Before and After External Wall Cladding Gallery


Examples of Before and After Palliside Cladding Renovation in Sydney from Peter Bracey on Vimeo.

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.
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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.

Fairfield Sydney Home Cladding

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Typical concrete tile, fibro, timber windows, 60’s cottage

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The home has now been modernised and made maintenance free.

The roof was restored ,broken tiles replaced, cleaned, filler/sealer and then 2 coats of roof membrane waterproofing (black) applied, and lastly bedding and pointing. note; the power lines are insulated during construction for safety. The gutters, facias and downpipes fitted are all colourbond. The gutters are 115mm slotted, so any over flow will not run back into the eaves. Again the eaves have been clad in Icon eave sheet in white. The windows have been changed to cladding windows with laminated glass for insulation and security, and the right window has been changed in size to match the left window, screens and locks fitted. where the windows are made smaller the inside is gyprocked. The fibro has been cladded over and sealed with Palliside weatherboards which are structural and can be used in new construction, fitted direct to studs. All light fittings have been refitted.
24 more photos of this job in progress can be viewed in Wall Cladding Gallery -Start to Finish 2.

Bankstown Sydney Vinyl Wall Cladding

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Existing home clad in fibro downstairs and Hardie Plank on the top floor addition which had been added 20 years ago.

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The home has been completely renew outside with colorbond gutter, facia, barges, downpipes-moutain blue/Icon eave sheet-almond/aluminium cladding windows ,screens , locks-Primrose. The verandah was enclosed adding a new window/air-con conduit cover changed to primrose/existing fibro, hardie-plank cladded over and encased in the insulating Palliside UPVC weatherboards-primrose.

Parramatta Sydney Home

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1960’s terracota /fibro/timber window cottage,structurally sound . Just the use- by date of the exterior has passed.
NOTE; this BEFORE photo was taken 9 years before the AFTER photo (check the vegetation in the garden).

AFTER

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The terracotta roof was overhauled, broken tiles, replaced, cleaned, rebedded where necessary and pointed then an anti-fungicide apply to kill the lichen spores . A roof ventilator was fitted.

Colorbond gutter and facia in black were fitted with matching black cladding windows with grey laminated glass(front of the home faced west) screens/locks the inside of the windows have dressed maple reveals and 65mm architraves as standard .The eaves were clad and Palliside UPVC weatherboards fitted ,after 9 years there is no fading or powdering.

The home looks the same as the day it was finished!

Lidcombe Sydney External Home Renovation

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1920’s iron roof, timber windows, weatherboard home with exposed rafters and eaves in original condition, dry rot in weatherboards.

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Firstly all dry rot was cut out ! The barge boards on the gables are cover in colorbond and the gutters and facia are fitted and the eaves boxed in with eave sheeting the verandah ceiling was also clad. The meter board was exposed and a colorbond meter box was installed, the cladding windows installed were single hung to match the 1920’s style. Powder coated Georgian columns are fitted and the weatherboards are cladded over with Palliside UPVC weatherboards which will not support combustion (burn) and can be used in all bush fire zoned areas of Australia .
The home now looks like it did when it was built in the 1920’s and will now last another 100 years with no maintenance other than a wash.

Sutherland Sydney Home

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Typical 1960’s home in need of a complete make over.

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The roof was given a complete restoration, broken tiles replaced, tiles sealed, 2 coats of roof membrane applied and the the ridges bedded and pointed.The gutters facias and downpipes have been changed to colorbond and note our gutters have been fitted using internal gutter hanging, hence a clean line. The windows have been changed to aluminium cladding type so the Palliside insulating weatherboards fit in behind the window giving a smooth look. The centre window has been changed to match the other two front windows giving a more modern look. And a new colorbond awning has been installed to provide shelter over the entry.

It’s now a brand new home and no more painting!

Narraweena Sydney Home

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50’s timber/ concrete tile cottage with major pealing of paint which would have to be burnt off primed and 2 coats of paint applied probably at a cost of $10K or more ! Repeated every 7 years!

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The concrete tiles have been restored using the same procedures as previously outlined on the Fairfield and Hornsby renovations. Note, concrete tiles do not gain maximum strength till they are fully cured and this can take up to 50 years and they will last 100 years once restored! Again colorbond gutter, facia and downpipes( river gum ) fitted .Primrose cladding windows, screens and locks to match the Palliside weatherboard Cladding which has been fitted over the existing weatherboards. This provides an additional layer and hence trapping more air and assisting the insulating cellular core of the Palliside external cladding, an R rating of approximately 2.5 is the norm when Palliside is installed over fibro or weatherboard.

Engadine Sydney House Cladding Renovation

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Log cabin fibro, concrete tile home in a bush fire zoned area.

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The tile roof has been restored as outlined on previous jobs, colorbond gutters,facia and downpipes installed, gutter with slotted front to prevent water running back into the home. The eaves have been clad. Fire rated aluminium cladding windows, screens, locks all made to measure with new dressed maple reveals and architraves fitted internally. The fixed window over the garage has been filled in and a new garage door installed. Fire rated Australian made and designed Palliside insulating weatherboards have entombed the existing asbestos cladding making the house now safe. All work with asbestos is carried out as per OHMS and WSA.

No worries about bush fires, asbestos, painting or summers now!

Botany Sydney House

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This house is clad in cedar and the problem with cedar is it buckles and warps like vinyl cladding in the Australian climate.

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The house was scaffolded prior to work commencing. The facia boards and eaves are clad to save future costs of painting and scaffold. Palliside weatherboards are installed. The insulating cellular core of Palliside absorbs expansion and contraction, no warping, buckling or cracking.

Ryde Sydney Property Wall Cladding Materials

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1930’s iron roof, Hardie plank, skinny aluminium windows, “do it yourself “20 year old previous renovation.

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Old iron roof removed, roof battens replaced and new insulated colorbond roof (black) installed. With matching black gutters/facias and primrose downpipes. The old awning was replace with a new colorbond (black and creme) fitted to the facia. The old windows are replaced with cladding windows that have an external 65mm architrave as part of the window. The Hardi-plank was clad over with Australian made Palliside UPVC weatherboard, which are category C cyclone rated and used as a primary structural cladding in tropical Australia. Again note the rusticated corners that add class to the overall look of the Palliside.

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