Help create a stand out property with Cedral

Both self builders and renovators can make their dream home a reality with the help of Marley Eternit’s Cedral fibre cement cladding, creating a long lasting and individual property. Cedral’s range of colours and finishes allows homeowners to successfully combine design with practicality through the product’s durability and low maintenance properties.

Reflecting the visual appeal of timber, Cedral is an alternative to more traditional weatherboard materials. Its resistance to rot and external elements including wind, rain and sunlight makes it an attractive choice for both self build and renovation projects.

Cedral Click is the UK’s first and only flush fitting, fibre cement, tongue and groove weatherboard product. It creates a contemporary flat finish to the exterior of a property, showcasing a modern look.

Cedral Lap is installed in a clapboard effect with the fibre cement boards overlapping to reflect a more traditional exterior style.

In practice

A recent example of where Cedral Click has been specified to help create a standout home is a self build project located in Worcester.

The new property of approximately 257m2 has been built within the grounds of a home in Hanley Castle. The two storey five-bedroom house benefits from the best of both worlds with modern interiors and exteriors to give a classic yet contemporary look.

Cedral Click was specified by David Bull Architects to produce an exterior design that was not only aesthetically pleasing, but ensured that the owners had a property that required minimal maintenance.

David Bull, Principal at David Bull Architects, said:

“The landowner had been keen to build on the plot for a number of years, and the landowner’s daughter took the build project on once planning permission had been secured.

“One key desire the client had when we were appointed for the project was to ensure the property had minimal upkeep, and to source products that would support this. Cedral Click was the perfect solution due to its low maintenance properties.”

Over 120m2 of Cedral Click was used in grey and fitted in a horizontal style to create a design that was not only cohesive and complementing to the main house, but also in keeping with the surrounding locality. Cedral Click was used on the first floor of the property, with the ground floor maintaining a traditional brick exterior.

Cedral Click is an external fibre cement weatherboard cladding material that offers installers the flexibility to implement a unique design with a life expectancy of at least 50 years, making it an attractive and durable alternative to other cladding materials.

David added:

“Cedral Click played a key role in the property’s aesthetic as the owner wanted to ensure the exterior had a unified appearance. To help achieve this, other materials such as the rafter ends were colour matched to the Cedral Click, resulting in a smart and elegant finish.

“We’ve had a great working relationship with Marley Eternit, and the team has even come out to site to train our contractors on how to fit the product, which is invaluable for projects now and in the future. I’m delighted with the finished result, and I know the homeowner is too.”

For more information on Cedral, visit www.cedral.co.uk