James Hardie is a leading international building materials company and a global leader in fibre cement, one of the world's fastest growing building products. Fibre cement is used in the exterior and interior of a building, from exterior cladding and internal lining, bracing and decorative finishes.
We use renewable and recyclable resources, and our manufacturing processes are focused on conserving water, resources and energy, minimising waste and protecting our environment.
Our major operations span Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe and the United States.
About Fibre cement
What is it?
Fibre cement is a simple abbreviation for Fibre Reinforced Cement (FRC). Fibre cement building materials were developed by James Hardie in the early 1980s.
What's it made of?
Fibre cement products are a mixture of:
- Cellulose fibre, from plantation-grown Radiata Pine trees
- Portland Cement
Small amounts of other chemical additives are used to help the process, or provide products with particular characteristics.
Qualities of Fibre Cement
James Hardie cladding gives your home much more than just a pretty face. It’s toughas well as beautiful. The premium fibre cement board has been specifically designed to stand up to New Zealand's harsh conditions. When installed as directed it’s resistant to damage from moisture (rotting) and warping, as well as fire. So your new home can stand the test of time for many years.
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