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When it comes to specifying products for their own homes, architects can draw on a wealth of experience and knowledge. For Terry Koumakis, the cladding choice was Palliside weatherboards

Architect's choice

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Weatherboards are considered part of this country's architectural heritage, so it's not surprising to see architects incorporating them in the design of their own homes.

When architect Terry Koumakis designed a classically styled American Georgian home for his family, he specified Palliside weatherboards in the Traditional profile.

"Palliside weatherboards are a relatively new fashion statement. We wanted to beat the rush in showing how attractive and upmarket a two-storey home could look featuring this cladding," Koumakis says. "The strong, horizontal shadow-lines give the exterior plenty of visual appeal."

However, looks weren't the only factor determining his choice.

"Because this is a two-storey home, we needed a product that required very little maintenance. Palliside weatherboards were an obvious and affordable choice. As an architect, I also appreciate the product's versatility in terms of design."

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For more information on Palliside, contact the manufacturer Dynex Extrusions Ltd, PO Box 19-133, Avondale, phone 0800 4 Dynex (439 639). Website:www.palliside.co.nz andwww.Trendsideas.com/palliside .

First published date: 14 May 2004

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