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Hardies Scyon vs Primed Pine Square Edge

Discussion in 'Development' started by Benson, 4th Jul, 2016.

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Scyon OR Primed Pine Square Edge?

  1. Scyon

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  2. Primed Pine Square Edge

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  1. Benson

    Benson Active Member

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    Hey all

    I'm currently researching external cladding for my 1st project and was wondering what peoples thoughts were on these 2 weatherboards:

    1) Hardies Scyon weatherboards (extra 3k)
    VS
    2) Primed Pine Square Edge weatherboards

    Builder is quoting an extra $3,000 for the Scyon but as it's an investment property I'm trying to keep costs down. However I do plan to hold it for at at least 5-8 yrs.

    Any comments or advice on the difference of the 2 products and if it's worth selecting Scyon?

    Cheers
    B
     
  2. Leo2413

    Leo2413 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    If they look exactly the same then I'd probably go for the cheaper one tbh especially if your wanting to keep costs down.
     
  3. Now or never

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    I'm currently doing renovations at PPOR and will use Scyon Matrix panels as external cladding for balcony/portico . For IP I'd probably go cheaper option all things being equal. Builder's do put a premium on Scyon.
     
  4. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    End market value - what is going to achieve the higher sales price? All things are not equal. This is an investment - the idea is to maximise the return.

    There's no premium applied, just more labour & materials used.
     
  5. Benson

    Benson Active Member

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    If I go ahead and pay the extra $3,000 for Scyon, is it going to be worth it?
    Ie. Less maintenance and/or higher valuation/sales price? (I have no idea about this material)

    Any key differences btw the 2 materials?
     
  6. youngy

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    Sycon linea all the way! Looks very good when done right.
     
  7. youngy

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    They dont look exactly the same.
     
  8. Leo2413

    Leo2413 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I haven't seen it in person, that's why I said IF they look exactly the same.
     
  9. Cactus

    Cactus Well-Known Member

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    I like scyon looks neater won't warp, pop nails or rot like timber.
     
  10. FKS

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    i think the hardies product. It's not timber and i think over the long term you should have less maintenance.
     
  11. Benson

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    Seems everyone is in favour of Hardies.

    Is there any positives for going with Primed Pine Square Edge, apart from the $3,000 Savings?
     
  12. Aaron Sice

    Aaron Sice Well-Known Member

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    Why not use dura products form the BGC line?

    I use the Stratum cladding - super edgy and pretty cheap!
     
  13. Westminster

    Westminster Tigress at Tiger Developments Business Member

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    Check out the James Hardie primeline range. Not as expensive as the Scyon range but still with the weatherboard look.

    PrimeLine® weatherboard | James Hardie

    I would go a fibre cement product over real wood.