According to some sources, original timber cladding has been used throughout history ever since the period of the ‘Dark Ages’. Timber cladding was typically found in areas near forests as the wood materials were easily accessible. by the 16th Century the term ‘weatherboarding’ became a popular type of cladding to use on building exteriors.

Fast forward to the modern age, and the introduction of a fibre cement, timber cladding is now open to some tough competition over its counterparts advantages. Giving way to the new facades adorning many new builds and renovations alike.

What is Cedral?

“Fibre cement combines the best of science and nature. It is a sustainable material made of wood, cellulose, sand, synthetic fibres and water, allowing for strong and high-performance cladding that adds value to your home. It’s the ideal low maintenance alternative to traditional timber weatherboard. , Cedral comes in a range of 23 factory applied colours that allow homeowners to create striking, individual homes that are easy to maintained”

Daniel Frith, Regional manager, Etex.

What advantages does it hold over traditional weatherboarding?

Fibre cement is water-resistant, frost-resistant, rot-proof, mould-resistant and immune to attacks by bacteria and insects. That’s why they have a life expectancy of more than 50 years. Meaning you don’t have to worry at any time. “

• It is available in a vast array of contemporary and classic colours

• It is extremely low maintenance and easy to install.

• It is resistant to damp, fire, staining, mould and infestation.

• It does not warp, shrink or rot.

• It has fantastic weather-resistance.

Can it be budget friendly?

Cedral can be fitted to one/ part or more exterior walls to create the unique style you desire.

Is it for me?

Get inspired and take a look at a range of styles and colours in store. There’s always a member of staff at Chandler Material supplies to help you make the most of your project.