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Key Features

Superior strength and durability from lightweight 9mm thick compressed fibre cement panels.

Extra weather resistance from the unique Ceminseal® water block technology.

Design with confidence. CodeMark Certified CM20198.

They can be used where non-combustible materials are required. As per the National Construction Code.

The natural beauty of concrete and durability of fibre cement combine together spectacularly with Barestone Original Cladding. This precise concrete style fits well with modern and industrial building designs.

Barestone Original Cladding has a blend of warm greys and light greys. The dark valleys of the modern express joints juxtapose these light colours. This helps the geometric shapes created by the joints dominate the aesthetic.

This makes for striking facades and dynamic internal feature walls.

Express joints create clean lines and dynamic facades. An express joint is simply the consistent 10mm gap surrounding each square edged panel. This is where designers can be creative.

Orient panels vertically or horizontally. Cut them down and arrange them in any number of geometric layouts including Linear, Staggered, Grid, Half Bond (brick style), Skirt panel, Asymmetrical or even Random layouts.

The warm tones and light greys in Barestone Original easily compliment other building materials. Especially warm timber features (Like Territory Woodlands Teak and Cedar Cladding).

There are 3 Barestone Original cladding products. The two different length exterior products are finished with Ceminseal water-blocking technology. And one interior product with an effective stain-resistant coating.

Barestone cladding is made to strict quality standards. However, as with natural timber and stone, every Barestone panel is unique in colour and patterning. Some panels may have larger areas of lighter and darker colouring. And sometimes there may be white or black mineral deposits. This randomness and uniqueness is what gives Barestone its character and is not a fault.

Barestone® Applications

  • Apartment Facades

  • Ceilings

  • Commercial Facades

  • Eaves

  • External Cladding

  • Feature Walls

  • Internal Linings

  • Soffits


Technical Information

Barestone Original Cladding Installation

External Installation

There are two exterior cladding systems, one for commercial buildings and one for detached homes.

  • Commercial buildings. Use the versatile Commercial ExpressWall® top hat fixing system. It creates a Pressure Equalized Ventilated Cavity System to enhance weather resistance and moisture management.
  • Detached homes. Use a conventional and cost-effective practice of installing the panels onto timber battens.

Internal Installation

Fix panels to timber, non-structural light gauge steel framing, masonry, concrete, and other suitable substrates in two ways.

  • Concealed fixing. Adhesive products are used to install to timber or steel studs.
  • Exposed fasteners. Exposed head screws or Barestone rivets can be used on steel studs.

For peace of mind, Barestone Original is CodeMark Certified CM20198. Panels can be used whenever a non-combustible material is required by NCC2022 Clause C2D10 (6)(d) [NCC2019: C1.9 (e)(iv)].

The Barestone wall system can achieve a Bushfire Attack Level of up to BAL40 when constructed in accordance with Australian Standard AS3959 and Cemintel’s design and installation guides.

Barestone Spectral Reflectivity Values

ProductSolar Reflectance %Solar Absorbtance %Basix ColourRelevant Standard
Barestone Original39.860.2 (+/-1.2)MediumASTM E903-12
Barestone Ash23.076.1 (+/- 0.7)DarkASTM E903-12
Barestone Lunar14.385.7 (+/-0.4)DarkASTM E903-12
Barestone Graphite8.791.3 (+/-0.3)DarkASTM E903-12

Barestone Original Product Specifications

Spacing (mm)
Effective Cover
Per Unit (m2)
Width (mm)
Per Unit
Warranty (Years)
99487Barestone Original External120024009SmoothPrefinishedn/a2.88120017.851.2610BAL-40
99486Barestone Original External120030009SmoothPrefinishedn/a3.6120017.864.0810BAL-40
135243Barestone Original Internal120024009SmoothPrefinishedn/a2.88120017.851.2610BAL-40
140990Barestone Original Internal120030009SmoothPrefinishedn/a3.6120017.864.0810BAL-40

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