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Innovative St. Kilda Show Home Opts for a Multi- Clad Look with James Hardie


Synergy Designer Homes — a joint venture between LAD Architecture and St Kilda subdivision — is building its first show home at the St Kilda Wetlands subdivision in Cambridge. The project management company provides architecturally designed, turn-key home solutions.

The show home features James Hardie Linea® Weatherboard and Stria® Cladding on the exterior, with Secura™ Interior Flooring on the upper floor. The materials were selected for their superior quality, with the cladding providing an ‘up market and high end’ feel.

“We didn’t want to compromise on the claddings and fixtures,” says Aaron Guerin, director of LAD Architecture. “Linea® Weatherboard and Stria® Cladding are showcase products and possess unique features that complement the cedar panelling also used on the home’s exterior.”

James Hardie claddings are lightweight cement composite sheets, which Guerin says makes them easy to work with. “The builders can lift and fix the sheets quickly and easily, providing significant benefits labour-wise,” explains Guerin.

The structural flooring for the upstairs master bedroom also provided building efficiencies. “Secura Interior Flooring is an all in one product — it can be tiled directly without the need for underlay,” says Guerin.

Additionally, the moisture-resistant sealer on all sides removes the need for full floor waterproofing outside enclosed wet areas and is an easy way to protect against the possibility of moisture.

“The water resistant sealer element has provided us with security during the build, as the floor is protected against the elements, and provides long-term benefits in terms of its durability,” says Guerin.

Its durable construction gives a squeak-free, solid feel under carpet, tiles or vinyl. The acoustic properties of the flooring, coupled with its stability and rigidity, are ideal for this high spec home.

“We pride ourselves on design, detail, and finish — and James Hardie’s products fit the brief well,” says Guerin.

James Hardie reps provided installation training prior to works commencing, which Guerin says will help ensure the home meets the expectations of customers andSynergy Designer Homes own high standards.


  • Location: St Kilda, Cambridge
  • Project Size: 267 sqm
  • Project Type: Show home
  • Architectural Designer: Aaron Guerin, Director — LAD Architecture
  • Project Management: Synergy Designer Homes

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Achieve Peace of Mind Without Compromising Aesthetics


Company: James Hardie

Whitianga Waterways is a marine based urban development located in the township of Whitianga on the east coast of the Coromandel Peninsula. Commencing in 2001, this world class coastal development includes Marlin Waters, a unique retirement village for the early or active retiree. The first three units of this 61 villa village have just been completed and comprise single level 2 or 3 bedroom units with 1 or 2 bathroom options.

Marlin Waters is designed to achieve Lifemark Certification and has met a set of specific design standards to ensure the homes are safe and easy to live in. Selecting the right building materials was critical in achieving a liveable housing design.

The Solution
High impact James Hardie Linea® Weatherboard and HardieSoffit™ were incorporated into the 
homes. Peter Abrahamson, Project Manager of Whitianga Waterways, says the decision to use these products was based on past performance and reputation. “James Hardie products are popular in the development and come highly recommended by our suppliers and our designer Dataplan Waikato.”

“The building materials needed to be high quality both inside and out, and suitably robust for the environment,” explains Abrahamson. “Marlin Waters is more a retirement ‘resort’ than a village with its waterfront location and top end amenities.”

Clad with James Hardie Linea Weatherboard and lined with HardieSoffit around the perimeter, the clean and simple white walled villas provide a coastal look appropriate for the marine setting. The Linea Weatherboard also provides a fire resistance rating of up to 90 minutes, which makes it suitable for use on external walls close to boundaries, which is ideal for this application. It enabled the developers to achieve compliance with regard to fire safety requirements and peace of mind for residents without compromising on great aesthetics.

Project Details
Location: Whitianga
Project Type: Retirement Village
Developer’s Project Manager: Peter Abrahamson, Whitianga Waterways
Architectural Designer: John Ottaway, Dataplan Waikato Ltd
Builder: Nick Gill, Cove Construction Ltd


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Homeowners add value to property through a reclad using a range of James Hardie claddings


Company: James Hardie

Project Overview

The owners of this two-storey, five bedroom lifestyle property in Pinehill, a suburb of rapidly growing Albany on the North Shore of Auckland, wanted to lift the value of their home through a reclad. Built in the early 2000s, the property was in need of a makeover and updated look.

The Solution

Using a range of James Hardie claddings, including Stria Cladding, Linea Weatherboard, and Axon Panel, the owners have achieved a long-term robust solution that is modern and well-suited to the home’s seaside location. The Axon Panel is painted in brown, contrasting beautifully with the duck egg Linea Weatherboard and crispy butter white Stria Cladding, to create a cape-cod style feature wall.

Owner, Jenny Lim, says the selection of cladding products was not based on aesthetics alone. It was a practical choice, too. “The products are easy to work with and practically maintenance-free, providing peace of mind performance.”

James Hardie claddings are all manufactured from fibre cement and are resistant to fire, damage from moisture, and when installed as directed, resistant to rotting and warping – ideal for New Zealand’s harsh weather conditions.

“My husband and I are aware of the benefits of James Hardie cladding through our building company, Namu Construction. We use James Hardie products on all our home recladding projects, so it was a natural choice for our own home, too.”

The reclad took two months to complete and Lim says it has added approximately $500K to the value of the property.

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Project Details

  • Location: Pinehill, Albany, Auckland
  • Size: 330 sq m
  • Project Type: Residential re-clad
  • Builder: Namu Construction

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A dream partnership – James Hardie products help create a stunning Jennian dream home for the Heart Foundation


Company: James Hardie

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Project Details

  • Location: Lynley Park Drive, Omokoroa, Tauranga
  • Project Type: Residential House
  • Architectural Designer / Builder: Jennian Homes

Project Overview

Lynley Park is a highly desirable residential subdivision in Omokoroa, Tauranga and the location of Jennian Homes’ latest dream home. This superb property is the major prize in one of the six Heart Foundation Lotteries held each year. This new home ticks all the boxes of a perfect home. Situated just 15 minutes from Tauranga city, it is in a sought after location with great schools, local shops and restaurants, beaches, a wharf and ferry and features a stunning selection of high quality materials.

The Solution

This beautifully designed pavilion style home is clad with James Hardie new Linea® Oblique Weatherboard and EasyLap™ Panel, giving it the wow factor typical of a Jennian dream home.

The James Hardie cladding products were donated to the Heart Foundation in support of the charity’s work to improve the heart health of New Zealanders, and as part of an ongoing relationship which sees the company donate one house of free products per year.

Matt Mackay, Director of Jennian Homes in Tauranga, says these James Hardie products were well suited to this particular style of home.

“The home is comprised of two distinct wings with a connecting entranceway. Linea Oblique was installed vertically on one wing and horizontally on the other, and EasyLap Panel was used on the front and back of the entranceway to provide a beautiful, balanced look.”

“Painted in a dark colour, the EasyLap Panel provides a visual break between the vertical and horizontal weatherboards, and a nice clean look to the entranceway. Also, with Linea Oblique you can use a mix of wide and narrow boards, which adds another level of interest to the home,” Mackay explains.

The products provide flexibility for a fresh, modern design. Resistant to fire, moisture damage and rot, they are made to withstand New Zealand’s harsh coastal climate and will not warp in the sun.

“The home is both beautiful and durable, and balances modernity in this new subdivision with its 1950s weatherboard neighbours down the road. It definitely grabs your interest,” says Mackay.

Linea Oblique and EasyLap™ Panel are new products James Hardie has brought to the New Zealand market.

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