Crisp contemporary home benefits from multi-clad look

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Classic look James Hardie Linea Weatherboard in white combined with wide panel Stria Cladding in a neutral finish creates a modern facade on this new home

Crisp contemporary home benefits from multi-clad look


Design style and building performance can both be addressed by an astute choice of cladding – and with the right product, you aren't limited to just one look.

This clean-lined home is set off by the effective combination of James Hardie Linea® Weatherboard and Stria® Cladding.

Synergy Designer Homes – a joint venture between LAD Architecture and St Kilda subdivision – built the modern family residence at the St Kilda Wetlands subdivision in Cambridge.

Materials were selected for quality and the duel cladding has an upmarket feel, says Aaron Guerin, of LAD Architecture

"Both Linea Weatherboard and Stria Cladding work well with the cedar accents also used on the home's exterior."


The wide-panel format of Stria Cladding contrasts and complements the more classic appeal of Linea Weatherboard. For this home, Synergy chose white for the Linea Weatherboard and a neutral palette for Stria Cladding. However, they can both be painted any colour. Stria Cladding can also be installed horizontally or vertically – providing further design combinations.The two claddings are formed in lightweight cement composite sheets, which Guerin says makes them easy to work with.

"The builders can lift and fix the sheets quickly and easily, providing significant benefits labour-wise," he says.

"We pride ourselves on design, detail, and finish – and James Hardie's products fit the brief well."

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First published date: 04 August 2016

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