External Cladding FAQ

CLADDING FAQ2020-06-18T10:09:42+10:00

External Cladding FAQ | North Coast Cladding

External cladding in vinyl is a very popular way to uplift the look and function of your home or commercial building. If this is the first time you’ve considered external cladding in vinyl as an option and to make your research easier, we’ve compiled a list of the most commonly ask questions we get asked. We can’t cover everything, but hopefully this brief External Cladding FAQ will help and if the question you’d like answered isn’t covered here, by far the best way to find out more about external cladding is to give us a call for an informal, no-obligation chat.

My house is older and changes with the seasons. Will the cladding warp as a result?2020-06-16T07:05:22+10:00

No. That’s one big difference between North Coast Cladding and other installers. We have years of experience installing vinyl cladding on Northern Rivers and North Coast New South Wales housed, both old and new. With older houses of timber construction, we understand that they move and change shape slightly due to changes in the environment. Increased heat or humidity and the degree of moisture in the ground plays a big part in the amount that an older house might change shape. When we do an installation, we draw on our experience to look for clues as to the direction and degree of movement in a house or building and then allow for that movement in the methods we use to affix the cladding. This ensures that the cladding won’t warp, but rather will adapt to the movement within a tolerance that will maintain a plumb appearance.

Do you provide commercial as well as domestic cladding installation services?2020-06-15T21:02:20+10:00

Yes we do. Predominantly we service domestic or home customers, however the same materials, skills and installation know how applies to our commercial customers. As well as serving real estate investors either directly or through their agents, we also serve property developers and work in conjunction with builders to provide the best possible commercial cladding installations possible. If you’re looking for a professional cladding installer for your own home, investment property or commercial premises, look no further than the team at North Coast Cladding.

Do you have to visit in order to give me an estimate?2020-06-16T07:06:21+10:00

Since we charge our service by linear metre, we are able to provide estimates remotely if you are able to give use the approximate measurements of the wall areas you’d like us to clad. It can also be useful if you accompany any measurements with photos of your existing wall conditions and any windows, doorways, eves or other features that will need to be framed with vinyl cladding.

Is Vinyl cladding fireproof?2020-06-16T07:06:31+10:00

No, however it can’ burn on it’s own like wood or other combustible materials and so it is termed Flame resistant. In practical terms this means that it can’t be set alight by ember strike, but if the ambient heat from a fire comes too close, the cladding will be damaged.

How long will it take for you to clad my home?2020-06-16T07:06:45+10:00

By the time you’ve placed your deposit we would have already surveyed your building, measured and given you an estimate to complete the project. On receipt of your deposit, we order all of the necessary materials and fittings and schedule a time to commence shortly after the materials arrive. For an average size house with standard site preparation needed, an installation usually takes about four days to complete. We also pride ourselves in our ability to identify ways of reducing the impact on your lifestyle before, during and after the install.

How many different colours are there to choose from?2020-06-16T07:06:54+10:00

Currently we have 9 colours to choose from. These colours have been developed intentionally to be slightly off neutral and subtle based on years of learning and customer feedback. You can see the full range of colours HERE, but please be aware that we can only approximate the colours on a computer. To see the exact colour choices, request a callback and we’ll bring it with us when we quote on your job.

Will cladding provide insulation for my home?2020-06-16T07:07:03+10:00

Yes it can, but this depends on the type of cladding used. Our Everlast range includes snug molded CFC free Polystyrene between the old wall and the new exterior surface. The result is a substantial insulative effect that is intended to take some of the pressure off your existing insulation on especially hot days.

Do I need to have my house painted before it’s clad?2020-06-16T07:07:14+10:00

No. Another great advantage of vinyl cladding is that it can be installed directly over the old surface with minimal preparation required. This helps overcome a big problem especially with older houses where it is likely that lead paint was used. Often, the best and most affordable strategy when dealing with lead painted houses, if to simply seal the old paint permanently away from the elements. No sanding or special toxin removal equipment needed.

Why should I choose vinyl cladding over other types of cladding like fibre-board or wood?2020-06-16T07:07:26+10:00

Vinyl cladding has many advantages over other materials. Chief among them is the cost component. Over the life of the installation, substantial savings are gained because of the extremely low maintenance required. Usually, a wash with a strong garden hose is all that’s needed to restore the look of your vinyl clad home as good as new. Since the pigment in the cladding runs through the entire thickness of the material, colour fastness is another great advantage; whereas other materials will always need regular painting or maintenance to preserve longevity.

Brett did a great job. The house looks like a different place. He was prompt, reliable, gave great advice and cleared up afterwards. Highly recommended!


Nice job Brett & Tom. Very professional service. House looks so neat!


Wow, what a job! It is absolutely perfect. Brett and his off-sider are lovely to deal with and very professional. I highly recommend his services. 11 out of 10..


Great job done to make my old house look like new again!



Brett and his team provided a very high standard of service from start to finish. They were prompt,thorough,courteous and the finished project was excellent. Highly recommend North Coast Cladding.


Wow, what a job! It is absolutely perfect. Brett and his off-sider are lovely to deal with and very professional. I highly recommend his services. 11 out of 10.



Brett and the team transformed our tired old farm house. Their attention to detail and commitment to give a high standard finish was delivered in bucket loads.
Brett went above and beyond and solved a few tricky issues that we as clients didn’t think of.
I highly recommend Brett and the team… Thanks again Brett we truly appreciate everything you have done.


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Vinyl Cladding | Our Service Areas

As a local, family owned business, we’ve been proudly servicing the Northern Rivers and North Coast of New South Wales for well over 20 years. Some of the areas within reach of our cladding service capabilities include but are not limited to:

Lismore, Tenterfield, Casino, Kyogle, Nimbin, Dunoon, Modanville, Rappville, Yamba, New Italy, Evans Head, Coffs Harbour, Ballina, Lennox Head, Byron Bay, Mullumbimby, Ocean Shores, Murwillumbah, Coolangatta and Tweed Heads.

For a free, no obligation quote call Brett on: 0411 103 468

Or, if it’s now after hours, please use this form to request a callback and we’ll be in touch promptly.

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