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Why James Hardie?
PVC cladding vs Fibre cement cladding
Timber cladding vs fibre cement cladding
Our unmatched technological innovation makes our products generations ahead in performance. JamesHardie® fibre cement is impact, fire, insect resistant and weather resistant. In fact, we created fibre cement to brave any European climate and have the strength to stand strong for many years.
Our fibre cement doesn’t crack, swell or warp like wood or some vinyl. In fact, our products offer up to three times more dimensional stability than wood. With its outstanding moisture resistant properties, our unique formulation doesn’t deteriorate if exposed to damp or wet conditions.
Count on the unique characteristics of fibre cement to help you complete your build perfectly. Because our boards are less brittle, there’s less breakage during the build. What’s more, clean cuts make for perfectly aligned edges and a firm fit, each and every time.
Not only are our products durable, but we’ve also made them ultra-low maintenance. Our baked-on ColourPlus™ Technology finish on cladding and trims requires no repainting and can be easily cleaned if required using only soap and water.
The elements may do nasty things to other houses, but not to yours. Our fibre cement can resist all weather conditions. Our cladding products are engineered to stand up beautifully, whatever the weather.
Our fibre cement products are made from cellulose fibre, sourced from FSC, plantation grown trees. We add only cement, sand, water and a minimum blend of additives to enhance performance. Our products are recognised as being durable, low maintenance and energy efficient. Containing only low toxicity and low volatile organic compounds and producing less dust, they also contribute to creating a healthier working environment.
To learn more about the benefits of fibre cement compared to other exterios cladding products visit our page comparing timber cladding with fibre cement cladding or page comparing PVC cladding to Fibre cement cladding.
Use JamesHardie® fibre cement products with confidence, in the knowledge that you’re choosing the best. Our products have an anticipated life expectancy of 60 years plus and come with a 15-year warranty. If you need any support, feel free to contact our experts.
The fibre cement manufacturing process produces a durable, highly workable and aesthetically pleasing product by a process that substantially reduces the curing time compared to air-cured concrete products. This means your build moves along faster, with less hold ups and complications.
Watch the whole process of how its made in this video.
Fibre cement, or Fibre Reinforced Cement (FRC), is a versatile building material developed by James Hardie in the early 1980s. Fibre cement is a composite material made of cement reinforced with cellulose fibres.
JamesHardie® fibre cement products are a mixture of:
Plus a small amount of other chemical additives to help the process, or provide structure with particular characteristics.
JamesHardie® interior building products:
JamesHardie® exterior cladding products:
Because of the innovational technologies and characteristics of our fibre cement products.
Our fibre cement formulation is the secret for everlasting youth of your house.
The James Hardie ColourPlus™ technology is the perfect finish for any home.
Cladding products from James Hardie are prepared for any climate.
James Hardie is committed to helping you build better, more sustainable projects.
JamesHardie® cladding carries the highest possible fire rating for a coloured facade
Our cladding is defined by excellent performance, aesthetics and design flexibility.
The next generation weather defence air barrier by James Hardie.
Our backerboard has the strength and performance that no other backerboard can provide.