Another important aspect of the renovation was to increase energy efficiency by using exterior thermal insulation, this was provided by the Hardie® Plank cladding.
In addition, the hotel management also wanted to increase the aesthetics and embellish the exterior. The HardiePlank® cladding in cedar structure was installed horizontally to underline the classic maritime look and to blend in perfectly with the idyllic coastal landscape of the island of Belle Île. To obtain this look Hardie® Plank classing was installed in low maintenance ColourPlus™ Technology colours Arctic White and Pearl Grey.
”The installation of the fibre cement cladding proved to be quick and easy”, says Stephane Samzun, Hotel Manager. “Sizing of the Hardie® Plank panels were made directly on site, using the HardieGuillotine™ fibre cement cutting tool and a representative from James Hardie demonstrated the fast and easy installation using a nail gun on site”.