If you’re looking for a versatile, low maintenance weatherboard with a natural and beautiful texture, look no further than HardiePlank® cladding. It’s the facade of choice for builders and homeowners alike, protecting and beautifying millions of homes.
Use HardiePlank cladding on your project for maximum versatility. Install it horizontally, vertically or diagonally to create any design. A diverse palette of 21 ColourPlus™ colours provide your building with a better fade-resistant, low maintenance finish. Choose from two textures for even greater design flexibility: a smooth finish for contemporary designs and natural cedar mill – with a pattern that rarely repeats – for a more classic look.
Made from advanced material fibre cement, HardiePlank is an engineered cellulose-fibre and cement composite that offers the ultimate in fire, moisture, rot and pest resistance. The unique properties of HardiePlank offers major advantages over conventional cladding materials, providing ease of installation, design flexibility and enhanced durability.
Made to last
With advanced seventh generation technology we’ve created the most durable HardiePlank 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.
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 robust 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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HardiePlank cladding stands 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. HardiePlank 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® weatherboard 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…
Bill Jenkins, homeowner
We looked at all the options, including HardiePlank, and for us it was an easy decision; quick to install, cost effective and beautiful. It just looks and feels perfect.
When it came to refurbishing his own coastal property, Malcolm Bruce, senior project manager at Millwood Designer Homes, found the perfect product with HardiePlank® soft green cedar texture. In this video see our interview with Malcolm.
|Composition:||Portland cement, sand, cellulose fibre, water, selected additives|
|Properties:||HardieZone™ Technology for advanced climate protection|
|Dimensions:||3600 x 180 x 8 mm|
|Weight:||7.4 kg per plank, 11.419 kg/m²|
|Fire rating:||A2, s1-d0|
How much HardiePlank® cladding will I need and how can I do a rough estimate?
There are approximately two planks to the square metre. Measure the width and height, in metres, of each wall to be clad. Multiply the two dimensions together to give you the area in square metres of each wall and then multiply this total by two to give you the total number of planks for each wall. Add all your walls up and this will be a reasonable guide to how many planks you need to order.
How do I cut HardiePlank® cladding and how can I control the dust?
We sell a range of specialist tools designed to cut our products quickly, effectively and with a minimum of dust. The best are hand tools like the HardieGuillotine™ which is available from your distributor. Always use approved safety glasses and appropriate EN approved respiratory protection (PPE #2 or #3) for particulate hazards when working with HardiePlank® cladding and HardieTrim® NT3™.
What types of trim can be used with HardiePlank® cladding?
HardieTrim® NT3™ is the preferred trim material for use with HardiePlank cladding. HardieTrim® NT3™ has the durability and paint holding characteristics to match the proven performance of HardiePlank cladding. Other trim materials may be used; however some of these may need a more intensive maintenance program.
How do I clean my HardiePlank® facade?
HardiePlank cladding can be cleaned with cold or lukewarm water, if necessary with the addition of a mild household cleaning agent not containing solvents. Always start from the top with well-defined areas. Rinse with plenty of clean water until the facade is perfectly clean. Before cleaning full scale, it is recommended to test the chosen cleaning method on a smaller area to make sure it is likely to be successful. The cladding should be cleaned a minimum of once a year.
Can HardiePlank® cladding be installed vertically?
Yes, you can install the HardiePlank® planks in two manners.
1. Hit & Miss cladding: Overlap the planks by at least 30 mm.
2. Open butt jointed: Please cover all battens with EPDM.