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  1. Brick Wall Cladding:Company with a Steel Backing

Brick cladding is one of the oldest exterior wall cladding schemes, combining a striking appearance with excellent durability and structural benefits. Bricks are fire-resistant, thermally stable, long-lasting, weather-resistant, low-maintenance, and non-toxic, and they have excellent sound insulation.Bricks are also environmentally friendly, since they can be recycled, reused, or crushed for fill. Bricks come in a variety of colours, shapes, finishes, and textures, giving you more style options.

Steel Backed Brick Company specialises in lightweight brick cladding systems that incorporate hand cut bricks into a steel rail that is mechanically attached to the substrate.Steel-backed brick walls are highly durable and can be used in earthquake areas with ease. To make an authentic brick wall cladding, the brick tiles are cut from actual bricks.

  1. Timber Clad Houses and Wall Cladding: Boral

Hardwood timber is becoming increasingly popular as an exterior cladding material in both commercial and residential construction. Boral's natural hardwood exterior cladding blends the charm of Australian timbers with long-term longevity and BAL 29 bushfire resistance.

Boral's hardwood timber cladding is resistant to natural earthquakes, has decorative and utilitarian uses, is termite resistant, and comes in Blackbutt and Spotted Gum species. To prevent weathering, apply an external pigmented dye or paint to the surface. Periodic maintenance and recoating, as required, are also important for long-term efficiency.The cladding may be attached to a wooden or steel frame.

  1. Lightweight Brick Finish Cladding: Corium

PGH Bricks' Corium is a lightweight ventilated rainscreen facade framework that can be used to create a beautiful brick finish cladding on both new and renovated high-rise buildings. The Corium device consists of custom-made brick tiles that mechanically clip onto a galvanised steel or stainless steel backing, with mortar applied by pump.

With a wide range of colours and textures, the Corium brick look cladding framework allows for custom decoration designs. As compared to conventional brickwork, Corium speeds up building and saves both time and money. Concrete, wood frame, solid steel, lightweight steel frames, and masonry will all be covered with lightweight cladding.

  1. Fibre Cement Wall Cladding: Scyon

Scyon's fibre cement cladding (also known as Harditex cladding) is a high-performance, low-maintenance exterior cladding solution available from James Hardie in 14 different horizontal and vertical grooved boards, as well as rectangular and square panels. These cladding boards and frames, made from the advanced Scyon fibre cement formulation, meet BAL 40 bushfire specifications and have a fire rating of up to 60 minutes when used with HardieSmart wall systems.

Scyon cladding comes in a variety of wood finishes that can be nailed to wood frames or bolted to light gauge steel frames, Pre-primed and ready-to-paint boards are included.

  1. Aluminium Architectural Cladding: Alumate

When it comes to exterior cladding, aesthetics, reliability, weather resistance, and maintenance, as well as thermal, acoustic, and fire performance, Alumate by CompositeSpec may be the answer. Alumate is an aluminium architectural cladding device with a variety of long-lasting wood finishes that has been validated and accredited to AS15030.

The non-combustible Alumate is ideal for new construction, repairs, and cladding over weatherboard houses. It comes with a variety of practical wood finishes, including White Oak, Beechwood, Walnut, Sapele, Mahogany, Cherry, Antique Grey, and Charred. A proprietary heat transfer technique is used to create the realistic wood look.

The interlocking tongue-and-groove pattern of Alumate cladding allows for concealed fixing and a smooth timber finish. To meet architecture specifications, the profiles can be mounted both vertically and horizontally.

  1. Hardwood Fibreboard Cladding: Weathertex

Weathertex's timber cladding is constructed from Australian hardwood and natural wax, and it claims to have a carbon footprint that is "better than zero." It is built for architects and designers who want to achieve green building goals. The cladding can be used in both exterior and internal cladding applications because it has no chemical additives.

Weathertex cladding is the first engineered commodity in the natural range to achieve GreenTag Platinum certification.

Easy DIY installation, termite tolerance, and 25-year promised security from rot, break, or crack problems are also key features. It comes Natural or Primed, ready to paint or coat.

  1. Vinyl Wall Cladding: Duratuff Select

Vinyl cladding is one of the most robust external cladding options available, as well as one of the most common. Duratuff Select is a modern line of realistic woodgrain vinyl wall cladding and vinyl weatherboards with a timber theme. when cladding a brick building, Duratuff's premium cladding range is engineered for Australian homes, providing thermal and acoustic quality.

Duratuff Select cladding is low maintenance, can last for years, and is backed by a 50-year warranty. The vinyl cladding will not peel, rust, scratch, split, or crack, and is integrated with CFC-free rigid foam insulation to survive extreme weather conditions. Duratuff Choose can be applied to fibro, weatherboard, corrugated iron, concrete, tile, and artificial brick, among other materials.

  1. Prefinished Fibre Cement Panels: Barestone

Cemintel Barestone is a beautiful collection of exterior prefinished fibre cement (or concrete cladding) panels with a striking raw cement finish. Barestone, which is made of clay, sand, cellulose fibre, and water, weathers naturally, allowing its organic finish to blend in with the surroundings. The subtle yet lovely stone finish is ideal for making a polished contrast in either modern or traditional design scheme.

Barestone is lightweight, sturdy, low-maintenance, and simple to mount on exterior walls, making it ideal for building facades. The prefinished panels are weather-resistant and have a long-term exterior cladding solution.

  1. Natural Stone Cladding: Bellstone

Bellstone offers sandstone, bluestone, granite, and quartzite as natural stone cladding options. Natural stone external wall cladding is perfect for feature walls, pool areas, retaining walls, stairwells, and fireplaces, as well as around columns and fountains. Select a natural stone that blends in with the surrounding environment. The absorption of water by high-density stones is reduced, which slows the discoloration process. Darker colours in natural stone cladding are simpler to preserve so soil doesn't turn up as quickly. Lighter colours, on the other hand, would need more frequent washing to avoid staining.

With its striking appearance, natural stone or tile cladding brings charm to new houses. Natural stone is also very long-lasting, serves as an outstanding insulator, is resistant to harsh climates, prevents burning, withstands abrasions and scratches, and is simple to maintain. Natural stone, on the other hand, is more costly than other wall cladding options and requires more labour during construction. For support, natural stone cladding requires a structural substrate.

  1. Metal Cladding: COLORBOND cladding

COLORBOND cladding steel is a high-performance cladding material that has proved its value on building facades and interior feature walls. COLORBOND cladding offers a wide range of style options, including 22 regular colours and 5 matt shades. Steel cladding has many advantages, including a long lifetime, resistance to chipping, flaking, and blistering, fire resistance, ease of repair, and light weight.

COLORBOND steel cladding provides weather-tight and stable building envelopes when built according to manufacturer's requirements. The COLORBOND palette's solar reflective colours help to improve thermal performance and occupant comfort. COLORBOND steel is 100% recyclable as well.


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