Architect's choice

When it comes to specifying products for their own homes, architects can draw on a wealth of experience and knowledge. For Terry Koumakis, the cladding choice was Palliside weatherboards
A view of the outdoor sitting area of deck, facade, home, house, landscape lighting, lighting, outdoor structure, porch, real estate, residential area, siding, window, black
A view of the outdoor sitting area of this house

Weatherboards are considered part of this country's architectural heritage, so it's not surprising to see architects incorporating them in the design of their own homes.

When architect Terry Koumakis designed a classically styled American Georgian home for his family, he specified Palliside weatherboards in the Traditional profile.


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A photograph of a two storey house with white Palliside weatherborads. The house has an archway above the entrance, The house also has many windows.

"Palliside weatherboards are a relatively new fashion statement. We wanted to beat the rush in showing how attractive and upmarket a two-storey home could look featuring this cladding," Koumakis says. "The strong, horizontal shadow-lines give the exterior plenty of visual appeal."

However, looks weren't the only factor determining his choice.

A photograph of a two storey house with building, cottage, estate, home, house, plant, property, real estate, villa, teal
A photograph of a two storey house with white Palliside weatherborads. The house has an archway above the entrance, The house also has many windows.

"Because this is a two-storey home, we needed a product that required very little maintenance. Palliside weatherboards were an obvious and affordable choice. As an architect, I also appreciate the product's versatility in terms of design."

For more information on Palliside, contact the manufacturer Dynex Extrusions Ltd, PO Box 19-133, Avondale, phone 0800 4 Dynex (439 639). Website: www.palliside.co.nz and www.Trendsideas.com.

May 14, 2004
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