Weathertex can be cut and installed using standard carpentry tools, in accordance with our Installation Manual. Lightweight product allowing for single-person installation. Off-stud joining options can save you time and money.
Off-stud joining option enables minimal waste and less timber stud layout. For continuous walls, less than 5.5m, all product-specific joining methods may be used. On continuous walls greater than 5.5m, traditional & aluminium joining methods must only be used. For continuous walls greater than 11m long, engineers/designers must assess additional requirements for frame and cladding control joints, alternatively please call Weathertex (Ph 1800 040 080) for additional advice.
NOTES: For specific joining methods applicable to each product, refer to specific product section of the Installation Manual
The extent and nature of maintenance will depend on product type (Natural or primed) and the geographical location and UV exposure of the intallation. Further information can be found in Weathertex Installation Manual Section 1.7.
Weathertex have a range of third party Specification sheets that detail the best practices and products to use when painting or staining the Weathertex primed or Natural ranges. Our ‘Natural Styles’ guide explains the different methods that can be used to achieve a wide range of unique looks using our Natural (unprimed) boards. We recommend everyone read this before using our Natural range. You can also order FREE online samples to test any products, colours or styles first.
Weathertex’s Primed weatherboards and Weathergroove panels are guaranteed not to rot, split or crack for 25 years. Our Natural range of products and Rubix panels are guaranteed not to rot, split or crack for 10 years
Weathertex is the preferred cladding manufacturer by many builders, architects and designers all over the world, with history dating back to 1939. 100% Australian owned, Weathertex offers a wide range of high quality timber cladding, made using only PEFC certified state forest or privately sourced hardwoods. The logs are chipped, pulped and pressed with 3% natural wax to make Australian eco-friendly, timber products that are completely natural with no chemical additives. Weathertex’s ‘better than zero carbon footprint’ means that more carbon is stored in the timber used to make Weathertex than is produced during its manufacture. Weathertex is unmatched at this price-point in terms of its eco-sensitivity.
Weathertex products are mostly supplied primed, ready for painting on site using a water-based acrylic paint after installation. However, Weathertex is also available as ‘Natural’ an unprimed version which provides a unique appearance with the characteristics and look of raw, undressed timber. Weathertex’s Natural products are covered by a 10 year warranty against rotting, cracking or splitting, which is unmated by any other natural timber cladding product. Please see the warranty section of this website. The Weathertex product range is subject to availability by your Country’s distributor. Please contact your distributor details on the Weathertex products available in your region. Click Here for our suppliers map
Weathertex is 97% hardwood timber and 3% natural wax for water repellency. White acrylic primer is then applied to the surface. The accessory products are made from a range of materials including Polycarbonate/ ABS Alloy (PC/ABS), aluminium and galvanised steel. Weathertex joiners are designed to match their relevant range and profile and make joining Weathertex cladding easy, while creating a strong join that also allows for timber contraction and expansion. Concealed joiners are a different option that minimises the appearance of the joiner by sitting behind the cladding.
Weathertex has similar properties to most natural wood products. Made from 97% hardwood timber and 3% wax, Weathertex is Low VOC and has no Silica, Gles, resins or Formaldehyde. A Safety Data Sheet (SDS) is available in accordance with Worksafe Australia Guidelines and the following statement is made in the MSDS. Weathertex is a reconstituted wood product made from wood, and wax. Exposure to wood dust may cause irritation to the eyes, respiratory system and skin, and may cause sensitisation by inhalation resulting in asthma, and by skin contact resulting in dermatitis. In addition, inhalation of wood dust may cause cancer. Worksafe Australia has established Exposure Standards for wood dust, based on the known health effects. Levels of wood dust must be kept below these Exposure Standards.
The Australian Standard AS3959-2018: Construction of Buildings in Bush fire Prone Areas, provides the framework for what is now acceptable in building throughout most of Australia. Weathertex is suitable for use in BAL-LOW, BAL-12.5 and BAL-19 construction levels. Consult your council for further information regarding what is acceptable for the region.
Weathertex Classic weatherboards are truly an Australian Classic Weatherboard used to create a clean, smart-looking home.
Primelok weatherboards are manufactured with a Primelok fixing system, a plastic spline on the back of each weatherboard, designed for easy installation.
Selflok weatherboards are manufactured with a self locking system, where each weatherboard is routed to give a unique ship lapped profile.
Weathertex currently provides a warranty which protects against a variety of conditions including (but not exclusive of) the product supplied being fit for purpose, and will not rot, split or crack. In addition to this, Weathertex is warranted against termite attack provided the following conditions are adhered to. A termite mitigation plan must be in place and maintained from the time that the Weathertex is installed and for the life of the product. Provided that the plan and its maintenance can be demonstrated then the normal Weathertex 25 year warranty at the time of purchase will apply.
Please Note: Weathertex should not be used in contact with the ground. Our fixing instructions state that there should be at least 150mm clearance between the bottom edge of Weathertex and paved surfaces which are exposed to the weather and at least 225mm clearance to unprotected ground. For Further information please refer to Weathertex Installation Manual Section 1.5.
Yes. The Weathertex Customer Service Centre is able to mail customers brochures and samples of Weathertex products. You can browse Products on our website to gain an understanding of the various ranges, then add free samples to your cart and brochures when you checkout. Alternatively, please call Weathertex Customer Service on 1800 040 080.
Due to privacy Weathertex is unable to provide locations as to where finished Weathertex homes are located. To view Weathertex homes you can browse our Website Gallery.
Weathertex Shingles are not warranted as a primary roofing material. Fire regulations in most regions require the use of non-combustible roofing materials. However, Weathertex Shingles can provide pleasing decorative solutions such as permanent awnings over windows or as a roofing material for a garden gazebo or cabana.
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Off stud joining option enables minimal waste and less timber stud layout. For continuous walls less than 5.5m, all product specific joining methods may be used. On continuous walls greater than 5.5m, traditional & aluminium joining methods must only be used. For continuous walls greater than 11m long, engineers/designers must assess additional requirements for frame and cladding control joints, alternatively please call Weathertex (Ph 1800 040 080) for additional advice.
NOTES: For specific joining methods applicable to each product, refer to specific product section of Installation Manual
“Vapour permeable membrane must be used under all Weathertex external wall systems. The vapour permeable membrane allows for the controlled escape of vapour from within the building whilst restricting the ingress of liquid moisture.
Weathertex recommends the use of Vapour permeable membrane in conjunction with the Weathertex Cavity Installation System to provide the best protection against condensation problems such as mould, timber rot, corrosion and loss of thermal resistance. Resources such as the ABCB Condensation Handbook and NATSPEC offer general information on condensation principles.
NOTE: Soft compressible products such as insulation installed directly between the front of the wall studs and Weathertex cladding is not compatible with Weathertex products and will void the product warranty. The permeability and vapour resistance of materials should be considered in the context of their application. The designers/architects/engineer should consider strategies to mitigate condensation risks in the design with relevance to local climate conditions. Suitable membrane products for moisture control in hot wet and humid conditions (Climate Zone 1) should be discussed with the membrane manufacturer. For further information please refer to the Weathertex Installation Manual, Section 1.5. “
Installing Weathertex onto a steel frame is generally similar to installing Weathertex on a timber frame. Weathertex supports both frame types. In accordance with the NCC a rigid thermal break with R-value no less than 0.2 must be installed between the Weathertex external cladding and the metal framing members to separate both elements. When installing Weathertex on a Steel Frame, thermal break battens create a cavity system. For further information please refer to the Weathertex Installation Manual Section 1.9.
A cavity batten is a 1200mm x 45mm batten designed to provide separation between the breather membrane, a physical barrier between the studs and the external cladding, on the wall frame and the external cladding. A cavity closer is a steel strip that must be installed at the base of the wall, designed to stop vermin and other material entering the cavity. For further information please refer to the Weathertex Installation Manual.
To provide the best protection for your wall against moisture and mould related problems Weathertex highly recommends the use of a cavity fixing system. Fixing over the Weathertex cavity system provides the best defence for your internal lining, frame,
insulation and cladding against sick home syndrome. A cavity system creates a space within the wall that allows airflow to remove any moisture that accumulates in this space either from wind driven rain or condensation.
If the cavity system is not the chosen method of construction, sufficient ventilation within the wall must be otherwise provided or warranty may be void. For further information please refer to the Weathertex Installation Manual.
Installers must be sure to use the correct fastener suitable for the intended use, full specifications are availble in Weathertex Installation Manual. Please contact Weathertex Technical if you have further queries Ph 1800 040 080.
The durability of Weathertex products with 1000kg/m3 product density and a massive 32mpa bending strength makes it ideal for high traffic/high impact applications. Weathertex is Warranted against rotting, cracking or splitting for up to 25 years.
Whether you’re building or renovating your home or project and looking for inspirational ideas or want to visualise our wide range of profiles in your own design, Weathertex Inspirational Designs Virtual App is the ideal tool. If you have your own design or want to re-clad an existing area, simply upload your photo the app and see how Weathertex profiles can transform your area. You can print, save and share your perfect design with your friends and family. As well as bring in your design to your local store when making your Weathertex purchase