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Location: Auckland

Featured Products: Secura™ Interior Flooring, HomeRAB™ Pre-Cladding, Linea™ Weatherboard

Product Type: Addition and Alteration

Architectural Designer: Kamal Chaudary, Cadworkz Limited

Project Manager: Para Gamage, P & N Holdings Limited

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An Addition And Alteration Project Uses James Hardie Products Inside And Out For A Low Maintenance Solution

An addition and alteration project to a residential building in Remuera utilised James Hardie products, on the exterior and interior to achieve a durable, low maintenance solution for the homeowners.

The house features James Hardie Linea® Weatherboard on the upper floor with HardieGroove® Soffit Lining jointed around the perimeter.The cladding is painted in white which complements the ground floor brick exterior. James Hardie HomeRAB® Pre-cladding was selected as a robust underlay.

“HomeRAB Pre-Cladding and Linea Weatherboard work very well together,” says Project Manager Para Gamage.“The pre-cladding provided a rigid base for the exterior cladding.” “HomeRAB also enabled the house to be weatherproofed early, making it a good alternative to traditional paper underlays,” explains Gamage.

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Gamage has used both James Hardie products on previous projects, including his own rental property, and says he is pleased with how the product has performed. Inside, the house’s existing plywood flooring was stripped and replaced with Secura™ Interior Flooring, a more rigid alternative. Like Linea Weatherboard and HomeRAB Pre-Cladding, Secura Interior Flooring is composed of an advanced lightweight cement composite for heavy-duty performance.

“Secura Interior Flooring is long lasting and does not require treating, providing long-term benefits to homeowners,” says Gamage.“It is also easy to install with a tongue and groove jointing system.”

The tongue and groove jointing system minimises movement that causes tile cracking. Once laid the flooring is gun nailed in place.

“Overall, it was a straightforward build, and we were supported throughout by James Hardie representatives, who recommended the proper tools to use and visited the site to assist as required,” says Gamage.




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