James Hardie has provided its HardiePlank® cladding for renovation works at a 1930s built bungalow. When Jerry Hoy and his family moved into their home, it had a similar look and feel to all of the other bungalows on their street; made predominantly out of red brick, with two sides rendered. Their intention from the start was to renovate the house and within two years of moving in, planning permission to build their dream home was granted.
Jerry had always liked New England style houses so this is what he and his wife envisioned for the renovation, a sharp looking house with clean lines. They felt this would be achievable through an extension of the house and a cladded facade. It was their contractor who pointed Jerry in the direction of HardiePlank® cladding, which he felt would be the ideal solution for the project. Even though the contractor had not worked with the product before, he had seen it on other properties and was keen to start working with the cladding.
The contractor read extensively about how the product should be installed and bought specialist tools and by the time the product was up Jerry was very pleased with the result.
Jerry said: "Before it was a fairly modest, unattractive 1930s bungalow, whereas now HardiePlank has completely changed the look of it. One of our friends commented that if the other houses on the street all had the same product on it would completely transform the neighbourhood.”