During the infamous ‘leaky building’ debacle of the 2000’s, plaster cladding was synonymous with leaky homes and became the poor scapegoat. It was a heart-wrenching time for many homeowners stuck with a leaking home, losing hundreds of thousands through lengthy court battles, before building code legislation caught up and started rectifying the situation. But what many people don’t realise, is that it was never just a cladding issue.
There were many other factors at play including untreated timber, leaking roofs, no mandatory flashings and no cavities within the cladding. Now in 2018, the external plaster cladding industry is one of the safest and most regulated, with new cladding technology and council requiring inspections along each step of the installation to ensure its integrity.
At Maddren, we’re a big fan of Specialized plaster cladding, and aren’t afraid to recommend our clients use it. It’s a great external building material that's lightweight, versatile and is environmentally friendly. Cladding offers many customisable options so you can get creative and choose from over 800 colour options, as well as different textures and weights. Another appeal is its an extremely cost effective and durable exterior building material that comes with multiple levels of quality assurance to give homeowners peace of mind in the long term.
We stand for excellence and love to give our clients the best options for materials that are safe, durable, aesthetically pleasing and of high quality. Cladding ticks all those boxes and so it’s worth considering if you’re weighing up what exterior building material to use for your home.