Modern Design with Vertical Oblique Weatherboard

Long Vertical Lines Using Oblique Weatherboard

“We looked at a lot of different options in terms of cost and what would best fit the brief, and decided that the James Hardie option was the best,” says Aldridge.

Built by Landmark Homes on the edge of the Waitakere Ranges, 13km southwest of central Auckland, this beautiful Titirangi home has given the owners an enviable lifestyle, set amongst the natural beauty of native bush.

Landmark Homes specialise in building homes that make the best use of light, space and aspect, while giving the client the opportunity to incorporate their own ideas. Oblique™ Weatherboard helped bring the ideas and dreams of these homeowners to life, providing a rugged, practical solution and achieving a strong sense of place.

The challenge for this build was to meet the design needs of the client, while using a new James Hardie product, Oblique™ Weatherboard, in 4.2 and 2.75m lengths. The client was after a modern-looking design, with sleek lines and dark colours. Warwick Aldridge, Project Manager of Landmark Homes considered various cladding options before settling on Oblique™ Weatherboard. “We looked at a lot of different options in terms of cost and what would best fit the brief, and decided that the James Hardie option was the best,” says Aldridge.

Low maintenance

Aldridge describes the drawbacks of alternative options, “We looked into cedar and plywood, but there were restraints with these and they didn’t look as sharp as Linea Oblique™ Weatherboard. Cedar is very expensive compared to other options and needs to be stained. Oblique™ Weatherboard can be easily painted and left for up to 10 years”.

The visual impact of Oblique™ Weatherboard is stunning and its ability to be installed vertically, as on this home, achieves an aesthetic that is smart and charming with timeless style. Oblique™ Weatherboard not only looks good, it’s also fire resistant, deemed non-combustible, resistant to damage from moisture and rotting and can be painted dark colours. Its robust composition makes it ideal for the location, which experiences high rainfall and dampness.

The use of the 2.75m length option enabled an efficient install on a single level build. Because the building team hadn’t used this product before they were reliant on the support of James Hardie representatives to show them the way. Aldridge states, “James Hardie were great. Jerry came on site once we were fitting the product and gave the team tips and pointers.”

Aldridge says the owners have moved into their new home and are very happy with the final result. With Oblique™ Weatherboard, Landmark Homes have built a home that is both beautiful and durable.

Titirangi, Auckland. New Zealand
Project Type
New build
Industry Professionals

Built by Warwick Aldridge, Landmark Homes

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