When strength and stability are called for and you also want the looks to make heads turn, HardiePanel® cladding offers you the best of both worlds. Build with confidence knowing that HardiePanel cladding will leave a lasting impression.
HardiePanel is a large element cladding sheet that brings real flexibility and freshness to your facade designs – at an attractive price. Available in a choice of three textures – smooth, traditional stucco look or cedar wood effect finish – and 21 ColourPlus™ colours, its crisp, clean lines make it a smart choice for strong, contemporary designs.
Our 10-year warranty guarantees that HardiePanel cladding keeps its fresh appearance for a long time.
Alternatively, our PrimePlus finish allows you maximum choice in bespoke colour finishes.
HardiePanel is the durable and economical solution, particularly suitable for large renovation and new build projects.
Made to last
With advanced seventh generation technology we’ve created the most durable HardiePanel cladding ever made. Enhanced properties for unmatched durability. Our additives are chemically bonded to provide lasting resistance to rain, hail, wind, fire, rot and pests
The best of both strength and usability
We’ve found the perfect balance between high-quality Portland cement, sand and cellulose fibre to deliver lightweight, easy-to-cut cladding that installs firm and fast.
Superior dimensional stability
Our cladding is engineered at the microscopic level to create a fibre cement composite that doesn’t shrink or split.
James Hardie offers a range of CPD courses for industry design professionals. All of our CPDs are RIBA-approved courses which can be used to claim CPD points.
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HardiePanel large format cladding panels stand strong even in the most extreme adverse events. Our weatherboards are non-combustible, achieving the highest rating possible (A2, s1-d0) for a coloured facade product. HardiePanel has been extensively fire tested under the 13501-1 suite of fire tests for CE compliance, and would not contribute to the propagation of fire.
See below images from independent fire tests on HardiePlank cladding and see our fire test video here.
For more information go to our page on fire resistant cladding.
1. HardiePlank® cladding test wall as built (design, size and test method is specified in the standard)
2. Fire underway during the 30 min test (source is a propane lance)
3. HardiePlank cladding after 30 minutes exposure to fire. The carbon deposit (the organics in the paint coating flashing off) is localised and there has been no lateral spread of flame whatsoever. No significant combustion has taken place and no smoke has been produced.
4. Rear of the framework after the test – still intact. Whilst the tests shown here were carried out on HardiePlank cladding, HardiePanel cladding would also perform to the same high standards, being a premium seventh generation fibre cement product.
David Tomlinson, Coombs Construction
When you take on board the cost of preparation and maintenance that comes with wood cladding, then fibre cement makes a strong competitive case
|Composition:||Portland cement, sand, cellulose fibre, water, selected additives|
|Properties:||HardieZone™ Technology for advanced climate protection|
|Dimensions:||3050 x 1220 x 8 mm (2440 x 1220 x 8 mm special order only)|
|Weight:||41.7 kg per sheet, 11.2 kg/m²|
|Fire rating:||A2, s1-d0|
|Installation:||No pre-drilling required and the panel sheets can be easily cut to size on site|
|PrimePlus™ finish:||A unique finish that ensures an excellent base for application of any good quality acrylic or water based exterior paints. The panels can be painted on site within 90 days after installation in any desired colour|
Do I need to pre-drill HardiePanel® cladding before fixing?
No. Most nails or JH colour matched screws can be used without pre-drilling.
How do I cut HardiePanel® cladding?
Straight cuts: we recommend using a James Hardie saw blade for use with circular saws. Curved cuts or pipe cut outs: a Jig Saw fitted with a TC (tungsten carbide) tipped blade. Typical reference numbers for these are Bosch T141 and Hitachi JA10. It is possible to cut the board with hard point hand saws but they will become blunt very quickly. Under no circumstances should the product be cut with high speed continuous tools like hand grinders or disc cutters. In all cases cut the panels with the face side up.
How close to the ground can I install HardiePlank®, HardieLinea® cladding and HardiePanel® panel?
A clearance of 150 mm should be maintained between the bottom edge of the lowest layer of HardiePlank®, HardieLinea® cladding and HardiePanel® panel and any unpaved ground. This will allow for clearance when soil is back-filled against the foundations and footings and prevent the bottom plank being damaged by contact with soil and rainwater splashing up the wall.
What type of paint can I use to paint HardiePlank®, HardieLinea® and HardiePanel® planks and panels?
You can use any good quality external grade acrylic paint (water based) to paint HardiePlank® , HardieLinea® and HardiePanel® planks and panels. Please refer to our painting instructions and to the specific instructions given by the paint manufacturer.