In character

Street appeal is a vital consideration for most new home designs. To ensure the look of this house was in keeping with its overall character, the owners specified Palliside cladding
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A photograph of a two storey house featuring Palliside cladding. The house features an archway above the entrance, a double garage, small plants, a chimney and a concrete circle design in the driveway.

Choosing the most appropriate building materials for your home is dependent on many factors, including its style. And, whether you have a very modern or more traditional design, your choice of cladding will be critical.

The owners of the house featured on this page builder Paul Duffett and his wife Kerene wanted their new home to reflect the essence of old English charm. After looking at different options, the couple say they were impressed with the solid feel and smart look of Palliside.


A photograph of a two storey house featuring architecture, building, cottage, estate, evening, facade, home, house, landscape lighting, lighting, property, real estate, residential area, roof, shed, siding, sky, suburb, window, blue
A photograph of a two storey house featuring Palliside cladding. The house features an archway above the entrance, a double garage, small plants, a chimney and a concrete circle design in the driveway.

"We also appreciated the fact that the product required very little maintenance," they say.

To enhance the traditional look of the house, timber-boxed corners, window facings and sills were added. While these features will require some painting in the future, the couple say they are delighted at how they have been able to tailor the cladding to suit their chosen style.

A photograph of a two storey house featuring architecture, building, cottage, estate, evening, facade, home, house, landscape lighting, lighting, property, real estate, residential area, roof, shed, siding, sky, suburb, window, blue
A photograph of a two storey house featuring Palliside cladding. The house features an archway above the entrance, a double garage, small plants, a chimney and a concrete circle design in the driveway.

"Palliside also had many advantages from a builder's viewpoint," says Paul Duffett. "It was quick to install, lightweight and easy to work with. And, as it was pre-finished, I was able to complete the installation myself."

For details, 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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