When tiler Daniel Page (aka ‘The Bearded Tiler’) has a premium bathroom project, HardieBacker® board is his go-to tile backerboard of choice to ensure the best quality finish. This stunning private residential bathroom renovation... Read more

A Cambridgeshire couple realised their self-build dream with this barn-style timber frame home. The materials selected bring the best of both traditional and contemporary, with red and black brick in-keeping with local architecture, mixed... Read more

We’re delighted that James Hardie facades are one of the few finishes to be featured in the Government’s new National Design Guide. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government issued the guide in... Read more


Published: November 2019

The cold winter is blowing in; is your home ready to combat the elements? Here are 5 tips on preparing your biggest investment – your home – for winter: DITCH THE GUTTER CLUTTER Your... Read more

We’re delighted to be celebrating our tenth anniversary working together with premium stockist UPlastics! Starting life as a uPVC distributor, UPlastics sold their first pallet of HardiePlank® fibre cement cladding in October 2009, after... Read more

We are delighted to announce that Northern Building Plastics is now a James Hardie premium stockist, offering HardiePlank® fibre cement cladding in all 21 colours, available to customers across the M62 corridor. With two... Read more

This stunning refurbishment saw an extension and new build garage block transformed with render and Soft Green HardiePlank® fibre cement cladding, to create an elegant countryside retreat. The property, located near Galleywood Common in... Read more

When considering what materials to use on luxury new build development Lime Grove, premium developer Peter David Homes knew they wanted something to set the scheme apart from the competition. Lime Grove features a... Read more

New sheathing board launched!

Published: May 2019

James Hardie launches HardieWindbreaker™ sheathing board James Hardie has launched the latest in a series of planned product innovations; the HardieWindbreaker™ sheathing board. Adam Botterill, country manager for James Hardie UK, comments: “As a... Read more

Essex based James Hardie Preferred Contractor Greenoak Concept & Design Ltd have this week completed their 100th home transformation using HardiePlank® cladding! With over three decades of experience in the home improvement business, business... Read more

HardiePanel®: Strathearne Suites

Published: March 2019

Completed in 2016, the first phase of this £1.8m Indwell project included the renovation of a 1,100m2 social housing development in East Hamilton, Ontario. Initially built in the early 1970s, the goal was to... Read more

Deliberating over colour for your home? Help is on hand as we’ve just launched our new online visualiser tool! Click to experiment with colours on many different housing types: Once you’ve chosen your colour... Read more

A warm welcome to our new premium stockist of HardiePlank® fibre cement cladding. National Plastics (based in Adelaide Street, Newport) is now stocking 12 core colours of HardiePlank as well as accessories and tools for... Read more

Hotel Castel Clara Belle Ile en Mer, in Belle Île, France, has accommodated tourists since the 1960s. Last year a substantial renovation project was completed, where the hotel was extended from two to three storeys. The... Read more

When homeowner Caroline Smith was refused home insurance on her timber clad house, it was the final push she needed to look to re-clad the property. After investing lots of time and money over... Read more

Josh Munro, tiler and bathroom fitter with a decade of experience, struggles to understand why anyone would choose to use plywood for bathrooms or wetrooms. ‘I have been called to jobs time and time... Read more

Situated just a few miles inland in the coastal town of Folkstone, Scholars’ Village is a development of 84 two, three and four-bedroom homes, adjacent to Park Farm Road. As well as terraced, semi-detached... Read more

Once one of the original Cinque Ports, the small, picturesque town of New Romney is located just over a mile inland from the scenic beaches of Littlestone and Greatstone. Mulberry Place is a select... Read more

When the owners of this detached dorma bungalow looked to extend and improve the property, architect Stride & Garrett wanted to create grand features to really make this modest home stand out from the... Read more

When Vision Development South Ltd looked to create new build residential accommodation in the desirable area of Woodcote, South Oxfordshire, differentiation was key. As a luxury property selling at just under £1 million, an... Read more

We’ve added seven new videos to our YouTube channel on how to cut 6mm and 12mm HardieBacker® tiling backerboard. In these instruction videos, learn how to cut HardieBacker with an easy score and snap technique, using the... Read more

Last year Alma-nac won the AJ/James Hardie House of Colour contest. The competition was to design a colourful and innovative playhouse for children. This summer Alma-nac’s model of the winning design the ’Upside-down House’ is currently... Read more

Watch our new installation videos for HardieBacker® tiling backerboard here or on our YouTube channel. This video details how to install 12 mm HardieBacker onto a stud wall as tiling backer. 12 mm HardieBacker is a cement tiling... Read more

This new installation video on our YouTube channel details how to install 6mm HardieBacker® tiling backerboard onto a masonry wall. Watch the video below or on the James Hardie YouTube Channel. As a tiling backerboard, HardieBacker does... Read more

We’ve added new videos to our YouTube channel on how to install HardieBacker® tiling backer board. This video details how to install 6mm HardieBacker over a plasterboard wall. Watch the video below or on the James... Read more

We’ve added a new installation video for 6mm HardieBacker® tiling backerboard to our YouTube channel. The video details how to install 6mm HardieBacker cement board onto a wooden or timber floor as a tiling... Read more

The UK Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has announced a GBP 400 million fund to help local authorities councils and housing associations with the replacement of ACM cladding on buildings over 18... Read more

James Hardie launches new ‘classically timeless’ colour palette as industry experts spot shift in colour trends. From housebuilders to homeowners, we have seen a significant shift in colour trends over the last decade, which... Read more

As of 3rd April 2018, Fermacell has joined the James Hardie Group! James Hardie is a world leader in manufacturing fibre cement cladding and backerboard. Fermacell is the leading fibre gypsum producer and also... Read more

The University Arms Hotel in Cambridge will reopen its doors this summer, having undergone an incredible transformation since its days as the city’s first guest establishment. The Regency-style hotel has been closed for two... Read more

Alma-nac has won the AJ/James Hardie House of Colour contest to design a colourful and innovative playhouse for children. Photography by Theodore Wood. The up-and-coming practice saw off strong competition from the likes of... Read more

HardieBacker®: Hole in One at Shifnal

Published: October 2017

When Ace Kind Ltd was asked to refurbish and retile the shower and changing facilities at the prestigious Shifnal Golf Club, they were expecting a fairly straightforward job. However, Adrian Holt, a director of... Read more

HardieBacker®: Weight Matters

Published: October 2017

Norstone UK is the leading provider of natural stacked stone and stone veneers in the UK. When used for interior applications such as around enclosed fire places and feature walls, Norstone recommends HardieBacker® cement backerboard... Read more

A much needed new primary school building in Swindon has been finished ahead of schedule by Beard Construction. Following a Design & Build model, the project was delivered to a challenging timescale and went... Read more

A clutch of up-and-coming practices including Alma-nac and Fisher Cheng are in the running for the Architects Journal/James Hardie House of Colour contest to design an innovative playhouse on a Berkeley Homes site. They... Read more

The House of Colour contest is seeking architects to design a colourful and innovative playhouse for children. The House of Colour competition, which is free to enter and open to all UK-based architects, is... Read more

As leaders in the fibre cement industry, we are proud to announce the launch of the James Hardie UK website, updated to align with the company’s new look and feel. Get inspired and get... Read more

With nearly three decades of experience in the cladding and roofline business, Gary Stevens knows what works. The owner of family business The Fabulous Fascia Company Ltd, Gary has been providing high-quality improvements on... Read more

Leading residential developer St Edward has launched a new phase at one of the most desirable and large scale developments in Reading. Longwater Reach is a collection of 74 two, three and four bedroom... Read more

As the owner of a 1980s brick-built detached house in Chessington, Toby Spencer had never liked the austere timber cladding that covered most of its top half. So when time and weather finally began... Read more

When London Green Developments wanted the latest trend in facade cladding for a new development of town houses in Essex, they didn’t look much further than HardiePlank® cladding to provide a durable and visually impactful... Read more

When Bill and Angie first moved to Thorpe in 2002, their home consisted of a 100 foot long building made up of three large sheds. 10 years later and with their retirement in sight,... Read more

As part of a regeneration programme in the area, the popular seaside resort of Margate has had a facelift along the seafront. This has included new waterside property developed by Coombs Construction, consisting of... Read more

When Jerry Hoy and his family moved into their 1930s built bungalow in the summer of 2007, this had a similar look and feel to all of the other bungalows on their street; made... Read more

When Barry Daly, company director of BUDA Building and Development, went to visit an old reclaim yard in Rawreth to purchase some oak for a development he was working on, all he found was... Read more

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