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Hebel or other exterior boards

Discussion in 'Repairs & Maintenance' started by dabbler, 19th Jul, 2015.

  1. dabbler

    dabbler Well-Known Member

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    I started another thread about choice of property and construction materials, thought I would ask this separate as I know little of this newer exterior.

    Has anyone here have much experience with Hebel ? I looked at a place that I think has used that for exterior, or some other? board, then rendered and painted....this scares me, even though I can see it would have advantages in some ways.

    Is it easy to work with ?

    Are repairs easy ?

    Are there known problems, such as rot, water or other problems that will cause this material problems ?

    TIA
     
  2. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    It goes in and out of favour. A poor Acrylic render job shows all of the block joints in certain light conditions. Must be installed as per the manual.
     
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    dabbler Well-Known Member

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    I think the place I saw must have been some sort of sheeting or panels, it was not blocks that I could make out, maybe not even Hebel, The exterior looked like render, but 100% is not render of the normal type.

    The presentation looked fine, it was about a 4 year old cookie cutter type home, actually it was the painted surface that is more of a turn off for me, whether as home or rental.
     
  4. Be Developer

    Be Developer Property Developer Business Member

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    You have few options

    Hebel
    Blue board
    Rendered Styrofoam
    Poweder coated James Hardie fiber sheets.


    Each have their own pros and cons.


    I personally used rendered Styrofoam and result was excellent. You can see pic of end result in one of my other post.