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The Gutter and Cladding Company is the south’s leading installer of weatherboard cladding, providing an installation service across Dorset, Hampshire, and Wiltshire. In this guide, we take a look at what weatherboard cladding is, the benefits of installing it, and answer some of your frequently asked questions surrounding weatherboard cladding.

If weatherboard cladding is the right move for your property, don’t hesitate to give the Gutter and Cladding Company team a call on 01202 470044, and we’ll help you to completely transform the exterior of your home.

Weatherboard Cladding Installation

What is weatherboard cladding?

In addition to being an aesthetically pleasing addition to your home, weatherboard cladding protects the exterior walls of your property against potential damage caused by rain, snow, wind or hail. It also has insulative properties, helping to keep the warmth in and your heating bills down.

Weatherboard cladding can be laid either flush, overlaid, vertically or horizontally, depending on your preferences and the specifications of the cladding product chosen.

While weatherboard cladding was traditionally made from timber, in more recent years modern, cheaper, and higher performancce alternatives have become more popular, including PVCu and fibre cement cladding.

For more information about the properties of weatherboard cladding and why it’s a great choice for anyone looking to create a stylish exterior for their home, give The Gutter and Cladding Company team a call on 01202 470044 today.

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Types of weatherboard cladding

There are three main types of weatherboard cladding – PVCu, fibre cement, and wooden. Over the years, wooden weatherboard cladding has fallen out of fashion, due to high levels of maintenance and susceptibility to weather damage. With that the case, the Gutter and Cladding Company specialises on the installation of PVCu and fibre cement weatherboard cladding – find out more about the types of weatherboard cladding we install below.

Cedral Lap Cladding

Cedral Lap Cladding is a fibre cement weatherboard cladding option that’s versatile and easy to maintain. Installed with an overlap effect, it emulates traditional wooden cladding, and can be installed horizontally and vertically.

Available in over 21 colours, and with the option to choose from two wood-stain finishes, it’s a great way to modernise the façade of your property. Find out more about Cedral Lap Cladding.

Cedral Click Cladding

Flush fitted using a tongue and groove system, Cedral Click Cladding gives your home a smart exterior. You can choose from a wooden effect or a smooth finish, and it can be maintained with just soap and water. With the option to install Cedral Click Cladding vertically or horizontally, and with 11 colours to choose from, Cedral Click Cladding is a popular choice with our customers. Find out more about Cedral Click Cladding.

Read our guide to Cedral Click and Cedral Lap cladding if you’d like help deciding on which one is the better option for your home.

Hardie Plank Cladding

Hardie Plank Cladding is a fibre cement solution that is known for its superior properties that ensure its resistance to fire, moisture and pests. In addition to its high performance, it looks great, offering you a natural texture reminiscent of traditional wooden cladding.

Previous customers of ours have used Hardie Plank Cladding to provide additional insulation to their property, thanks to its breathable membrane, while others have used it has alternative to re-rendering the exterior of their property. Find out more about Hardie Plank Cladding.

Trespa Cladding

Known for its durability, Trespa cladding’s superior design offers a whole host of properties, including dirt resistance and wear and tear resistance. In addition to being available in a range of colours and finishes, it’s the top choice for property owners who are particularly conscious about using sustainable materials.

Cleverly designed with an air cavity, Trespa cladding prevents heat and moisture build up, so it stays pristine for longer. It’s also easy to maintain, simply requiring a wipe with soapy water if it does happen to get dirty. Find out more about Trespa cladding.

Coastline Cladding

Made from PVCu rather than fibre cement, Coastline Cladding is certified BS EN 13501 for fire performance and is just as durable and resistant to adverse weather as other types of cladding. 100% recyclable, Coastline Cladding is also a great option for those conscious about sustainability.

Coming with a 10 year guarantee against discolouration, warping, and cracking, we’re 100% certain that our PVCu cladding will perform to an exceptionally high standard. And thanks to its properties, it’s low maintenance too, meaning you can keep it looking brand new for years to come. Find out more about Coastline Cladding.

If you would like more information about the types of cladding we install, don’t hesitate to give the friendly team a call on 01202 470044. Alternatively, we’ve written a full guide to the different types of cladding available for you to read.

Benefits of weatherboard cladding

Weatherboard cladding is becoming an increasingly popular choice for homeowners across the UK, and with benefits like those listed below, we aren't surprised! Whether you want to make your mark and set your home apart from the rest, or you're looking for an insulation solution as the winter months approach, our weatherboard cladding is the ideal choice for you.

Weatherboard cladding benefits

The benefits of installing weatherboard cladding include:

 Low maintenance

Weatherboard cladding is an extremely low maintenance option, offering a neat and clean appearance throughout all seasons and weathers with minimal effort on your part.


Thanks to the high-quality materials used to create weatherboard cladding, it is a very durable option and offers the ideal protection to the exterior of your home.


No one likes a cold house and with weatherboard cladding, you can say goodbye to chilly nights for good. During installation, we supply and install YBS SuperQuilt to ensure complete energy efficiency and value for money - keeping the warm air in and cold air out.

 Protects against all weather conditions

Weatherboard cladding, due to its extreme durability is a great option for those looking to protect their home from severe weather conditions. Unlike standard brickwork or rendering, the cladding is unlikely to become damaged or stained over time due to rain and other weather conditions.

 Available in a range of colours

Our weatherboard cladding is available in a range of 21 colours and styles to allow you to make the right choice to suit your home and own individual style. If you've become tired of the exterior appearance of your home, adding weatherboard cladding will provide you with the perfect solution that adds a new lease of life to your property.

Contact our team today for more information about our high quality weatherboard cladding and how it could benefit you and your home!


Weatherboard cladding FAQs

There are several different types of weatherboard cladding, each with a slightly different mechanism, so there isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer. While weatherboard cladding manufacturers supply instructions to fix their weatherboard system, proper preparation of the building, plus proper finishing of the cladding itself means a professional installation company is the only way to ensure a leak-free, high performance installation.

If you live in the Dorset, Wiltshire or Hampshire area and you’re looking for weatherboard cladding for your property, speak to a member of The Cladding and Gutter Company team for further advice.

Fixing Guide for Weatherboard Cladding

The best weatherboard cladding for your property depends on your own personal preferences. All of the cladding installed by The Cladding and Gutter Company has been chosen for its exceptional performance in terms of appearance, insulation properties, quality, and resistance to fire. The rest is down to whether you’re looking for fibre cement or PVCu, and the colours or finishes you’re looking for. Take a look at our guide to popular cladding styles for inspiration, or give the team a call today to request more information.

The cost of weatherboard cladding depends on the type of cladding you’re after and the size of the area you would like to cover. As a basic guide, we’ve come up with the following pricing structure:

  • From £900 plus VAT for a gable
  • From £1,300 plus VAT for a property mid-section plus gable
  • From £1,900 plus VAT for the front of a property

If you live local to Dorset, Hampshire, or Wiltshire, why not request a consultation with the The Gutter and Cladding team? We’ll be able to go through the different types of cladding available to you and offer you an accurate price to clad the exterior of your home.

We stock over 40 weatherboard cladding colours. You can head to our showroom in Christchurch to view our cladding colours first hand and choose the right style for your property.

Yes, all our weatherboard cladding is made of fully tested fire-retardant material.

Yes, we offer fully recyclable weatherboard cladding so you don’t need to worry about the impact it may have on the environment.

For answers to more general cladding questions, head over to our cladding FAQ page.


Cedral Weatherboard Cladding Colours

Design Collection

Natural Collection

Expressive Collection

Classic Collection

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