantly shaking things up at the same time. I want to bring modern technologie...

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Think Construction Ltd.

Joined March 2010

Company Profile: We are a building company specialising in residential projects from small alterations to new house builds. We work with the client from the design concept through to the completion of your project (or anywhere in between). We work closely with designers (yours or ours), to ensure continuity and confidence in your build, from concept to completion. Personal Profile: Direct...

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GNP Building limited

Joined June 2017

Hi there, my name is Chris. I'm the owner operator of GNP Building Ltd. I'm a LBP registered builder with 17 years experience, 5 of those coming from working on the Canterbury rebuild. We mainly work around home renovations and extensions, covering all the bases from foundations right up to your ridge cappings. Feel free to get in contact to discuss any of your building works. Many thank...

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DC Exterior Plastering Ltd

Joined October 2016

Hi, I am Exterior Plaster with 15 years experience. I am willing to do any Exterior Plastering jobs, big or small. Can do new builds, repairs or reclads. I pride myself in delivering the best workmanship and on time. Call for a free quote today.

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R W Steele Builders Ltd

Joined September 2010

We are a 50 year old family business. Work undertaken is of a professional standard. We believe customer satisfaction is the utmost, wtih immense attention being paid to detail. A high level of communication is necessary. All types of work are undertaken, whether this be a new home, alterations or additions to existing homes, kitchen and bathroom upgrades, decks and pergolas. We have the ab...

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PJR Construction

Joined August 2019

Fully qualified and licensed builder with 16+ years experience. Spent the last 5 years specializing in cladding and window installation. Happy to take on any building work and have many contacts for other tradies if needed. Hit me up for a quote. I will do my best to keep it reasonable.

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Top corner construction limited

Joined July 2018

Personally I have been in the Residential construction industry for 8 years, I specialize in Fencing, Decking, Pergolas also Interior linings and finishing My experience comes from a background in EQC repairs, Private Renovations, Light commercial and newly built homes. I am expanding into a managment role now as I have a highly skilled group of tradesmen behind me who can tackle most jobs, From...

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Veniceplaster

Joined February 2018

Hi, my name's Paolo Deidda, I've been plastering new houses and renovating old ones for the last 13 years.While I specialise in Exterior Plastering and interior venitian plaster Italian style . ( pure limestone I personally import from Italy to Christchurch. For mayor renovations and new builds I also do smaller jobs from time to time. I'm very professional and work hard to meet deadlines...

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MB Construction

Joined May 2010

Rise Residential Ltd is an owner-operated Christchurch based company that specializes in all forms of residential construction including renovations, new builds and property maintenance. We employ experienced people who are friendly, courteous and produce good quality results that we can be proud of.

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Gibson Building Services

Joined July 2019

Hi there. I am a NZ qualified builder and work for an architectural building company based in Christchurch, specialising repair work and new builds. I am experienced and passionate about building, joinery and woodwork. You will see in my profile photos some examples of the building/renovation work that I do, as well as handcrafted/refurbished furniture and cabinetry. No job is too small, I’m alway...

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cameron construction

Joined May 2010

Hi, I am an experience builder with over 15 years experience in residential & commercial building. Fully qualified Builder . I offer a professional hands on service for all areas of your building project to allow the job to be completed to a high standard in the time required. New houses, units, renovations, extensions, commercial building, farm buildings, landscaping & property maintenance are...

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A White Creative Construction

Joined February 2017

Hi There. I'm a builder with background in boat building and high end architectural work, but lots of diverse experience in many areas. I pride myself on attention to detail, great finishing and thinking outside the square.

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C Whall Construction

Joined September 2010

hi, i'm a qualified licensed builder who has been self employed for the last ten years doing smaller jobs right up to renovations an extensions. work well with the client to achieve a professional finish an on time an budget.

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MCB

Joined September 2013

We've been carrying out renovations and alterations in Christchurch for the the last 8 years. We have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of Canterbury. We are experienced in carrying out small jobs and major renovations. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jo...

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