Featured Products: HomeRAB™ Pre-Cladding
Product Type: Residential
Builder: David Reid Homes Dunedin
Extra structural bracing is the number one reason why Nigel O’Leary, co-director at David Reid Homes Dunedin, made the switch from wrap to HomeRAB® Pre-Cladding.
David Reid homes are known for their quality and attention to detail, so to Nigel it seemed logical to use HomeRAB Pre-Cladding instead of building wrap.
“When I first encountered HomeRAB, I liked the fact that it gives you extra bracing. You’re not just relying on the gib board. In my mind, better bracing means a better house.”
In addition to extra bracing, Nigel says HomeRAB Pre-Cladding contributes to the speed and success of a David Reid building project in three other ways – weathertightness, early close-in and reduction of exterior fastenings.
“Our first project with HomeRAB was in a windy spot on the coast. Using pre-cladding board instead of wrap helped us to get weathertight sooner. And while it takes slightly longer to install HomeRAB, it saves time in other ways. Early close-in means you can let other tradies start work sooner.”
As a Dunedin-based builder, Nigel is also a fan of the additional thermal insulation that comes with HomeRAB Pre-Cladding. Home owners in the South Island are always interested in having a warmer home that costs less to heat.
“Better thermal properties certainly help in this part of the world.”