Having researched plastic cladding as a replacement, Toby was introduced to HardiePlank® cladding
by James Hardie preferred contractor Square Deal. And by choosing the product in Traditional Red, he said goodbye to the black weatherboard in favour of a brighter future.
‘I never liked the black wood, it looked like a shed,’ says Toby, ‘Condition-wise it was alright, but gradually got worse. We started getting damp in one of the bedrooms and found that the soffits, gutters and wood were worn out.
‘We needed to do something, and it was an opportunity to change the colour, so we thought we’d go for that too.
‘I was going to go for a plastic replacement initially, but Andrew from Square Deal came round and convinced us that the HardiePlank® cladding lasts longer and is more durable, so we went for that.
Another key factor in Toby’s decision to opt for fibre cement cladding was its low maintenance.
Having seen the samples and learned how the HardiePlank® cladding requires minimal upkeep, it was a straightforward choice.
‘Square Deal brought some samples round, and I liked it,’ says Toby.