‘I was also nervous about sticking with timber cladding on our home due to the potential fire risk. It was really important to me to protect my family and to have a non-combustible product on the facade’ adds Caroline.
From an aesthetic point of view, the family were keen to have something modern that was also in-keeping with the rest of the estate. HardiePlank® weatherboard in pearl grey – which forms part of the James Hardie grey palette – offered a great compromise between being fresh and light, whilst also being bang on the current monochrome trend.
Results wise, the Smith family couldn’t be happier: ‘The results are stunning. The house looks fresh and modern. I love the pearl grey colour that seems to change hue depending on the weather.
‘As an added benefit, we took the opportunity to add insulation before replacing the cladding, and what a difference it’s made! Much warmer from the day the new cladding went on, and my heating bills have definitely decreased.’
Occupying a prime position on the edge of the Studlands Park estate, on a main arterial road into Newmarket, the transformation has certainly attracted lots of attention, with two other properties also re-cladding their facades within weeks of the HardiePlank® weatherboard installation.
Caroline has also wasted no time in recommending the product to neighbours.
‘I would definitely recommend HardiePlank® cladding. Our house used to look drab, sad and tired, but now it reflects us as a family; happy and bright with a lifetime ahead of us. I would love to see our whole estate re-clad in HardiePlank® cladding, it would look a much happier place!’