Laid-back living

When you have better things to do with your time, you need low-maintenance building materials Palliside cladding fits the bill
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No matter where you live, weekends are precious. For this reason, low-maintenance building materials have a lot of appeal.

The owners of the Whangarei house featured on this page, the Davis family, say lifestyle factors were a significant reason for their choice of Palliside cladding. Diane Davis says a low-maintenance product that would never need painting was essential.

"Being by the sea with extremes of weather, it would have been a lot of work maintaining a painted finish," she says. "With Palliside cladding, there is virtually no maintenance. This means we can enjoy our leisure time with the family."


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Another reason the weatherboards were chosen was the couple's desire for a home with a classic look that wouldn't date. Cost-effectiveness was another factor influencing the decision.

Palliside is available in two profiles: Rusticated, in either a smooth or new Woodgrain finish, and Traditional, a bevel-backed profile with a smooth finish.

To reassure homeowners of Palliside's durability, it comes with a 25-year manufacturer's warranty.

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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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