New build render/cladding options

New build render/cladding options

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paulrockliffe

9,447 posts

175 months

Tuesday 19th November
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No idea if it makes any difference, but the Hardie stuff is 8mm thick, compared with 12mm for the cedral.

covmutley

1,814 posts

138 months

Tuesday 19th November
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Im using Cedral on our build but its not being delivered until end of this month so no photos on my build thread on here yet obviously.

The company I work for use it a lot on the buildings that we build.

garyhun

27,978 posts

176 months

Tuesday 19th November
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This is Cedral on my self-build. We used it alongside render and aluminium cladding.





Coley88

2,848 posts

139 months

Tuesday 19th November
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I’m doing my house now and using Johnstone’s Silicone Render.

I’m told it’s superior to K Rend.

rufmeister

956 posts

70 months

Tuesday 19th November
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I am no expert, however, I wouldn't have thought render, in a dark and wet area of the country would fair well.

We are commercial cleaners, and render is a magnet for green/red/black algae, especially on north facing elevations. Algae thrives in dark and wet conditions, so up your way I'd imagine the wrong choice of finish.


garyhun

27,978 posts

176 months

Tuesday 19th November
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rufmeister said:
I am no expert, however, I wouldn't have thought render, in a dark and wet area of the country would fair well.

We are commercial cleaners, and render is a magnet for green/red/black algae, especially on north facing elevations. Algae thrives in dark and wet conditions, so up your way I'd imagine the wrong choice of finish.
So not as your opening paragraph then smile

PAUL500

1,543 posts

194 months

Tuesday 19th November
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paulrockliffe said:
No idea if it makes any difference, but the Hardie stuff is 8mm thick, compared with 12mm for the cedral.
I imagine the batten spacing needs to be closer with the Hardie board than the Cedral to stop it going wavy due to the thinner section. Less weight makes it easier to hang, but it does wobble around a bit until nailed.

Best quote I had for the cedral I think was around £15 per board plus vat for a bulk order.

paulrockliffe

9,447 posts

175 months

Wednesday 20th November
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PAUL500 said:
I imagine the batten spacing needs to be closer with the Hardie board than the Cedral to stop it going wavy due to the thinner section. Less weight makes it easier to hang, but it does wobble around a bit until nailed.

Best quote I had for the cedral I think was around £15 per board plus vat for a bulk order.
That's about the same price I was offered, but when I placed the order I was told because the merchant isn't a 'stockist' they couldn't supply it unless I bought 140 boards. I only needed 50. Ended up paying £22+VAT, which was pretty annoying.

I've been around the houses quite a bit regarding availability of various bit and was told different stuff by different people so I've been quizzing everyone involved and have a pretty good understanding of the supply chain now. As I understand it, it comes in from Belgium to one supplier, they hold it at two sites, one in the North, one in the South and supply all the orders regardless of who you buy through. If you deal with someone else, the other 'suppliers' presumably get a commission, but 'stockist' doesn't mean they actually hold any stock.

So essentially there's one supplier and one price that goes down the more boards you order.

Aluminati

533 posts

6 months

Wednesday 20th November
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paulrockliffe said:
That's about the same price I was offered, but when I placed the order I was told because the merchant isn't a 'stockist' they couldn't supply it unless I bought 140 boards. I only needed 50. Ended up paying £22+VAT, which was pretty annoying.

I've been around the houses quite a bit regarding availability of various bit and was told different stuff by different people so I've been quizzing everyone involved and have a pretty good understanding of the supply chain now. As I understand it, it comes in from Belgium to one supplier, they hold it at two sites, one in the North, one in the South and supply all the orders regardless of who you buy through. If you deal with someone else, the other 'suppliers' presumably get a commission, but 'stockist' doesn't mean they actually hold any stock.

So essentially there's one supplier and one price that goes down the more boards you order.
100% correct.