Looking to give your home a new look? Start from the outside by updating your cladding. But cladding is about more than just giving your home a new modern aesthetic. The right cladding can impact on the amount of maintenance required on your home and can also contributes to thermal insulation, weather tightness and resistance.
What we’re saying is that recladding your home has numerous benefits, but it is a significant investment. Therefore, it’s important to get it right.
At Refresh, we work with cladding specialists in Queenstown and Wanaka so, for expert advice for recladding your home, get in touch.
Taking care of a property’s cladding is an often forgotten part of home ownership. After all, we tend to spend more time looking at the inside walls than the outside. But that’s not to say maintenance isn’t required. And, when it comes time to renovate, cladding has the potential to make or break the success of the project.
Recladding projects can range from applying a new material to update the look of a home to removing existing cladding in order to undertake more serious structural work or repairs.
At Refresh, one of our Renovation Consultants will manage your recladding project and act as your single point of contact. They’ll work with their extensive network of trusted professionals who bring a wealth of knowledge to your project and ensure it progresses without any problems. If challenges do arise, your Renovation Consultant, as project manager, will take care of it.
The journey to recladding your home will begin with a free initial consultation with your Renovation Consultant in Queenstown or Wanaka. This consultation is an opportunity for you to discuss your renovation goals and budget. Once the scope of your project is determined, your Renovation Consultant will organise for concept drawings and an accurate estimate to be prepared. If you approve, we’ll get started!
Our approach offers you a talented team of professionals who you don’t have to coordinate yourself. They’ll work hard to get your project completed on time, within budget, and to a high standard. We’ve demonstrated this with spectacular results time and time again over thousands of successful renovation projects.
Here in Queenstown and Wanaka, we’re rather spoilt for choice when it comes to beautiful natural materials to incorporate into our homes. One of these materials is schist, which can be utilised as cladding to give a home a distinctive South Island appearance.
Popular for its longevity and natural appearance, schist is also a great insulator, perfect for those cold Otago winters. When used for homes in busy, high-density areas, like central Queenstown, occupants will benefit greatly from schist’s outstanding noise reduction.
Another cladding material that has grown in popularity over recent years is plywood. One of the more eco-friendly exterior cladding options, plywood’s resistance to impact, moisture, and temperature makes it a great choice to withstand the southern region’s harsh seasons.
Plywood can be stained or painted to match the style of any style home, making it an extremely versatile option. The only drawback is that ply isn’t the best insulator, but expertly installed metal or concrete panels are a simple way to add a layer of insulation.
Homes with updated cladding are a big draw to potential buyers as it lessens the likelihood of weathertight problems in the future. It also gives you an opportunity to improve your home’s exterior style if you so choose. Whatever your goals for your home renovation, our professional recladding builders in Queenstown and Wanaka can get them done.
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The cost of recladding your home depends on the scope of the project and the materials you choose. You’ll also need to consider council fees and the possibility of discovering unexpected damage that needs to be addressed. To give you a rough idea of what you could spend, an average single storey reclad costs about $40,000*.
*Costs are rough estimates and are subject to change. For a fixed quote accurate to your specific project, please consult your local Refresh Renovation Partner.
Yes, we take care of any council applications required for recladding projects. Complete project management means never having to obtain consent yourself. That’s what your Renovation Consultant will manage for you.
If you’re ready to renovate your home’s exterior in Queenstown and Wanaka, either for aesthetic or maintenance reasons, get in touch today to schedule your free one-hour consultation with your local Refresh Renovation Consultant.