HardiePlank®: Small home with a big personality

When the owners of this detached dorma bungalow looked to extend and improve the property, architect Stride & Garrett wanted to create grand features to really make this modest home stand out from the crowd!

Situated in a small village close to the south coast, the house also needed to stand up to the elements using robust materials capable of withstanding sea breezes and salt water.

The improvements included adding a second storey plus side extension to improve the living accommodation whilst also creating an architecturally unique property filled with character. HardiePlank® weatherboard in light mist, cedar texture was used as an accent across the facade.

As first time specifiers of the product, Stride & Garrett spent time researching the features and benefits of fibre cement, and felt HardiePlank weatherboard offered the best design solution.

Emma Garrett, architect for the scheme, said: ‘We shortlisted HardiePlank cladding to complement the render and wood mix used for the scheme and presented the options to the homeowner.

‘We felt the product fitted the brief for a low maintenance, clean and modern look. The textures and robust feel of the product plus the broad colour selection available convinced our client to opt for HardiePlank and we are delighted with the result.

‘The great technical support also re-enforced our decision as well as the easy fitting system.’

"We felt the product fitted the brief for a low maintenance, clean and modern look. The textures and robust feel of the product plus the broad colour selection available convinced our client to opt for HardiePlank and we are delighted with the result"