Company: James Hardie
Location: Remuera, Auckland
Project Size: 180 sqm addition
Project Type: Addition and Alteration
An addition and alteration project to a residential building in Remuera utilised James Hardie products on the exterior and interior to achieve a durable, low maintenance solution for the homeowners.
The house features James Hardie Linea® Weatherboard on the upper floor with HardieGroove® Soffit Lining jointed around the perimeter. The cladding is painted in White which complements the ground floor brick exterior. James Hardie HomeRAB® Pre-cladding was selected as a robust underlay.
“HomeRAB and Linea work very well together,” says Project Manager Para Gamage. “The pre-cladding provided a rigid base for the exterior cladding.”
“HomeRAB also enabled the house to be weatherproofed early, making it a good alternative to traditional paper underlays,” explains Gamage. “Similarly, Linea Weatherboard provides superior weathertightness to timber weatherboard in the wet, winter months.”
Gamage has used both James Hardie products on previous projects, including his own rental property, and says he is pleased with how the product has performed.
Inside, the house’s existing plywood flooring was stripped and replaced with Secura™ Interior Flooring, a more rigid alternative. Like Linea and HomeRAB, Secura is composed of an advanced lightweight cement composite for heavy-duty performance.
“Secura is long lasting and does not require treating, providing long-term benefits to home owners,” says Gamage. “It is also easy to install with a tongue and groove jointing system.”
The tongue and groove jointing system minimises movement that causes tile cracking. Once laid the flooring is gun nailed in place.
“Overall, it was a straightforward build, and we were supported throughout by James Hardie representatives, who recommended the proper tools to use and visited the site to assist as required,” says Gamage.
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