Cemintel Simpleline are smooth wall cladding panels with subtle ship-lap joints. The absence of grooves, shadow lines and texture gives it a minimalist appearance. A wall solution which provides visual relief to mixed cladding facade designs. Or it’s blank space which puts the design focus on the building’s form.
The ship-lap joints where the panels connect contribute a subtle vertical express joint aesthetic. The biggest design choice is colour.
Choose between standard exterior grade paint or, for a more matte effect, choose a texture coat. Whites and greys are popular with more vibrant colours reserved for small feature walls.
Simpleline Weatherboards Information
Simpleline cladding is simple by name and simple by nature. The large panels allow installers to cover a lot of external wall area quickly. The ship-lap joints help the panels slot together easily. Nail-gun fixings help speed up panel installation too.
In new home construction it’s a good solution for external broad walls and garage walls where speed of construction wins over carefully considered design decisions.
A subtle 3.5 mm deep V-shaped expressed joint is visible. Care should be taken to plan the cladding panel layout on front and rear facades. Start in the centre and work out for a neat symmetrical look. Or align the joints with windows or design features to minimize groove visibility.
One way to turn Simpleline into decorative wall panels is to add vertical battens. A contemporary board and batten look uses Cemintel Trims installed vertically. On 1200 mm wide sheets they can be installed at 600, 400 or 300mm intervals which makes sure they conceal the shiplap joint every 1200mm. The 19 x 45 x 4200 batten creates a standing seam cladding style. Larger battens, like the 38 x 89 x 3640, are more suited to larger scale walls.
Simpleline Weatherboards Installation
There are two methods of installation:
- Directly fix the cladding to timber using the specified nails. Or to light gauge steel frames using screws. This is the most cost-effective installation.
- Cavity fix by installing battens or top-hats to the frame first. Then install the cladding to the battens or top-hats leaving a drained and vented cavity. This installation method suits buildings which are subject to higher wind loads or have a higher weatherproofing risk.
It’s deemed suitable for use in applications where non-combustible materials are specified as per the National Construction Code Volume One clause C2D1 Deemed-to-Satisfy Provisions (6) (d).
Simpleline cladding is suitable for Bushfire Attack Levels up to BAL-40 when constructed in accordance with Australian Standards AS3959.
External walls in bushfire zones can be upgraded to BAL-FZ the weatherboards are part of a fire rated plasterboard wall system.
Simpleline Weatherboards Product Specifications
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