Selling Houses Australia

How to update your exterior using weatherboards

It's not impossible to give your classic Australian red brick home a facelift.

One thing you might want to consider to update your home's exterior is cladding.

While bricks are an ideal building material - they’re solid, and provide insulation from both the heat and the cold - after a while, they can start to look dated.

To soften the exterior, try covering it with weatherboards, which are a type of cladding.

Cladding comes in a range of materials: timber, metal, fibre, cement. For the Bass house, I went for timber because it's really hardwaring and gives that classic cottage look.

Timber weatherboards can be stained or painted to suit your taste. When choosing a colour, keep your climate in mind, and whether you want to absorb or reflect the sun.

Using the right joiners or fixing system will ensure the boards are all aligned in smooth, straight lines. And the right overlap will stop the wind and rain from getting through the joins.

A qualified builder or carpenter should be able to do the job easily. Weatherboards have got great visual appeal and with the right maintainance will stand the test of time!


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