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Upgrading Timber with Hardie® Plank

Upgrading Timber with Hardie® Plank

These homes in Herne Bay were only four years old and the exisiting timber cladding had started to show major signs of degrading so a product that was built to last was needed as a replacement.
Hardie® Plank was chosen due to its low maintenance, long life and durability. The homeowners chose Heathered Moss and Pearl Grey to give a striking contrast and bring out the features of the modern designed homes.
Fitted by Kent Cladding, the project only took three days to complete from dismantling the old timber cladding to installing the new Hardie® Plank facade.

A trusted James Hardie installer, Kent Cladding has recently completed a rejuvenation project consisting of two homes in the seaside town of Herne Bay.

Both properties were only four years old yet the timber cladding that was specified when the homes were being built had started to become worse for wear. Time for an upgrade. Richard, the director of Kent Cladding recommended James Hardie to the homeowners due to the low maintenance, long life and durability that Hardie® Plank offers over comparable products.

The homeowners chose to order a homeowner sample box to compare the range of colours on offer and decided to go with contrasting colours to bring the style and modern design of the properties to life. Heathered Moss which is a warm and compelling, softly greying green was set off against Pearl Grey which is a elegant white-toned neutral inspired from the softest colours in nature, sand and beach-strewn seashells. The material was supplied by a local James Hardie stockist Shepherds in Maidstone.

The current timber cladding had suffered intensely over the years from the seaside wind and rain conditions, meaning it had started to fade and crack which had led to discolouration of the original façade.  James Hardie fibre cement can withstand the effects of the most extreme UK weather. Leaving a permanently beautiful and durable facade. Our ColourPlus™ Technology provides, a multi-coat, baked-on finish that is fade-resistant and does not require regular repainting. It is also guaranteed for 15 years.


Richard from Kent Cladding said ‘I always find James Hardie products simple and straightforward to install which is why we’ve been using the Hardie® Plank for many years. I recommend fibre cement cladding over other materials to all of our customers due to its long-standing benefits. With the 15-year warranty and the design flexibility it offers a great solution. If I need any support or assistance, then the James Hardie team are always on hand to help.’

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Photo credit: Kent Cladding
Product: Hardie® Plank
Profile: Lap
Colour: Heathered Moss and Pearl Grey
Texture: Cedar finish
Location: Herne Bay

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