Innovations in Cladding – new products for on-trend looks

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Cladding for internal and external use is one of the hottest trends in home design and renovation right now.

Leading supplier, James Hardie is meeting the need for authentic looking cladding and protective products that keep in step with the latest architectural design and stay true to their commitment to ongoing innovation. We take a look at their latest cladding product offerings.


The modern render look made easy

James Hardie EasyTex Wall Cladding

EasyTex™ panels from James Hardie are a new way to achieve a consistent, fine textured finish, without the worry of high costs, changes in appearance, or availability of wet trades. Made from durable fibre cement, EasyTex™ delivers a modern render look with all the benefits of their exterior cladding range.

Features and benefits:

  • Pre-primed with embedded texture, EasyTex™ achieves a render look without the need for wet trades – simply fix and paint
  • Modern, ship-lapped, v-groove joint detail allows for building movement without the risk of cracking
  • Resistant to lime staining
  • Non-combustible
  • In wide and tall panel sizes for minimal joints and maximum coverage

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For an authentic concrete look

James Hardie ExoTec Vero External Cladding

The ExoTec™ Vero™ panel combines the natural beauty of concrete-look cladding with the highly trusted ExoTec™ façade system. Ensuring immediate compliance and guaranteed performance, ExoTec™ Vero™ is the perfect way to achieve a raw concrete aesthetic in a pre-finished, lightweight solution.

Features and benefits:

  • Each panel has its own unique characteristics with slight variations in shade and pattern
  • Part of the certified ExoTec™ façade system and factory sealed with James Hardie’s innovative CoreShield™ penetrating sealer, Vero offers superior weather-tightness and performance over the life of the building
  • Pre-finished with crisp square edges and expressed joints
  • Suitable for non-combustible construction
  • Maintains an authentic look when cutting and shaping panels to size
  • Won’t yellow, warp or degrade over time

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Protect buildings from the elements

RAB by James Hardie

RAB™ Board, a new rigid air barrier, is designed to meet the building industry’s changing requirements for high-performance weather barriers. This unique green panel is sealed with James Hardie’s innovative CoreShield™ penetrating sealer technology to keep water, air and wind out, while allowing moisture vapour to escape easily. This enables the framing cavity to drain and dry.

Features and benefits:

  • Creates a continuous, vapour permeable, weatherproof seal across the building
  • Made from fibre cement, it’s non-combustible
  • Helps equalise air pressure inside the wall cavity, allowing buildings to stand up to 7kPa high wind pressures
  • High wind pressures won’t cause tears or openings
  • Lightweight, easy to cut with a ‘score and snap’ knife, and screw or nail to the frame
  • Can be exposed for up to 180 days before installing the cladding

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Your local Dahlsens team is ready to help you explore the new cladding range from James Hardie, including EasyTex™, ExoTec™ Vero™ and RAB™ Board. Contact your local branch or give your account manager a call.