The weatherboard home was built in the 60’s and after 50 years was ripe for a facelift and the Hamptons style seemed the logical solution.
The tiles had lost there waterproof coating although still structurally sound,the gutters were the original galvanised ones,the timber facias had dry rot and needed painting,the fibro eaves were sagging,weatherboards had dry rot and needed major repairs and painting, the brickwork and timber railing needed a spruce up.
Peter Bracey and his tradesmen to the rescue!
The roof had the broken tiles replaced, roof cleaned, a sealer coating applied, then two coats of roof membrane with a 10-year warranty and finally the ridges were rebeded were necessary and top pointed in flexi-point, a new roof!
The gutter, timber fascias and downpipes were all changed to Lysaughts colorbond, so no need to paint.
The eaves were all cladded in Hampton’s eave sheeting again eliminating the painting
The walls were rid of any dry rot and clad in Australian made Palliside UPVC weatherboards that contains a UV filter, so it will not fade or become brittle and insulates the home with its inbuilt cellular core.
The timber windows were retained on this job.
The handrail was renewed and the brick foundations were clad in sandstone tiles.
The clients have made a very canny investment in their home for future, no more maintenance worries and a big increase in the value of their home!
As you can see this home has previously be clad in vinyl cladding, with normal skinny aluminum windows, the windows give the house a whole in the wall look, there is no character to the windows, because there is no exterior architrave. Vinyl cladding, because it does not contain a UV filter had become brittle and the cladding had hole in them. Also the colour has faded and a white powder appeared on the surface.
The client wanted a Hampton’s beach style cottage look, and so Peter Bracey replaced the tiled roof with a colorbond roof, matching colorbond gutters and fascias, front patio. the old vinyl cladding was stripped off the home, old aluminium windows removed and Australia made uv protected Palliside wall cladding was fitted, with Bracey architrave laminated glass windows were also installed and the fibro eaves we clad in Hampton’s style eave boards. As you can see $150K was added to the value of the home.
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.
The foundations and piers were renewed were necessary.The walls straightened, Australian made Palliside 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!
Go to Start to Finish 2 in Wall Cladding Gallery for 15 more photos of this job in progress
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.
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
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).
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..
Go to Start to Finish 1 in Wall Cladding Gallery for 15 more photos of this job in progress
Concrete tile /fibro cladded/timber windows ex housing commission home built in the 60’s
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 5 in Wall Cladding Gallery for 15 more photos of this job in progress
The times are changing and so is the weather. It was recently announced in the news that 2015 was the hottest 12 months on record around the world. There are floods, wild storms and scorching heat spells. Is your home’s exterior cladding prepared for it?
Cladding, or “siding” as it is called, was first introduced into the US and Canadian markets a few decades ago, but the products they use don’t stand up well to this climate. It’s a common joke that everything in Australia is trying to kill you, and the weather is no different. The heat, the rain, the wind, and the hail are all culprits for causing major damage to Australian homes each year. The best way to protect a home is to ensure the outside is properly clad in a product that’s designed for this weather.
Your home’s outside walls face heat which can cause warps in the panels, water which can bring about rot, and wind which can tear the cladding from the wall. Get the right stuff and protect your home with a Palliside which combats those common causes of cladding damage.
Each panel of Palliside exterior cladding is 7mm thick and designed by Australians and for Australians. It can expand and contract with the heat, protect against water permeating the panel and resist the wind with its thick 7mm panel profile. There isn’t a product on the market quite like it. Your home won’t be the same without it and neither will your peace of mind.
Your outside cladding is the first line of defence against the harsh elements conspiring to damage your home and lower the value of your biggest asset. You simply can’t afford not to have the best cladding that Australians can get. Contact the Peter Bracey team for more information on cladding that suits your lifestyle.
You wouldn’t consciously choose to have your kitchen decorated in a dated orange theme with 40-year-old appliances! There are much better options and more modern approaches. So why is it that Australian homes continue to have timber weatherboard as their cladding of choice? It’s an old and outdated method of protecting your home that was first used over a century ago.
The modern era has come with Palliside exterior cladding. It’s the first Australian-created cladding built for this rough climate. How does it compare against the timber weatherboard? Here are just a few of its features.
No more painting. Weatherboard is prone to chipping and peeling paint. It makes the house look old and tired. Palliside wall cladding never loses its colour or fades in the sun.
No Fire Risk. The trouble with weatherboard is that it no longer meets the stringent fire hazard ratings Australia now has in place. Palliside cladding has a nil fire rating and no chance of igniting.
Modern guarantee. Palliside cladding is an Australian product that comes with a fair dinkum 25 year warranty.
Beyond this, there are vermin and rot protection, water-tight seals, hail protection and the only Australian cladding suitable to be installed in areas prone to tropical cyclones. Palliside keeps the house looking brand new and sturdy. Timber weatherboards make a house look dated and worn down.
The installation of new Palliside cladding is an easy swap. If you contact the team over at Peter Bracey, they can give you more information on the installation process, the schedule, the costs, and the benefits your house will receive. It’s about time your home was up-to-date on the latest in cladding protection. Find out how our cladding works to your advantage.