Can I continue my eaves into a large entertainment area at the rear of my home?
Answer: Yes, and you can use the larger HardieFlex™ sheets with sheet sizes up to 3.0m x 1.2m.
Do I have to cut Hardiflex up into those narrow strips to suit the soffits?
Answer: No, HardieFlex™ Eaves come in precut widths of 450, 600 and 750mm.
How far can HardieFlex™ Eaves Lining span?
Answer: Hardiflex eaves can span 750mm. Check the technical manual for clarification of the suitable sheet thickness in your application.
How often do I need to nail into HardieFlex™ Eaves Lining or Villaboard® installed as eaves?
Answer: You will need to confirm the wind classification in your area, and refer to the tables in the technical manual.
My builder has installed a metal fascia and gutter system on my new home. Can I use HardieFlex™ Eaves 4.5mm without the use of additional battens?
Answer: 6mm HardieFlex™ is recommended for ‘simple spanning’ eaves.
What does an eave (or soffit) do?
Answer: Eaves provide shading to walls and windows and also throw rain water clear of walls and windows immediately below, thus reducing the likelihood of water penetration – they operate in much the same way as an umbrella provides shade and protection from rain to your upper body.
What is a soffit?
Answer: A Soffit is the underside of a structural component such as an overhanging cornice of a building extending out from the plane of the building walls and finished with a soffit lining.
What is an eave?
Answer: Eaves are the lower part of a pitched roof or edge of a flat roof projecting beyond the wall face, usually finished off with fascia/gutter.
When using a uPVC to join the HardieFlex, can I have the joint off the frame?
Answer: No all sheet edges must be supported on the framing.
When using Villaboard in a large commercial soffit and ceiling, what is the location of the control joints?
Answer: The ceilings or soffits must be divided into bays not exceeding 9000mm x 6000mm.