How To Build a Container Home
"Simple Simons" Simple Guide to Building a Container Home

Chapter 8-EXTERNAL CLADDING Give it the ‘Wow’ Factor

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Table of Contents.
Chapter 1:
Buying the shipping container “Ideal buying strategy"
Chapter 2.
Budget
“what will it all cost?”
Chapter 3.
Finance
“Tell the bank “SHOW ME THE MONEY”
Chapter 4.
Council Approvals
“do you need a building permit?”
Chapter 5.
Site Preparation
“Old School Basics"
Chapter 6.
Construction
“Go Ahead! MAKE MY DAY"
Chapter 7.
Plumbing and Electrical
“Out of the box ideas"
Chapter 8.
External Cladding
“Give it the WOW Factor”
Chapter 9.
Insulation to the walls
“Hot is Not the best"
Chapter 10.
Internal Lining
“Make it a home"
Chapter 11.
Doors and Fittings
“Separate the rooms"
Chapter 12.
Moldings
“Window and doors architraves"
Chapter 13.
PC Items
“Kitchens,sinks and vanity units"
Chapter 14.
Tiling and Painting
"The Big Finish”
Chapter 15.
Final Inspections
“Clean up and lay the carpet"
 

Shipping Container External Cladding

Give it the ‘Wow’ Factor

“You can add great features to the external wall of the shipping container."

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Cladding can give your home a whole new look

A mix of timber and steel cladding can give it a stunning look, but is usually best with a small amount of feature product.

The cladding materials and combinations that are trending at the moment are colour-bond steel, mini orb and natural timber.

There are many types of cladding available on the market

Cladding is the perfect way to decorate and protect your walls and it really is available in so many different systems. However, how do you know where to start looking if you’re on a budget? Here we’ve put together a list of some of the more economical cladding options.

Vinyl Cladding is an Excellent Option

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Perhaps the ultimate option for cladding when you’re on a budget is vinyl cladding.  Why? Vinyl cladding is incredibly long lasting and it is practically zero maintenance, which means that once it’s installed, you can forget about it for years to come.  You don’t have to worry about painting it, treating it for termites, it fading, warping or corroding, or anything else.  You just have to give it a wash every year or so.  Vinyl cladding is also perfect if you really want the look of stone or timber cladding but can’t afford the real thing as it is available at a fraction of the cost of real stone or real timber.  Most people won’t even know it’s different unless they are looking up close.

 

Old but New Fibre Cement Cladding

When you think of fibre cement cladding, you might think of the old 50s and 60s houses, and thus automatically think that it’s a bit old fashioned.  That’s simply not the case anymore.  The new fibre cement is incredibly cost effective to buy and install and it is being used on even the most expensive of designer homes.  You can even render over it for smoothness and style

 

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