Fibre cement cladding. Low maintenance. 

Award winning fibre cement cladding

Our award winning fibre cement cladding is a very durable material that is very effective at providing a protective facade to the outside of buildings. It is made up with a combining engineered cellulose-fibre and cement composite.

Also known as a fibre cement weatherboard, or fibre cement rain screen, this material is a very low maintenance option for cladding your home, or any building.


Why choose fibre cement cladding

One of the great benefits that fibre cement cladding offers is that it is extremely low maintenance. By just giving your cladding a hose down with some soapy water it should be enough to keep it looking great all year round. Another maintenance benefit is that the concrete element of fibre cement means that it will keep woodpeckers, termites and other pests that could be an issue with wood products at bay.

Also can expect your cladding to last for at least 30 years before needing replaced, however, tests have been carried out which show that fibre cement can last well beyond 60 years. Whatever type of fibre cement cladding you choose, the colour will remain intact and not need retouched or repainted.

To sum up the main benefits of using fibre cement cladding include: Looks just as good as timber cladding / Has very good fire safety ratings / Versatile and easy to work with / Easy to install / Very long lasting and durable / Low maintenance.

Our Fibre cement cladding boards are available in four compositions, each with distinctive performance and characteristics. The entire range comes in either 1250 x 2500mm or 1250 x 3050mm boards sizes and can be cut to any sizer required. Standard thickness is 8mm.

Key benefits of fibre cement cladding

Fibre cement cladding offers several unique benefits that make it a popular choice for building exteriors. Here are three key advantages of fibre cement cladding:

Durability and Weather Resistance: Fibre cement cladding is highly durable and designed to withstand harsh weather conditions. It is composed of a mixture of cement, cellulose fibers, and additives, resulting in a strong and resilient material. Fibre cement cladding is resistant to moisture, rot, insect infestation, and UV radiation. It does not warp, crack, or peel over time, maintaining its integrity and appearance even in extreme climates. This durability makes fibre cement cladding a long-lasting solution, reducing the need for frequent repairs or replacements.

Fire Resistance: Fibre cement cladding is inherently fire-resistant, making it an excellent choice for buildings where fire safety is a concern. The cement component of fibre cement cladding acts as a fire barrier, preventing the spread of flames and limiting fire damage. It has a high fire rating and can help to protect the building and its occupants in the event of a fire. Using fibre cement cladding can enhance the overall fire safety of a structure and may even contribute to meeting building code requirements and regulations.

Low Maintenance: Fibre cement cladding is known for its low maintenance requirements. It does not require regular painting, staining, or sealing like some other cladding materials. The material is resistant to fading, discoloration, and mould growth. A periodic cleaning with mild soap and water is usually sufficient to keep fibre cement cladding looking fresh and well-maintained. This low-maintenance characteristic not only saves time and effort but also reduces ongoing maintenance costs over the lifespan of the building.

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Why Dalply?

Is it durable?

Fibre cement cladding is extremely durable as it is able to handle the extremist of conditions including gale force winds, snow, heavy rain, hail stones, searing hot sunshine and all without warping, bending, rotting or cracking.

Is it safe?

This type of cladding has probably the best fire safety rating of any other comparable cladding or facade. It will also be able to withstand storm category winds, heavy rain, snow and sleet, and anything else that mother nature is likely to throw at you.

Does it look good?

We have the largest available range of colours and styles of fibre cement cladding in the UK. The cladding be fully coloured through or just painted on the exterior if you want a very specific colour. You can also be very flexible with the installations as it can be installed vertically, horizontally, diagonally and on curved surfaces.

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Fibre Cement Cladding FAQ's

All the most common questions asked about fibre cement cladding and cladding in general answered here...

Fibre cement panels are used for covering a building’s exterior in both domestic and commercial applications. It is made using sand, cement and cellulose. These cladding panels may come pre-painted or you can paint them after their installation. Fibre cement cladding panels are widely chosen because they do not rot, are resistant to termites and insects, have fireproof properties, and are impact resistance.

Many manufacturers claim that their fibre cement cladding will last for more than 50 years and would not get damaged easily. It is resistant to fire, termites and insects, corrosion, and has excellent impact resistance. It does not require maintenance after it is installed.

Fibre Cement Cladding behaviour in relation to fire — the products have an A2-s1, d0 reaction to fire classification in accordance with EN 13501-1 : 2007

Yes, fibre cement cladding can be painted. People generally choose fibre cement cladding over other cladding options because the paint life-cycle of fibre cement cladding is a lot more. Fibre cement doesn’t soak in painting products like wood siding products do. Also, you can paint this cladding on your own without hiring a professional.

Fibre cement cladding does not require frequent cleaning. Also, cleaning it is supremely easy. You will need water, a soft cloth, a mild liquid soap, and some brushes. If you want to remove chalk, dust, or construction debris, you can use the brushes to clean cladding. If you want to clean oil and grease stains, use liquid dish-washing soap and a soft cloth to rub the stains off. Never use a harsh brush or abrasive cleaner because they can damage the paint as well as the material. You can also use a hose to remove dust particles.

Fibre cement cladding is water-resistant, which means it would not be affected by water exposure and would not disintegrate. If you want to make it completely waterproof, you can apply a membrane or liquid waterproofing treatment. So, even during harsh weather conditions like frost, snow, and rain, nothing will happen to fibre cement cladding.

Yes, cladding can be put over bricks and it is a cost-effective option because you will not have to demolish the existing structure but still give it a fresh look. The renovation time has also decreased considerably.

Fibre cement is a construction material used primarily in facade and roofing products due to its durability and strength. It is popularly used as cladding material as well.

When fibre cement cladding is produced, water used in its manufacturing is recycled numerous times, the solid wastes are recycled, as well as sustainable raw materials are utilised. So, fibre cement is eco-friendly. Moreover, it does not require maintenance and can withstand all types of weather conditions, insects, fire, and water. So, it remains intact for up to 50 years.

Cement board is a combination of cement and reinforcing fibres made into up to 2500 x 1250 or 3050 x 1250 mm sheets, which can be 8mm -12mm thick. They are screwed or nailed to wood using corrosion-resistant screws. Although fibre cement boards may not have any movement under thermal stress, they are installed with a small gap between the joints, which are filled with taping compounds or silicone sealant Which can be left or closed using profiles or tapes.

Fibre cement cladding is a sustainable, cost-effective, and highly durable material. Residing or cladding a house with it would not be overly expensive because the material would last for up to 50 years and requires very little maintenance. The price also depends on the thickness, finish, and style of the material. For a 100 square metre area, expect the total cost of material per square metre can cost roughly between £20-£75 per sqm.

No. Asbestos and fibre cement are completely different materials. Asbestos is a naturally occurring silicate mineral and is found as thin, long fibrous crystals. On the other hand, fibre cement is a synthetic material made using cement, sand, and cellulose fibres and contains no dangerous materials.

No, fibre cement cladding board does not contain asbestos or any dangerous material whatsoever. They are made using sand, cement, and cellulose. Asbestos was used earlier but due to safety reasons, it has been replaced by cellulose. Although asbestos provided strength to fibre cement cladding boards, they are not used anymore because they can become the source of airborne toxic fibre.

Due to the long life of fibre cement, it is not disposed of as often as aluminium, vinyl, or wooden cladding is. Fibre cement should be disposed of carefully so that its sharp corners do not cause any damage. Moreover, you can talk to a recycling agency and sell off the fibre cement to them.

Fibre cement board is made using cement, sand, and cellulose fibres. Asbestos was used originally as the reinforcing material. However, due to safety concerns, it was replaced by cellulose. Fibre cement boards are considered as the most sustainable cladding option currently.

If you are looking for a permanent solution that does not require maintenance, retouching, frequent application of paint, and is resistant to warping, fire, water, termites, mould, and mildew, fibre cement cladding is the best option. It is also completely eco-friendly and does not release any harmful gases in the air.

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