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What Is Recladding?, Roberts Residential

What Is Recladding?

What is recladding?

Cladding is the material used on the exterior of a home to protect your home from natural elements such as wind and rain. Recladding is a process that removes the existing cladding and replaces it with new cladding.

There are a number of reasons why you may want to undergo a reclad. Some reasons are listed below:

  1. You might have a leaky home that is causing damage to an interior element of your home, such as frames or walls.
  2. Your current home may have a poor design. Therefore you may want to upgrade the cladding system to improve the home aesthetically.
  3. If your home was built between the 1980s – 2004 you may have monolithic plaster cladding which is more susceptible to weather-tight issues and was typically known to cause the “leaky building crisis”.
  4. You may want to increase the value of your home by getting new cladding installed. Well-maintained, modern cladding is the key to making a good first impression.
  5. You may want to update your original cladding to a low-maintenance system that is less likely to collect mould and is easy to clean.

Building Consent and Recladding

When you have decided that you would like to reclad your home you will need to apply for Building Consent. This will allow Auckland Council to ensure your recladding is done to the building code standards.

Exterior cladding options

What exterior cladding options are there? Today there are many different options of cladding. Some of these include:


What Is Recladding?, Roberts Residential

Weather board

What Is Recladding?, Roberts Residential

Colour Steel

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Image via Pinterest

Today it is common to mix and match cladding systems to create a modern, architectural home. A great place to get inspiration for a reclad project is ArchiPro or exterior cladding on Pinterest.

Recladding costs

The total cost of recladding varies greatly depending on the size of your home, the existing exterior cladding you have, and the new cladding material you choose. For a more accurate quote, please get in touch with our team today.