When building or renovating your home, cladding is an important part of the process. Not only is it the first thing you see when you approach a home, with the right cladding, it can create a visually stunning home that has character and individual style. However, cladding provides other key factors for your home. That’s why it is important to select a cladding that not only looks good but functions well too.

What does that mean? Cladding is designed to protect your home, cover the frame and provide aesthetic appeal, but it also plays a role in the liveability of the home. It can function to enhance your home’s sound transmission, increase thermal qualities to the home or provide fire and termite resistance.

Depending on the cladding you select, it may require ongoing maintenance or, like many modern claddings, require little to no maintenance at all. While budget plays an important role, so too does function.

Yet, with many of the claddings on the market offering multiple benefits at different price points, finding the right cladding can be a matter of elimination. A fibre cement cladding can give a modern edge, a hardwood timber will age and blend with your surroundings, and a wood-composite provides a timber-look without the maintenance of natural timber. Whichever you opt for, make sure you take your time to think about what cladding is best for your home.

You may be thinking, there are endless options out there for cladding, where do I start? Of course, when choosing a cladding it is best to look, touch and feel the cladding before you make a decision. That’s why Bowens has an extensive range of cladding so you can be sure you’ve selected the right timber for your home.

James Hardie EasyTex™ Panel

EasyTex™ is a fibre cement panel that delivers a render-look to the home without the inconvenience of brick work. The textured design is low maintenance, resistant to cracking and staining, and comes pre-primed and ready to paint.

Panels feature a v-groove, ship lap joint along the two vertical edges for ease of installation. They are lightweight and easy to work with, making them a cost-effective solution for your external cladding.

James Hardie Linea™ Weatherboards

Linea™ weatherboards offer clean lines with a deep shadow to create a Coastal or Hamptons inspired feel. Its simple yet effect design can be used throughout the home to maintain its distinctive charm, or as a feature to soften the look of masonry walls.

Made from fibre cement, Linea™ boards are resistant to shrinking, swelling and cracking, and holds paint longer than timber. It can look great in light and dark colours, to brighten your street appeal or create a trendy finish to the façade.

PermaTimber CX Castellation Cladding

CX Castellation cladding is a timber-look panelling that captures the elements of timber with a natural two-tone effect. It’s the ideal cladding for contemporary homes or renovations with a modern edge.

The panels are quick and easy to install, offering a stunning low maintenance cladding requiring no-oiling, painting or staining. With a range of three colours to choose from, CX Castellation can create an impressive yet individualised façade for your home.

Weathertex Weathergroove 75mm Smooth

Weathergroove cladding creates a minimalist look with timeless appeal. Its stylish panels with grooves at 75mm centres, has a smooth finish that is suitable for both traditional and contemporary homes.

Its sleek design can seamlessly be integrated into an existing home as a design feature or installed throughout the home to create a coastal vibe. Made from 97% timber and 3% natural wax, it has a no rot, split or crack warranty for up to 25 years, making it an affordable timber cladding.

Our cladding displays are located at Port Melbourne, Brunswick, Croydon & Bentleigh East, Mount Evelyn Epping, Taylors Lakes, Laverton North and Hallam. Alternately, please browse our cladding products online.

If you would like to know more, simply drop in to one of our displays, or you can make an appointment to see how our claddings are installed. We offer a one-on-one training at our Innovation Training Centres with a Product Innovation Specialist. Email feedback@bowens.com.au for more information.

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