Why Weatherboards May Be The Choice For You

Everyone loves the look of a traditional, freshly painted weatherboard home. If you’re concerned about the ongoing maintenance and upkeep associated with timber, Formplex has the perfect solution. Since 1981 Formplex has been providing Australian homes with maintenance-free uPVC weatherboards.

We’ve recognised the increasing desire for weatherboard facades; however, the constant maintenance makes it unappealing, not to mention the significant costs involved in maintaining a timber home.

Whether you’re building a new home, refurbishing a non-brick home, adding an extension or just wanting to enhance the street appeal of your home, Formplex has the right board for you.

We designed an Australian-made weatherboard to withstand our harsh Australian climate while keeping the iconic look of a timber weatherboard that adapts to our modern living needs.

Formplex uPVC weatherboard cladding is the easiest and most economical facelift you can give your timber or fibro home. It’s a simple interlocking of panels over the existing facade of the house. This gives it a new, long-lasting, well-insulated timber look.

Formplex weatherboards are designed and made in Australia and tested to withstand our harsh weather conditions for durability and performance. Formplex weatherboards meet all Australian building standards, comes with a 50-year guarantee and therefore outlasts all other cladding and siding materials.

The team at Formplex created a weatherboard that never needs painting and won’t rot, fade, blister or flake but stands the test of time and remains UV stable.

The colour of external cladding influences its capacity to absorb or reflect heat. In most climates, it is preferable to use lighter colours or proprietary reflective finishes. We designed a palette that was aesthetically pleasing and held the UV stability throughout its life expectancy.

Having said that, we have found many ways to add that perfect contrast fashion colour to ensure clients feel their home is unique and represents them by using colour on the non-weatherboard elements of the home or using contrasting trim work to set off the main colour.

Formplex’s range of uPVC weatherboards will help insulate your home, saving you in energy costs over time. The primary roles of cladding are to control the infiltration of weather elements while providing a durable, aesthetically pleasing appearance. Secondary roles can include sound and thermal insulation, fire resistance, and the capacity for cleaning in dusty, polluted environments.

Thanks to Formplex for supplying this article. Formplex will be exhibiting at the Melbourne HIA Home Show from Thursday 16 to Sunday 19 April 2020.