The Benefits of Cedral Weatherboard
The shiplap planking style of timber cladding has been popular both for coastal properties as well as inland areas, where traditional clapboard is a feature in local house designs.
Cedral Weatherboard (formerly Marley Eternit Cedral) is a fibre cement cladding plank which looks like natural timber and is a low maintenance alternative to PVCu. This external cladding board is manufactured from a mixture of cement, organic fillers and water, creating an autoclave fibre cement plank. As the name suggests, Cedral Weatherboard stands up to the harshest weather conditions, with a minimum life expectancy of 50 years. It offers a class ‘O’ fire rating and provides protection from pests, insects and rot. Cedral Weatherboard is water protected which means the planks won’t drip, warp or distort- unlike timber.
The beauty of Cedral Weatherboard is that you can buy it ready painted and finished, along with all the corner finishing trims and fixings necessary. This New England style cladding is available in three different finishes; unpainted (off-white), 22 different solid colours or 4 wood grain shades.
The planks are great value compared to timber and don’t need maintaining. The effect once painted is that you cannot tell the difference between a fibre cement plank to a wooden one, due to its grained finish. Cedral Weatherboard is easy to install and stands the test of time with its classic design.
|Cedral Weatherboard Panels Main Advantages:|
|Excellent aesthetics||Resistant to rot||Pest and insect resistant|
|Weather resistant||No routine maintenance||Easy to install|
|Class 0 fire performance||Same use as wood||Colour matched aluminium trims|