Sand Stone Cladding Texture

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  • Cladding is a material that is attached to the exterior of your home’s walls to form an outer weatherproof skin to the home. Cladding may be made of timber, masonry, fibre cement or metal. Newer products may combine several materials, such as insulated aluminium panels or poly-timber composite boards. Cladding systems need to be waterproof and should protect the interior of your home from the weather. They may also provide thermal and sound insulation, and be resistant to fire. Your choice of cladding system affects your home’s environmental performance, cost, aesthetic appeal, and property value. Identify the performance values you need to suit your climate and site, and consider these values before choosing any particular product.
  • Condensation risk can be reduced with adequately designed, correctly specified and installed building membranes and draining cavities.
  • With the exception of masonry veneer (for example, brick, earth, concrete, stone) – which is typically a high-mass, high-thickness system – cladding generally provides limited sound insulation.
  • Non-timber systems and most reconstituted timber systems are not subject to termite attack, but inadequate detailing can allow termites to access a timber structure undetected.