Come rain, shine or time – lasting looks, peak performance

A house is built to last more than a lifetime. That’s why our products stay as beautiful, strong and weather resistant as they were when first applied. Our secret for everlasting youth? The James Hardie® fibre cement formulation and structure: a smart invention that’s allowed us to make the most durable fibre cement products on the market.

The superior characteristics of our fibre cement products make them the preferred, low maintenance choice of professional builders, architects and homeowners alike. James Hardie fibre cement is thinner and lighter-weight, yet stronger and easier to handle than most alternative building materials, ensuring your build moves along faster – with less hold ups and complications.

Feel confident in the staying power of your build: our fibre cement building products are non-combustable and are resistant to water, insect damage and rot or warp.

Standing strong for years to come

Our unmatched technological innovation makes our products generations ahead in performance. James Hardie fibre cement is impact, fire, insect resistant and weather resistant. In fact, we created fibre cement to brave any European climate and have the strength to stand strong for many years.

No cracking, swelling or warping

Our fibre cement doesn’t crack, swell or warp like wood or some vinyl. In fact, our products offer up to three times more dimensional stability than wood. With its outstanding moisture resistant properties, our unique formulation doesn’t deteriorate if exposed to damp or wet conditions.

Installs fast & firm

Count on the unique characteristics of fibre cement to help you complete your build perfectly. Because our boards are less brittle, there’s less breakage during the build. What’s more, clean cuts make for perfectly aligned edges and a firm fit, each and every time.

Low maintenance

Not only are our products durable, but we’ve also made them ultra-low maintenance. Our baked-on ColourPlus™ Technology finish on cladding and trims requires no repainting and can be easily cleaned if required using only soap and water.


Our fibre cement products are made from cellulose fibre, sourced from FSC, plantation grown trees. We add only cement, sand, water and a minimum blend of additives to enhance performance. Our products are recognised as being durable, low maintenance and energy efficient. Containing only low toxicity and low volatile organic compounds and producing less dust, they also contribute to creating a healthier working environment.

James Hardie® fibre cement – what it’s made of

Our fibre reinforced cement products consist of natural ingredients:

  • Cellulose fibre, from plantation-grown Radiata pine trees
  • Portland Cement
  • Sand
  • Water

Plus a small amount of chemical additives to provide our products with their distinctive, durable properties.