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Fixing Guide For Weatherboard Cladding

Step 1 - Preparation

Install breather membrane to the substrate in accordance with membrane manufacturer’s recommendations. Install insect mesh profiles along base and top of area to be clad, the mesh position will determine the top and bottom line of the cladding battens, ensure the mesh is straight and level. Install vertical cladding battens to substrate between the top and bottom vent profiles ensuring battens are uniformly spaced at 400mm c/c, aligned and plumb and that screw heads are slightly below the surface to prevent interference with the cladding. Install starter trim at base of battens ensuring there is no gap between the starter trim and the insect mesh, note that the cladding will extend beyond the mesh/starter trim by approximately 15-25mm depending on the cladding type used. Fix part 1 of 2 Part Trim at top of battens ensuring there is no gap between the edge trim and the insect mesh. All trims should be screw fixed at minimum 250mm c/c or at each batten.

Step 2 - Install Edge Trims

Install Universal Edge Trims, Corner Trims and Joint Trims as required. Where 2 part trims are being used fix the first parts only; the second part of 2 part trims should not be cut yet, cut only the first part.

Step 3 - Fixing Boards

Install first cladding board to starter trim ensuring that the hook at the rear of the cladding panel is fully engaged in the starter trim, ensure that the starter trim and the first board are level as this will affect all of the boards that follow. Ensure the recommended expansion gap of 8mm is allowed for at all edge and joint trims, including at window and door openings when cutting boards. Cladding should be screw fixed at every batten and fixing screw should be driven flush into the fixing groove so that it does not interfere with the next board.

Step 4 - Finish Boards

Continue fitting the boards, ensuring that the hook at the rear of the cladding board is fully engaged down onto the previous board before screw fixing and regularly check that boards are still level as work proceeds. If the final (top) board is not a full board a packing piece will be required behind so that the face of the board is aligned with the boards beneath. Use either cladding off-cuts or timber trim as per cladding batten specification for packing out final board.

Step 5 - Finish 2-part Trims

Once all cladding boards are fixed in place cut and install second parts of 2 part trims to finish the installation.

Step 6 - Rain Protection

Where required, fit a cover strip or drip trim to prevent rain from entering the cavity at the top.

Marley Cedral Weatherboard Cladding

The installation of Marley Cedral weatherboard cladding is very similar to the above method, with some key differences and potential complications.

The cladding battens are much larger to allow for increased airflow, and must be fitted a set distance apart and screwed in a certain place to prevent the boards from rattling in strong wind. A DPC membrane must also be used on the corners and joints in order to prevent water damage to the weatherboard cladding.

These instructions are often overlooked by unqualified fitters, and when this cladding is not fitted by a Cedral installer, moisture often ends up trapped behind the weatherboards. This moisture is then absorbed by the cladding and eventually leads to efflorescence staining and peeling paint due to damp conditions.

The only way to fix Marley Cedral weatherboard cladding to which this has occurred is to take it all down and start again, this time with an experienced Cedral installer like ourselves.

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Marley Cedral Weatherboard Cladding Colours

Cedral Weatherboard Cladding  Colour - White FCD333

C01 White

Cedral Weatherboard Cladding Colour - White FCD333PG

C07 Cream

Cedral Weatherboard Cladding Colour - Beige FCD333SAND

C02 Beige

Cedral Weatherboard Cladding Colour - Grey FCD333CG

C05 Grey

Cedral Weatherboard Cladding Colour - Grey Brown FCD333AB

C03 Grey Brown

Cedral Weatherboard Cladding Colour - Grey Green FCD333MG

C06 Grey Green

Cedral Weatherboard Cladding Colour - Blue Grey FCD333CLB

C10 Blue Grey

Cedral Weatherboard Cladding Colour - Dark Grey FCD333SG

C15 Dark Grey

Cedral Weatherboard Cladding Colour - Slate Grey FCD333SLG

C18 Dark Slate

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This high quality insulated weatherboard cladding system creates a unique finish to either new builds or home improvement projects. The Weatherboard cladding can be installed onto rendered or brick exteriors and can be used to cover the entire property to stunning effect.




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Fascias & soffits

We start by removing the first row of tiles so to expose the felt line,In most cases the felt line has crumbled away due to exposure to daylight and UV rays. we cut back the decayed feltline to expose the rafter tales.



Metal Guttering

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Gutter Vacuum & cleaning

The gutter company uses the all new ” SkyVac ” gutter cleaning system which is an innovative way of cleaning out Guttering from the “SAFETY”of the ground.

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