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Weatherboard is an archetypal characteristic in Australia’s housing landscape, and across the country you’ll find worker’s cottages, Federation houses, Queenslanders, Californian bungalows, and contemporary homes and renovations clad in this simple and functional material.
Weatherboards – also known as clapboard, bevel siding and lap siding – are traditionally available in timber. Nowadays they also come in aluminium, fibre-cement, metal, acrylic and vinyl. They are lightweight, easy to install and affordable, while protecting your house from the elements and insulating both noise and heat. Weatherboards offer a classic look on a traditional or modern home, as the following houses and renovations demonstrate.
Full Home Renovations
Upgrade every aspect of your home! Demolishing and rebuilding a home is a long and exhausting process. You also end up without usable accommodation for months on end. It’s incredibly expensive!
Renovating the kitchen is the most popular type of major renovation in a home. It’s also the best way to increase a home’s value if it were to be put on the market.
We are highly dedicated to providing you with quality, affordable bathroom renovation services. Our quality work and excellent customer service have made us one of the most trusted names in the business.
Adding a room (or more than one) is also very popular. Often, families with two or more children and not enough bedrooms choose to add on so each child can have their own bedroom.
Weatherboard Repairs Solutions
Recladding can be fraught with traps for first-timers; so it pays to have an experienced team on your side. There’s a lot you need to get right – from sourcing the right timber, to navigating the intricacies of your building consent. As with any renovation, the final cost will depend on the scope of work. A villa reclad might range from simply replacing a few rotten weatherboards, to undergoing a full reclad and paint of the entire house.
Most original villas are of weatherboard construction; although some were made of solid plastered brick. There are certain heritage restrictions around changing the look of your villa. These will be prescribed by your council; but as a rule of thumb, the aesthetics of your home must be in keeping with others in the street. If you want to change to an entirely new look – say, a monolithic cladding – then you’re facing a substantially bigger project.
Some of the problems a weatherboard house can face are:
- Regular maintenance
We think these are all very serious things when choosing a house, so let us help you with them!
Frequently Asked Questions
If an impact occurs on a slat board after its installation, there are two solutions possible:
- If the impact is minor (less than a few millimetres): there are pots of touch-up paint to hide the impact.
- If the impact is extensive (more than a few millimetres): efficient replacement solutions for weatherboards are available.
The best time to treat any external timber is before the damage begins. If the surface colour is faded or oxidised and no longer beads water, your timber needs re-treatment with a wood oil or stain. Exposed timber, discolouration (black spots or marks or silvering) or the appearance of moulds (white, red, green, or black) or moss and lichens are indications that maintenance is well over due.
Yes, we encourage you to take an interest in maintaining your property. Please ask us for our recommendations first. To avoid damaging the timber and removing the protective coating don’t use a water blaster, chemicals, or stiff bristle brushes. A regular light hosing off (soft wash) of the cladding with clean water will help remove the build-up of air-borne contaminants such as dust, pollens and salt air residues.
We encourage you to show an interest and be active in caring for your home and are happy to help you in that regard. But bear in mind that treatment is a specialised area, very physical work and does require a level of practical ability, the right equipment, and time. Considering that well-maintained boards will add much value to your property having the work done by specialists is a good investment.
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OUR Repairs & Maintenance SERVICES Elite Repairs & Maintenance Specialists
Home Renovations was also founded to satisfy the Australian demand for professional and reliable home renovations and property maintenance needs. The team at Home Renovations comprises of trained personnel with over 15 years of experience and knowledge within the areas of residential and commercial property renovations and maintenance. We believe in the importance of understanding our client’s desires and requests by providing a variety of expert services in a prompt and cost effective approach.
Repairs and Maintenance
For repairs to masonry, steel, timber or any other building material we have you covered. Within each trade there are a lot varied requirements. Having a diverse team ensures that we can have the right tradesperson, with the necessary experience on your important job. Our team are at the ready to quote quickly and our pricing is very competitive. With years of combined experience, there aren’t many building repair issues we haven’t dealt with before.
We are experienced in handling all manner of timber floor . From stabilising bouncy floors, replacing bearers and joists to replacing entire floors or wooden walls. Whether it be a result poor of sub-floor ventilation, rising damp or flood damage we can take care or the restoration works from start to finish.
Plaster patching & paitning
As experienced residential painters, we promise that we’ll bring out the charm and value of the interior of any room in your house that you’d like us to paint. We use only the best and most appropriate paint and plasturing materials for your surfaces to ensure results that are truly first class.
The look and appeal of timber add style to any home, but maintaining timber can sometimes be hard for those without experience. Our painters are trained to identify, prepare and treat all types of natural timber to either maintain the timber or restore it. If left without maintenance the timber will become worse as moisture can easily enter and be absorbed.
Recaulking and regrouting
When the grouting between tiles becomes crazed or discolored, it is best to remove it and regrout. Moisture can get behind it and damage the wall underneath requiring you to remove all of the tile. We clean, seal and repair floors, tubs, leaky showers, countertops and more.
Fences and Decks
Every detail of your decks and fences in Melbourne can be customised to match the style, flow and colour scheme of your property. Rest assured your outdoor extension is made from the highest quality materials so you know it’ll last for many years and look stunning with very little maintenance.
One of our focuses is on delivering high quality carpentry, labour, project management services and materials to our clients and we are the trusted suppliers to many of Australia’s leading building companies.
Home Painting Services
If you have tried painting your home, but something does not feel right, of if you have a painting project that needs to be done, do not hesitate to contact us. Home Renovations will provide great painting services or restoration at an accessbile price
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