Fibre cement

What is fibre cement

Fibre cement is a simple abbreviation for Fibre Reinforced Cement. Fibre cement building materials were developed by James Hardie in the early 1980s.

Engineered for durability, fibre cement is fire resistant, rot resistant and resistant to moisture damage, making it the ideal low maintenance alternative to traditional building materials.

Fibre cement offers both contemporary and flexible design options and is used by many New Zealanders to create stunning facades. The simple combination of cellulose fibre, sand, cement and water, give the product its strength to stand the test of time.

What’s it made of?

Our products are manufactured using safe and sustainable building products and contain minimum Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) like formaldehyde.

Fibre cement is a mixture of:

  • Locally sourced cellulose fibre, from plantation grown Radiata Pine trees
  • Portland Cement
  • Sand
  • Water

Small amounts of other additives are used to help the process, or provide products with particular characteristics.

Where can you use fibre cement?

Hardie™ fibre cement boards are used in renovations, commercial buildings and in the construction of new homes for:

  • External cladding
  • Internal lining - floors, ceilings and walls
  • Structural flooring
  • Wet area lining - bathroom
  • Eaves, verandahs and carports
  • Fire and acoustic walls and floors
  • Bracing solutions
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The Design Handbook

BUILD YOUR MODERN LIFE

The Hardie™ Cladding Collection has a wide variety of products to select from, creating design versatility, in which It’s Possible™ to Make Modern like never before. It’s a movement that’s reshaping perceptions and changing the way New Zealand builds. This design handbook demonstrates that with great advice, support and inspiration, it’s possible to build a house you’re truly proud to come home to.

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CHOOSE YOUR STYLE

Traditional

STYLE
Traditional design gives you that simple classic look, more formal than other design styles, traditional homes feature timeless finishes.

Modern

STYLE
Modern home designs offer clean lines, simple proportions, open layouts, mixed cladding and interesting roof lines.

Horizontal

INSTALLATION TYPE
Clean, horizontal lines establish a look of simplicity and capture a timeless classic charm

Vertical

INSTALLATION TYPE
Vertical lines are a great way to achieve a modern architectural style and make a bold statement

Textured

SURFACE
A wood-grain type finish or board and batten can bring a interest to your outdoor space

Smooth

SURFACE
A smooth finish helps create a clean distinctive design look

EasyLap™ Panel

Panel
Use EasyLap™ Panel to create a clean look and finish with a textured paint for that rendered look

Linea™ Weatherboard

Weatherboard
Create the look of a classic weatherboard with deep shadow lines in 150mm width. Add the finishing touches around doors, windows and corners with Hardie™ Axent™ Trim painted in a contrasting colour

Hardie™ Flex Sheet

Panel
The traditional look of board and batten gives texture and depth to your design. Use EasyLap™ Panel or Hardie™ Flex Sheet to achieve this classic look

Axon™ Panel

Panel
Axon™ Panel Grooved 133mm provides the narrow board look of a traditional design but with a unique vertical look

Linea™ Weatherboard

Weatherboard
To achieve a look of texture use weatherboards in the wider 180mm profile of Linea Weatherboard for that modern touch

Oblique Weatherboard

Weatherboard
For a modern twist on a classic profile use Oblique™ Weatherboard. The 300mm profile used horizontally creates a look that's confident and contemporary

Axon™ Panel

Panel
Be bold with a dramatic full wrap that creates a pristine look. Axon™ Panel Grooved Grained 133mm painted black created a dramatic modern look

Stria™ Cladding

Panel
The wider format of Stria™ Cladding makes your home look distinctive and modern

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