Before and After External Wall Cladding Gallery


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Peter & Lesley Bracey Home Improvements specialises in top quality, environmental friendly installation of Palliside exterior wall cladding sheets for houses in Sydney Metro and surrounding suburbs. Below are some images of completed external wall cladding projects.
For more information on external cladding for your house call now on 1800 631 541.


Penrith Exterior Wall Cladding And Renovation

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The home looks ready for a knock down/rebuild ,however the owners could not afford that option! They had seen the 2 homes across the street, Peter had renovated 25 years prior.

AFTER

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The foundations and piers were renewed were necessary.The walls straightened, Australian made Palliside exterior  cladding, with a 25 year warranty fitted. New windows and doors were configured and installed, note the windows have an external architrave, which takes away that caravan window look, as well as laminated glass for security and insulation, new timber reveals and architraves inside, security locks that are key to lock, fly screens and stainless steel crim safe screens to the sliding doors. The eaves were renewed with Icon eave sheet which looks like painted timber and never needs to be painted. New colorbond gutters, facias, barges and downpipes were fitted.The rusted out iron roof was stripped and a new, insulated colorbond roof was installed on new battens. A deck and colorbond patio was constructed at the rear and a colorbond awning with an attached carport to the front of the home, finally the garage received the same facelift. The home is like new again at a fraction of the price of a rebuild, Peter’s price is a fixed price, no extra costs, the price you are quoted is the price you pay!

You guess the increased value to the property, $200K, $300K, $400K ! And the bonus of all Australian materials and no more painting, ever!

Ryde Area Sydney Home Cladding Renovation

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As you can see this Ryde area Sydney home built 1910 was looking tired. It had a makeover in the 1960’s with house cladding products and house cladding materials. The Permalum aluminium cladding and the coating was powdering away and it was dented, the aluminium windows were the old thin ones and the rubber seals was perished. The roof tiles were fretted and needed to be replaced they could not be restored.

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We made everything old new again. Firstly we stripped the roof and replaced the battens and then laid an insulating foil blanket, then a new colorbond roof. New colorbond gutters and facias were fitted. A bullnose verandah replaced the old and a window hood fitted over the new front window. A gable set with finial was added. The eaves were clad with Icon eave cladding system New Bracey aluminium windows and sliding doors with a 70 mm external architraves, (as part of the window) with fly screens security locks, and laminated glass (used for extra insulation and security) were fitted with dressed maple architraves and reveals to match the existing internal timber around doorways. Some of the windows were changed to new sizes to match the new use of rooms with tyne internal renovation. Palliside insulating UPVC weatherboard cladding was fitted to the home after the the old aluminium cladding was stripped off. Note: Palliside will not FADE or POWER. The home is now the best looking in the street and reflects the original architecture

Sutherland Shire bush fire area renovation

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The home was built in the 1960s and was structurally sound but in need of a full renovation as it had not been maintained.

As you can see the roof needed renovating, the gutters were rusted out , the facia rotting as were the windows and the fibro cladding was busted and cracked.
Fire rating was very important as it was in a bush fire area, and a non- flammable material was required.

NOTE: Palliside is Australian made, will not burn as it will not support combustion and has a nil ignition rating as per Australian Standard AS 1503.3 ( in Red).

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No more worrying about bushfires as all Australian made materials were used in all renovations Peter Bracey undertakes. The roof was renovated using NU-Tech 2000 roof membranes system with a 10 year warranty.

New colorbond gutter, downpipes and fascia cover were installed.
The eaves were clad in Hampton style eave sheeting.
The walls were clad in non-flammable Palliside maintenance free UPVC weatherboards.
The windows changed to aluminium, note the external architrave, so they do not look like a caravan window.

A new Lysaughts colorbond flat-deck patio was installed to match the Hampton eave..

Hornsby Sydney House Cladding Renovation

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Concrete tile /fibro cladded/timber windows ex housing commission home built in the 60’s

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The home has been converted into a modern cottage that is now fully maintenance free. The roof was restored, broken tiles replaced, cleaned, filler/ sealer coat applied and then 2 coats of roof membrane water proofing (charcoal) and then top pointed so it does not look like a painted roof/colorbond gutter-montain blue/colorbond facia/downpipes-white, were fitted icon eave sheet was installed over the existing fibro eaves -white. The old timber windows were replaced with made to measure aluminium cladding windows with laminated glass, screens and security locks ( key to like) and all the front windows were changed to the one size for visual symmetry -mountain blue/matching window hoods were installed/and a new white powder coated column and balustrade fitted.
The fibre wall were clad in insulated Palliside cladding.

NOTE: the individual rusticated corners that we now have available to complement the Palliside weatherboards.
Go to Start to Finish 2 in Wall Cladding Gallery for 15 more photos of this job in progress

Liverpool Sydney Vinyl Wall Cladding

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Shows the home with tile roof/ old awning /old vinyl cladding tired 60’s home

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The home has been changed to a colonial farm house. The renovations included an insulated colorbond roof with roof ventilators -gull grey/colorbond gutter-slate grey/colorbond facia-white/downpipes -vanilla, note the downpipes are the same colour as the insulated Palliside UPVC weatherboards so they blend in and are not noticed. The eaves are cladded in Icon eave sheet over the existing fibro-white. The vinyl cladding has been stripped and replaced with Austalian Palliside UPVC weatherboards -vanilla, which will not fade ,powder or warp as the imported vinyl has> the old windows replaced with aluminium cladding windows, screens and security locks, made to measured so the inside walls do not need painting and the window furnishings still fit and do not have to be replaced-white. Window hoods fitted to windows and the old awning replaced with a bullnose to complete the total make over. You would not know it was the same house!

Replacement Of Vinyl Siding On Roselands Home

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The home had been fitted with vinyl cladding and as you can see from the before photo it was warped and was pealing off the home in several sections.

AFTER

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Replacement of vinyl and aluminium cladding with Palliside upvc weatherboards now accounts for about 30% of our business.

At the same time clients usually get us to renovate other areas of their home as we are licensed builders not just cladders.

The after photo shows the new Palliside plus colorbond facia cover,icon eave sheeting and two window hoods that we installed over the front windows to take away the naked look of the existing aluminium windows.We also installed eave sheet under a pergola at the rear of the home and installed a new awning at the rear

Blacktown Sydney – Home Renovation

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Iron roof/ fibro cottage , old aluminium windows and gutters.

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This is another full renovation. New colorbond roof ,gutters, facias and downpipes. I have installed clear laminated glass with new aluminium windows ( cuts out 50% of heat and cold loss ). The glass is security glass also, no need for ugly shutters! The fibro eaves have been clad over using Icon eave sheet. The fibro (asbestos ) walls have been clad over and sealed with insulating Palliside UPVC weatherboard cladding.

Blue Mountains area Warrimoo

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This home was built in the 1940s .It has an old corrugated iron roof the front porch was falling down the guttering and downpipes needed replacing and the home was clad in asbestos/fibro. In short it needed a complete facelift and this was possible because the house was structurally sound.

AFTER

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We started with renewing the roof, the old corrugated iron was stripped and new hardwood battens were fitted to the roof trusses, a 50 mm foil insulation blanket was then fitted to the battens and then a new colorbond roof installed.

Colorbond gutter was installed over new colorbond facia cover and then the downpipes.

The fibro sheeting was encased in Palliside UPVC weatherboards,which can be used in bushfire regions as they have a nil ignition rate, and never need painting.

The eaves were lined in Icon eave sheeting which never needs painting and gives the appearance of V-jointed timber.

The windows were not changed on this home but we dressed them up with window hoods and also replace the old awning with a hipped bullnose verandah.

The home is ready for another 70-100 years.

Fairfield West House Cladding

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The home had been partially resheeted in AC cement sheeting with the view to rendering or painting.
But after the client investigated the advantages of Palliside cladding over the othe scenarios, there was only one choice ! Palliside by a country mile!

AFTER

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The work that was performed was not only restricted to installing Palliside weatherboards.
The client had already installed aluminium windows,but the problem with most aluminium windows is that they look naked and to solve the problem Peter installed 65 mm aluminium clipon architraves after the new cladding was installed and the windows flashed. Barge boards and facia boards were covered in colorbond metal flashings.
The eaves were all lined with Icon eave sheeting.
Now we have a new home at the old address with a substanial increase in market value should the clients ever wish to sell, giving them a huge return on the cost of the improvements they undertook.

Panania Sydney Home Cladding Renovation

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The home has been previously clad in Permalum aluminium cladding with butt-jointed thin windows and timber architraves, this previous renovation was done in the 70’s.

AFTER

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The concrete tile roof was restored. The eaves clad in Icon eave sheet (almond). Peter changed the downpipes to the colour of the Palliside cladding (glade) which was installed after stripping the aluminium cladding which was dented and peeling. Cladding aluminium windows with external architraves as part of the extrusion  and the existing external timber architraves are removed. The old windows had perished rubber, were corroded and because of their size were rattling in the wind and leaking. My cladding windows have no rubber on the outside to perish, they are silicone sealed, cyclone rated and guaranteed not to leak as I also flash the surround of the new windows when they are installed.

For extra insulation and security I installed Grey laminated security glass (the same as fitted to office buildings). The glass is also available in clear. Most of my jobs have laminated glass in the windows, for insulation and security.

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