Below are a few pictures of the cement fibre board fascis and soffits.
The fibre cement board is a product from Marley. It’s actual name is Marley cedral weatherboard. It comes pre painted and is available in 23 colours. It is also available non coloured for painting on site. The colour we are using is called ‘C08 sand yellow’. its cement based with a wood/timber print on the face to give the real wood effect and it works well, unlike some upvc products with a real wood effect print face which are just not convincing. Being cement based its very hard wearing and is designed as a low maintenace, fit and forget product. unlike real wood there is no rot and also due to being factory painted there is also no yearly sanding snd staining that you get wit real wood. To show just how maintenance free this weatherboard is we have attached a few photos. below is the same Marley cladding that was installed back in 2009, so over 5 years old. This has never been cleaned, painted or washed in 5 years and I can honestly say it looks as good as the new stock we have on site.
The fitting and install of the product is straight forward job for most tradesmen with the correct tools and knowledge. As cement fibre is now becoming a more popular product there an now specific blades being designed with this in mind. Although not cheap they do the job well. We are currently using a purpose made blade from makita which we will review in full once all the cutting has been done but so far it performs well producing a nice clean cut.
To aid fitting there is a variety of trims for all corners and joins that are available in matching colours. We will be making a start in the install of the cladding later this week so check back then for lots more photos.
The first 2 photos are of the 5 year old cladding.