The Three Different Types Of Cladding You Should Consider First

Cladding is a popular fixture on many homes and businesses across the country for a variety of reasons. Firstly, many people like the artistic design that cladding can provide to what would normally be quite a dull facade. Then you have homeowners who like that cladding adds a layer of thermal and acoustic insulation that keeps them more secluded when inside. Finally, you have those that are trying to protect their property from the elements: rain, dust and debris from storms. Here are a few options that every newbie to cladding should consider when on the hunt for a quality product. 

Matrix Cladding

Matrix cladding is very popular amongst those who are in love with a more modern, minimalistic approach when it comes to architecture. Matrix cladding features large, square tiles that all join together to form a very clean aesthetic that can be easily cleaned. Earth tones are very popular for matrix cladding, and many offices use it because it has a sleek but professional look to it as well. Due to its simple design, matrix cladding can also be very easily installed and upgraded, which saves you a lot of costs on labour and installation fees. 

Weatherboard Cladding

Weatherboard cladding is one that many Australians will be immediately familiar with. Large timber planks are positioned horizontally above each other in an overlapping fashion that is often painted white, grey or a similar lighter variant. Weatherboard is part of the iconography of Australia as many early 20th-century homes used it as cladding because of its traditional beauty. However, weatherboard cladding is not something that is out of date by any means as it is a timeless statement that is nearly universally loved and still provides great insulation, protection from the environment and structural support.

Brick Slip Cladding

Brick slip cladding is a great way to incorporate a brick facade without having to totally demolish and rebuild your home. Brick slip cladding is partially brick, but it is only a few centimetres deep. Behind it is a system that easily interlocks the brick slips into place (sometimes they are connected to the surface with an adhesive), meaning installation is fairly simple. Brick slip cladding is also very popular inside homes and particularly with restaurants. Interior feature walls are commonly done with brick slip to provide the real texture and presence of brick at a fraction of the cost. There are many different colours and shades you can find, and it also fulfils its role as cladding very well in general, making it a great choice for both brick lovers and just those looking for quality cladding.