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Budget external cladding -need help

Discussion in 'Repairs & Maintenance' started by catsteve, 12th Sep, 2015.

  1. catsteve

    catsteve Active Member

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    I am considering purchasing a property with a 1960's home (timber frame) that is clad in asbestos.
    The asbestos is cracking and deteriorating. my Plan would be to remove asbestos and re-clad. The tiled roof is in good nick.

    As this is not an area of expertise i could use some ideas for what to use and cost per sqm . needs to be cheap and look reasonable.

    Thanks in advance

    steve

    also i am reasonably handy so DIY products are ok
     
  2. bob shovel

    bob shovel Well-Known Member

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    Can you clad over the top? How bad is it?? (is this doable?) Csr have heaps of products out there or good old weather board
    Even blue board and rrnder
     
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  3. WestOz

    WestOz Well-Known Member

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    Have you had a quote for this?
    Without seeing it, I agree with Bob as an option.
    Depending how bad the current cladding is (perhaps some patching) another option could be spraying it

     
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  4. Brian84

    Brian84 Well-Known Member

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    I would say blueboard and render or blueboard and set all the joints, screw/nail holes and then paint it.

    I would say if the asbestos isn't badly damaged then just screw new cladding over the top to save on removal and dispose of the asbestos.
     
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  5. seven

    seven Active Member

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    What about Extruded Polystyrene.
    Recladding which is then redendered. Ends up looking like rendered brick.
    it is also an insulator. your old fibro house ends up like and esky......and a lot more pleasant to live in.
     
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  6. Hanison

    Hanison Well-Known Member

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    Blue board, Timber moulding over joints, paint.
     
  7. Agent99

    Agent99 Well-Known Member

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    I would probably go "Render Panel" polystyrene covered with a factory hard coating then render to choice of colours to suit the area your in. Large panels 1.2m wide so cover large area, joints need to be taped and flushed, corners need angle and flush. Easy to fit and Dulux has a range of excellent paint systems to choose from. Pros..looks amazing.
    Cons..sell soonish as can move a little on some joints over time.:cool:
     
  8. neK

    neK Well-Known Member

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    Is it a flip or a buy and hold?