As a renovation project, cladding your house has been associated with the solution for homes affected by the leaky homeowner epidemic. The perfect solution to homes with water damage is a home reclad. This involves removing exterior cladding. This allows builders to access the timber framing to repair any structural damage and then replace the cladding. This allows you repair any damage to the flooring, framing or decks that is causing your leaky house symptoms.
However, recladding your home is a great idea even if it hasn’t been affected by the leaky house label.
Avoiding Potential Problems
You may be able to avoid a lawsuit if your house has untreated timber framing, but not the symptoms of a leaked home. You can use recladding in auckland to remove untreated timber framing and replace it with treated framing to give you peace of mind and prevent you from living in a dangerous situation.
Your first impression is everything. For your home, it will be your cladding. Recladding can be a great way to update your home’s exterior and bring it up to date. You can be creative. A country home or rural home can be incorporated seamlessly into your natural surroundings. Or, you can create a modern masterpiece with strong geometric features and concrete cladding to make it stand out.
However, aesthetic improvements are not only for your personal taste. You can also increase the property’s value with realtors reporting curbside appeal can raise your property’s value by more than 20%. This is a reasonable investment in your home’s overall resale value.
Refresh your Home and Your Building Consent
The recladding process exposes the framing of your home. This is an ideal time to remodel your interior design. You can create amazing open-plan living spaces, maximize your space and finally build your dream home. This rare opportunity to complete all your renovations in one day is a great deal. You can also renovate your entire home by combining the two.
It’s a good time to replace your flashings with ones that comply with the new E2/AS1 requirements. You can also upgrade any areas that are subject to E2/AS1 external moisture restrictions, which will allow you to upgrade the Building Code. A current Building Code is a great way to avoid future problems and can also be a huge asset if you ever want to sell your house.
What should I know when I choose to reclad my home?
To ensure your Code Compliance Certificate, it is crucial that your recladding experts perform these inspections in the exact same order.
- Pre-construction site meeting held
- Spin-off inspection – This is done after the original cladding is removed but before removing any framing that may have been damaged.
- Remedial work inspection – This inspection takes place after all elements affected have been repaired and are covered.
- Nearly there! Pre-wrapping, nib, wall/cavity/substrat, insulation, fire-rating, and painting inspections
- Cladding Inspection
- Before scaffolding is removed – It is necessary to perform a painting check
- Final inspection – And you’re done!
Partnering with a Recladding Specialist
Reclading a home is a major undertaking. It can be overwhelming. This is combined with New Zealand’s history of leaky homes makes it a challenging project. This is not only for the aesthetic outcome but also to make sure that you comply with all Building Codes and compliance. This is the best way to protect your home from future problems. These checks will make sure that you have a warm and dry home.
Renovation Works is your partner in this process. Renovation Works will guide you through your home recladding project, from creative design to compliance checks. Renovation Works offers a free consultation for anyone who is interested in recladding their home.