Residential Exterior Cladding Options

One thing in common with the varieties of cladding available is that each of them increase the mechanical strength of your home structure and protect your home from harsh weather conditions. They reduce the occurrence of wind, sunlight and air pollution exposure as well as water absorption and cracking from high temperatures. When thinking about the exterior of your house, you have many options for cladding available as listed below.



Weatherboards are a classic exterior cladding for many Australian beach shacks, country cottages and spacious Queenslanders. They provide an elegant look and smooth horizontal touch to the exterior of any house. Personalise your home with weatherboards where you have the ability to choose different shapes and sizes as well as your own colour pallet for the exterior coating which can be tailored to your preferences for your home.

Weatherboard as an exterior cladding for an Australian beach house


If you haven’t yet learnt or heard about applying render to the exterior of your home then simply explained, it is the application of a mix of cement, sand and lime to external brick or concrete walls of a building which gives them a smooth or textured finish, depending on the look you are going for. Rendering also acts as a weather proofing method, making the walls of your house more waterproof and windproof. If you have a solid brick house that is starting to look a little bit shabby, then applying render may be the face lift that it needs!

Render exterior mixed with cement, sand and lime


If coated with a weatherproof tinted topcoat to avoid fading, metal cladding on the exterior of your home is a distinctive and low maintenance alternative to traditional cladding. Choose between a range of options including steel, zinc, copper or aluminium which all have their own special characteristics!


Concrete is quite obviously one of the strongest forms of cladding that is offered in the industry. Precast concrete cladding panels are usually made by manufacturers which you can buy in bulk and are a low maintenance option. If you are thinking about incorporating sculptured finishes to the exterior of your home, then concrete cladding may be a great option. 

Concrete cladding in a modern house


Stone is an incredibly beautiful form of exterior cladding. It conveys a level of unique heritage and detail that certainly impresses the eye! Recently, stone cladding systems have been designed to easily slot stone together making it more cost effective and practical.



An oldie but a goodie! One of the most common cladding materials for the exterior of residential homes is the sturdy brick which comes in more colours than ever. Brick is durable and can withstand harsh weather conditions more so than other cladding such as timber and weatherboards. The solidness of exterior brick also provides great insulation and

the benefit of enjoying their original colour without having to be painted on the outside also pays off!

Brick used as cladding material as an exterior of residential house

Want to protect your residence from harsh weather conditions and increase the strength of the home structure? Then contact Rice Group Building Construction Company who can give a variety of cladding options to your residence.

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