HardiePlank Maintenance

Product Details

Under normal atmospheric conditions HardiePlank® cladding does not require much maintenance but weather and nearby plants may affect the visual appearance of the façade cladding. Therefore, an annual inspection of the ventilation gaps, joints and fixings is a good idea, gentle cleaning with clean water is recommended.

Annual Inspections recommended

Under normal atmospheric conditions HardiePlank® cladding does not require much maintenance to maintain its strength, properties and function. Environmental impacts may, however, influence the visual appearance of the facade cladding. Therefore, an annual inspection of the ventilation gaps, joints and fixings is a good idea. Detection and repair of possible damages ensure a longer life for the facade cladding.

Impact from the Environment

HardiePlank cladding is manufactured from weather resistant raw materials and will not be attacked by algae, rot and dry rot  but pollution, dirt, leaves from trees, bushes and flowers will probably have an impact on the façades appearance..

Extra diligence in coastal areas

Coastal locations can be very aggressive due to salt laden moist air and windblown sand. It is recommended that the frequency of inspection procedures in such locations be increased and that any maintenance be enabled before damage occurs. Particular attention should be paid to the corners of cladding around windows, doors and the corners of facades particularly those facing the prevailing wind direction.

Repairing HardiePlank Cladding

HardiePlank cladding should be replaced by removing the damaged board, gently lifting the board immediately above and inserting the new board. The board is then fixed by face nailing through the top board.

Cleaning fibre cement boards

HardiePlank cladding can be cleaned with cold or lukewarm water, if necessary with the addition of a mild household cleaning agent not containing solvents. Always start from the top with well-defined areas. Rinse with plenty of clean water until the facade is perfectly clean. Test cleaning on a small cladding area should be undertaken first. High pressure cleaning systems are not recommended with fibre cement cladding, or timber, as this may damage the surface and paint finish.


Phone to order

01803 813 803

Lines open 7:30 - 17:00 Mon - Fri

Delivery details

Usually within 2-5 working days for local delivery. Palletline delivery 5-10 working days depending on location

We have been receiving more and more requests for HardiePlank from around the country. Working with Palletline for delivery means we can now deliver Hardie products to most of the UK Mainland.

 

HardiePlank Deliveries in Devon & Cornwall

At Southern Timber we offer a kerbside delivery for HardiePlank throughout most of Devon & Cornwall. Where this is via our own vehicles there is usually no delivery cost.  However, the delivery  may be chargeable depending on the delivery location and the total value of the order. Delivery lead time is usually between 2 and 5 working days.

Some of the more remote areas of Devon & Cornwall may have to be serviced by Palletline,  please see below.

 

HardiePlank Deliveries in Mainland UK

We now offer Palletline delivery to most of the UK Mainland.  Because of transport costs this delivery option  is most suited to larger renovations and new builds. Please note that access would be needed for a 36 tonne lorry and you would need to provide a mechanical offload on site. Palletline deliveries start at £168 inc. VAT.

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