Exterior Cladding Specialists

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Exterior Cladding in Christchurch

Exterior cladding repairs are common for weather tightness to insulate and improve the aesthetics of a home. Cladding specialists will often improve your insulation by adding an additional barrier against the elements, keeping your house warm in winter or cool in summer. Exterior repairs in Christchurch are still a common earthquake-related repair requirement due to initial inspections from inexperienced contractors overlooking, missing or not repairing following the correct procedures. Unfortunately, Christchurch is experiencing ongoing issues where repairs are required for the second time. Here's an example of a home that Wrightway Construction was hired to correct the work of another contractor.

This Christchurch home wasn't' appropriately fixed, causing the owner considerable stress. As you can see, the cladding repairs were not prepared correctly, and the plaster is now falling off, only months after the repair was initially completed. Wrightway was contracted to redeem the issue, undertake the cladding repairs correctly and provide the homeowner with a guarantee of workmanship for a minimum of 10 years.

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Types Of Exterior Cladding & Reclads

The most common types of work that our exterior cladding specialists in Christchurch undertake are timber weatherboard cladding, brick cladding and stucco. Cedar is traditionally quite expensive and less common.

Cedar Cladding

Cedar Cladding isn't very common in Christchurch, particularly in older housing. A Cedar clad is usually used in new, upmarket spec homes.
The repair process is the same process as timber weatherboard cladding.

Timber Weatherboard Cladding 

Again, this is the most common ways to clad your Christchurch home, specifically amongst older housing. The most common problem we have with timber weatherboard is that timber tends to get Borer and rots. We usually replace the weatherboards and undertake borer treatment.

Stucco Cladding

Wrightway construction handles a large quantity of Stucco cladding repairs in older homes. After the Christchurch earthquake, many of the older houses experienced exterior cracking and required repairs.

Brick Cladding Christchurch

This is one of the most common types of exterior cladding Christchurch-wide. Brick buildings experienced cracking during the earthquakes that now require grind-out, repointing and, as a worst-case scenario, a complete reclad process (Re-bricking). Here is an example of Brick reclad work that wasn't done correctly. Again Wrightway Construction has been contracted to rectify.

How It Works

  • 1

    Contact Us For An Inspection

    Once you’ve identified cracks in the exterior of your home, please connect with us to arrange an exterior clad inspection. Usually, we can be on-site within 1-2 weeks of your first call. Any documentation you might have from EQC assessments will be helpful.

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    On-site Inspections

    Next, one of our cladding specialists will visit you and carry out the inspection. We’ll undergo a series of tests, which may include measuring the water tightness of your home, and we’ll make recommendations of your best options to protect your asset.

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    Scope of Works

    Wrightway will then prepare a scope of works to repair your home. This could be work required utilising our recladding specialists or various other exterior repair techniques. You’ll be given a detailed report with the cost of your exterior repairs and possible anomalies that we might encounter.

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    Timeline

    Once you’re happy to proceed, we’ll create a timeline for your repair project so you know what to expect and so you can arrange alternative living arrangements if you don’t want to be in the midst of a construction site throughout the duration of the project.

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    While Onsite

    Exterior repairs can be a messy process, and although Wrightway takes all measures to keep a tidy and safe work environment, it’s best if you keep your pets away and find alternative living arrangements during the process. We’ll discuss this in more detail with you closer to the time.

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    Completion

    Once completed, your home will have transformed, our cladding specialists will have ultimately provided additional insulation during the process, and you’ll have a weather-tight home. It’s best that we go through a quality assurance sign-off with you to ensure you’re 100% happy with the finished result.