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Presenting 2021’s innovative on-trend home cladding materials

Here’s a comprehensive list of our exterior cladding recommendations, to help inspire your new build or renovation project.
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Image credit: Radial Timbers

Previously, we wrote a blog about the 11 commonly used exterior cladding materials used in new home construction. We covered exterior cladding options  made from timber, natural stone, fibre-cement, bricks, metal alloys (e.g. titanium-zinc) and many more! Following on from this, we wanted to highlight some other fantastic architectural materials, discuss their differences and showcase the best brands offering these beautiful products in the market today. Check them out!

Scyon cladding / Linea™ weatherboard cladding

The clean horizontal lines created when using Linea™ weatherboards by James Hardie make the curb appeal of modern, Farmhouse, Hamptonsand coastal-style homes look more expansive and beautiful, as seen from this duplex.

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Image credit: James Hardie

Axon™ cladding / Vertical cladding

Vertically grooved panels that are ideal if you want to emphasize the height of the building. This house makes use of timber and brick cladding. The timber cladding used on the upper storey is painted black to make a dramatic statement and to create textural interest. 

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Image credit: James Hardie

Fibre-cement cladding

This fibre-cement cladding gives any classic Australian home it’s trademark weatherboard facade. This is perfect for contemporary, cottage, or coastal-style homes.

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Image credit: Cemintel / The Block

Non-combustible weatherboard cladding

These striking timber-looking boards by Knotwood and Decoclad are made from high-quality, durable, and marine-grade Aluminium. With these, any contemporary home would have the warmth and texture of natural wood cladding minus the maintenance costs. 

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Image credit: Knotwood

These are deemed non-combustible and complies with Australia’s building standards.

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Image credit: DecoClad weatherboard cladding

Weathertex / Natural timber

When real natural timber by Weathertex is your preferred material for house cladding, remember to choose the products that are not only made from beautiful local timber species but also the ones that are sustainably sourced and have no chemical additives. Here’s a home that makes use of natural timber, both laid horizontally and vertically

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Image credit: Weathertex

Stria cladding 

This cladding by James Hardie gives any modern home or townhouse a bold but pared back aesthetic. Look at the strong, clean lines it has created for this home.

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Image credit: James Hardie

Matrix cladding

Architectural panels like this give any modern or contemporary home a cleaner and bolder look. The joints, when painted with a darker colour, accentuate the lines and enhance the look of the exterior walls.

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Image credit: James Hardie

Shiplap cladding

Shiplap or beadboard by Radial Timbers is a popular choice for many homeowners not only because it offers a stylish modern look with warm rustic charm, but is also great protection against the ever changing weather.

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Image credit: Radial Timbers

Brick cladding

The beauty of brick is that it doesn’t  fade, warp, rot, or get devoured by termites. These are sturdy and will last for decades. Plus, bricks have a fantastic thermal performance, meaning you get an extra layer of insulation to keep your home cooler in summer and warmer in winter.

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Image credit: Brickworks / Jackson Clements Burrows

For a more unique exterior design, explore the various sizes, colours, textures, and finishes of bricks by Brickworks and Midland Brick. Consider leaving a small cavity between the bricks for natural ventilation.

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Image credit: Midland Brick Australia

Stone veneer

To add a bit of luxury to your home and street appeal, consider applying a stone veneer cladding from Midland Brick or Veneer Stone Australia that compliments your home’s surroundings. Use it on walls or on pillars to make a statement. 

When this is your preferred material, remember to use textures and colours inspired from native Australian stones. Here’s a fantastic idea for an outdoor shower with an irregular crazy pave stone feature wall. 

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Image credit: Veneer Stone Australia

Stone also creates beautiful feature walls and backgrounds for a pool.

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Image credit: Midland Brick Australia - Cultured Stone

Terracotta

This architectural material by Brickworks offers superb thermal insulation,weather and UV fade resistance. Ideally used to cover an entire facade to achieve that refined and aesthetically pleasing cohesive effect of using a single material.

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Image credit: Brickworks - SK1NS

What is your choice of home design?

Your choice of exterior building materials can make or break your project. It can wow people and make your home stand out from the street. The above mentioned exterior cladding materials can most definitely brighten your home’s appearance!

If you are looking into building a home with a magnificent facade, consider engaging Superdraft’s services. We have highly knowledgeable professionals who can help you design and build your home, plus partner brands where you can find the most amazing cladding materials nationwide!

Please call 1300 936 740 or get in touch with us via this form.

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