Street appeal

To enhance this home's contemporary architecture, the designer contrasted smooth, white Palliside cladding with black trim

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A view of some cladding from Dynex Extrusions.

Creating a point of difference is a good way to make a house stand out from the neighbours. For the designers of this new home, it was a black-and-white colour scheme and the use of smooth Palliside cladding in a Traditional profile that provided visual impact.

Andrew Ellis, managing director of GJ Gardner Homes West Auckland, says the owners wanted a cladding that would be different from the new brick houses in the neighbourhood.

"Palliside provides a smooth, clean look that complements the modern design of the house and the mono-pitched roof."


Ellis says contrasting the white cladding with black fascias and guttering and a black garage door ensures the overall look is very contemporary. At the same time, however, the Traditional profile retains a visual link with the established weatherboard houses in the area.

Ellis says his company frequently specifies Palliside cladding. Key benefits are its low maintenance and the speed with which it can be installed.

"As there is no painting involved, the house can be built very quickly, which makes it a cost-effective option," he says. "It's also a sturdy construction."

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

Oct 17, 2007
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