Fibro Cladding

Fibro Cladding vs Palliside Cladding – Instantly improve the look and value of your home.

Fibro Cladding is the common name for bonded fibros cement sheeting, which was used in the home construction industry post WW2, after the second world war there was a lack of building materials in Australia and James Hardie marketed a cheap easily fixed wall cladding and roofing sheeting known as fibro. Unfortunately it contained asbestos, which proved to be dangerous when it was in a friable state, when the bonded strains were exposed when the sheeting was broken.

Fibro in itself is not dangerous, but when working with it one must follow the guide lines set down by Work Cover and also spray any exposed edges with PVA glue to keep the asbestos in a bonded state.
If your home was constructed with fibro sheeting and roofing it contained asbestos till the 1980’s and asbestos in all its forms was banned in Australia in 2003!

Many home owners with fibro homes wanted to dress them up, hence the birth of the recladding industry in the 1960’s. Aluminium, vinyl, imitation brick, celuform and Palliside cladding have been used in these makeovers, with varying degrees of success, only Australian made and engineered Palliside has stood the test of time! Recently with all the publicity regarding the health hazard asbestos poses, many home owners are considering how they should tackle this problem.

Some are opting to cladding over fibro, or remove the fibro, insulating the walls, sarking and then recladding with Palliside. Note, as mentioned earlier in this article fibro is only dangerous when it is in a friable state. A least expensive solution is to encase the fibro in Palliside wall cladding.

Fibro homes are being recladded and encased in Palliside weatherboards! It is a great way to give your home a modern, appealing facelift.

It provides a fast and cost-effective way to immediately improve the look and value of your home. It gives a high-quality painted timber appearance, but is actually an incredibly durable UPVC panelling that outlasts and outshines wood.

It can transform your home with a bright, modern, timber-clad look that’s more appealing to you and prospective buyers of your property.

We understand how much aesthetic appeal is important for every owner. We know that your home is the one place you return to every day where you can feel secure, comfortable and truly relaxed.

Peter Bracey has worked for the last 47 years to provide his customers with the best exterior cladding solutions to make homes look new again and keep them looking new for years to come with minimal maintenance.

The exterior of a house has a massive impact on its overall appearance, and value when it comes to selling. Your home is the greatest investment you will make in your life, so it pays in many ways to make your house look new and modern and keep it that way.

Palliside Cladding Services from Peter Bracey

Fed up with your house looking old? Our weatherboards offer much more than just great looks and weather protection, with other benefits such as:

  • Cost-saving: Investing in exterior cladding panels will save you money in the long run, they are more durable, reliable and cheaper to install and maintain than painted timber
  • Improved Energy Efficiency: Our weatherboards offers great insulation in either hot or cold temperatures, making it an efficient and cost-effective way to reduce energy consumption
  • Aesthetic appeal: Wall cladding looks clean and modern, and will improve the overall appearance of your home
  • It has excellent sound-absorbing properties to help sound-proof your home
  • The final result will increase the value of your home.
  • Maintenance Free: Palliside features a UV top coating which will not fade or chalk in the harsh Australian sun. No other cladding has this UV filter.

Resistant to the Effects of Extreme Weather and Ageing

Sydney’s weather is not favourable to most construction materials, and after years of standing up against all kinds of weather conditions from extreme heat to freezing cold, storm and hail, even the strongest walls will eventually wear and tear. Our cladding materials are designed to withstand such weather conditions and have a much longer life expectancy than regular materials. Proof of that is with their incredible 25-year guarantee.

Why Trust Us?

Peter Bracey has worked with over 5,000 happy homeowners in Sydney and can advise you on the best way to make your home look better and be more energy-efficient in a cost-effective manner. With our expertise and great exterior wall cladding ideas, we can come up with the ideal solution for your home.

Call us for further information or obtain a quote your cladding project.

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Palliside cladding being applied. Compare the state of the old walls (top half) to the new cladding below. See some of our Fibro House Renovations below.

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The fibro eaves can also be encased with Icon eave sheeting which has the appearance of v-jointed timber, is structural and never needs painting. Icon eave sheeting is also used to cover fibro veranda ceilings, as you can see from the following photos of differing uses.

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A beautiful result – Palliside cladded wall and eaves.

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Look at a Fibro house makeover. An old fibro house with new Palliside cladding can look like a completely new home.

Frequently Asked Questions About Fibro:

Here are the answers we get to the most commonly-asked questions about Fibro:-

External fibro walls can look pretty dated – or even ugly. Palliside cladding is a great way to give your home a complete makeover.

Fibro contains asbestos, which is hazardous to health if the fibres are breathed in. As you can imagine, it limits your options when it comes to renovation, and they must only be removed by an asbestos removal specialist.

Fibro contains asbestos, which is hazardous to health if the fibres are breathed in. As you can imagine, it limits your options when it comes to renovation, and they must only be removed by an asbestos removal specialist.

Fibro contained asbestos until the 1980’s. If your home was constructed with fibro sheeting and roofing before then, it is likely your fibro contains asbestos. Asbestos in all its forms for construction was banned in Australia in 2003. If in any doubt, call us to arrange an inspection.

Our Palliside Cladding is applied without damaging or disrupting the fibro panels. It encases the walls of your house with a strong, weather-resistant UPVC shell that resembles painted timber. Not only does it hide the ugly fibro panels, it improves insulation (heat and sound) and transforms an aging house into modern beauty.

Yes. As stated above some people are opting to remove the fibro, insulating the walls, sarking and then recladding with Palliside. Fibro is only dangerous when it is in a friable state. The least expensive solution is to encase the fibro in Palliside wall cladding.

Got fibro? Call us today about our complete range of cladding products and services and how we can help you.