Exterior House Recladding Specialists
Exterior cladding repairs are common for weather tightness to insulate, modernise and improve the aesthetics of a home or building. House Cladding specialists will often improve your insulation by layering an additional barrier to your exterior, acting against the elements, keeping your house warm in winter or cool in summer. Exterior wall repairs in both Christchurch and Auckland are still a common flood and earthquake-related repair requirement due to initial inspections from inexperienced contractors overlooking, missing or not repairing following the correct procedures. Here's an example of a home that Wrightway Construction was hired to project manage and correct the work of another contractor.
This 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. Recladding a house isn't a simple job, it's best left to experienced construction specialists and to consider ongoing maintenance.
Before - Existing House Cladding
After House Recladding
Types Of Exterior Cladding & Recladding
The most common types of work that our exterior cladding specialists in New Zealand are contracted for includes timber weatherboard cladding, brick cladding and stucco. Cedar is traditionally quite expensive and although a beautiful design aesthetic, it's less common, and usually only designed into high-end, architectural, Auckland homes.
Cedar Cladding isn't very common in Christchurch, but you do find it in high-end spec homes, mostly in Auckland. Particularly in older housing. A Cedar clad is usually used in new, upmarket spec homes and is very durable. The repair process is the same process as timber weatherboard cladding.
Timber Weatherboard Cladding
Again, Timber is the most common of materials to finish or clad an Auckland or Christchurch home with, specifically amongst older housing. The most common problem we have with timber weatherboard is that timber tends to get Wood Borer and rots. We usually replace the weatherboards and undertake borer treatment.
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 extensive repairs and renovations.
This is one of the most common types of exterior cladding in Christchurch specifically. Brick buildings experienced cracking during the 2011 earthquakes that now require grind-out, repointing and, as a worst-case scenario, a complete re-clad process (Re-bricking). Here is an example of Brick re-clad work that wasn't done correctly. Again, Wrightway Construction has been contracted to rectify.
How It Works
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. With exterior cladding, we can 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.
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.
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 a range of possible anomalies that we might encounter.
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.
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.
Once completed, your home will have transformed, our senior cladding specialists will have ultimately provided additional insulation during the process, and you’ll have a top 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.
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