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HardiePanel cladding

The large format, robust, multi-use fibre cement cladding board that’s made to last.

HardiePanel fibre cement weatherboard is a large element cladding sheet that brings real flexibility and freshness to your facade designs – at an affordable price. Available in a choice of two textures – smooth or cedar wood effect finish – and 21 ColourPlus™ Technology colours, its crisp, clean lines make it a smart choice for strong, contemporary designs. Alternatively, our PrimePlus finish allows you maximum choice in bespoke colour finishes.

Flexibility for your facade

When strength and stability are called for and you also want the looks to make heads turn, HardiePanel® cladding offers you the best of both worlds. Specify with confidence knowing that HardiePanel® cladding will leave a lasting impression.

Non-combustible cladding

HardiePanel large format cladding panels stand strong even in the most extreme adverse events. Our weatherboards are non-combustible, achieving the highest rating possible (A2, s1-d0) for a coloured facade product. HardiePanel has been extensively fire tested under the 13501-1 suite of fire tests for CE compliance, and would not contribute to the propagation of fire.

Made to last

With advanced seventh generation technology  we’ve created the most durable HardiePanel® cladding ever made. Enhanced properties for unmatched durability. Our additives are chemically bonded to provide lasting resistance to rain, hail, wind, fire, rot and pests

The best of both strength and usability

We’ve found the perfect balance between high-quality Portland cement, sand and cellulose fibre to deliver lightweight, easy-to-cut cladding that installs firm and fast.

Superior dimensional stability

Our cladding is engineered at the microscopic level to create a fibre cement composite that doesn’t shrink or split.


Features & Benefits

  • Affordable beauty: Cost effective, functional large sheet cladding offering the ultimate design flexiblity
  • Fire resistant: Non combustible A2 s1d0 fire rated, the highest possible fire rating for any coloured facade board
  • Engineered for climate - offering year round install for ease & low maintenance
  • BBA certified 

Technical Resources

Drawings available in PDF and DWG format.

Product Specifications

Composition: Portland cement, sand, cellulose fibre, water, selected additives
Properties: HardieZone™ Technology for advanced climate protection
Dimensions: 3050 x 1220 x 8 mm (2440 x 1220 x 8 mm special order only)
Weight: 41.7 kg per sheet, 11.2 kg/m²
Density: 1300 kg/m³
Fire rating: A2, s1-d0
Warranty: 15 years
Installation: No pre-drilling required and the panel sheets can be easily cut to size on site
ColourPlus™ Technology finish: A unique finish that ensures an excellent base for application of any good quality acrylic or water based exterior paints. The panels can be painted on site within 90 days after installation in any desired colour.

Evolution of Rainscreen Cladding

We are delighted to offer Continous Professional Development (CPD) presentations presented by our Specification Managers across the UK.  As members of the RIBA CPD Providers Network, all of our courses are RIBA approved which can be used to claim CPD points.

Our CPD are for a duration of approx. 45 minutes and can take place at your office, any time from Monday - Friday. 

Following the seminar, our specification team will be happy to  discuss any projects you may be working on at the moment, offer general advice and arrange for project take-offs to be supplied to you free of charge.

For bookings and availability, e-mail

Commercial buidings featuring HardiePanel® fibre cement cladding

Get the look

Every house forms part of its scenery, whether urban or rural. That’s why James Hardie products are made to fit in seamlessly. We help to build homes that are in perfect harmony with their surroundings.

​We use nature as an inspirational model to play with different textures, lines and looks. 

Why build a uniform house when there are so many design options?

We believe in what we sell

Even after many years, HardiePanel® cladding looks like the first day. That is why we offer a 15 year warranty. HardiePanel® cladding is the durable and economical solution, particularly suitable for large renovation and new build projects. 

Trust James Hardie and use our fibre cement products knowing that you have made the best choice. Our products have an expected life expectancy of over 60 years and come with a 15 year warranty.

Do you have any questions? Feel free to contact us!

Any weather-resistant membrane complying with BS-EN1521 and having a vapour resistance of 0.6 MNs/g is acceptable.
For straight cuts we recommend using a James Hardie saw blade for use with circular saws. For curved cuts or pipe cut outs please use a Jig Saw fitted with a TC (tungsten carbide) tipped blade. Typical reference numbers for these are Bosch T141 and Hitachi JA10. It is possible to cut the board with hard point hand saws but they will become blunt very quickly. Under no circumstances should the product be cut with high speed continuous tools like hand grinders or disc cutters. In all cases cut the panels with the face side up.
No. Most nails or James Hardie colour matched screws can be used without pre-drilling.
You can use any good quality external grade acrylic paint (water based) to paint HardiePlank and HardiePanel cladding. Please refer to our painting instructions and to the specific instructions given by the paint manufacturer.
HardiePanel cladding can be fixed at a maximum of 600 mm centres but this should be checked by a qualified engineer as this is linked to your local wind loads.

Why JamesHardie® fibre cement?

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.

  • Low maintenance
  • Weather resistant – doesn’t shrink, crack or warp
  • Fire resistant - non combustible A2 fire rated
  • Lightweight for easy installation
  • Eco-friendly