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Many New Zealand homes were built during an era where leaky homes were common and now property owners are feeling the long-term consequences of questionable building practices. The demand for house recladding in Auckland has skyrocketed as it provides homeowners the ability to fix their leaky homes while giving the exterior a fresh look.

When recladding a leaky home, it’s vital to replace any rotting timber found within the frame. This means that an extremely detailed property inspection needs to take place to map out the undertaking and address the underlying problems. Platinum Pacific has a wealth of experience working with leaky homes, using the latest technology and knowledge to offer efficient and high-quality recladding services.

All repairs that require the replacement of a failed cladding system require Building Consent. Read below to learn how Platinum Pacific approaches house recladding.

The 6 Steps to Recladding:

We’ve found that, generally, a recladding project will consist of six vital steps to be completed properly:

  1. Planning
  • Establish the extent of the problem/damage and begin working on the best practical solution
  • Meeting with council inspectors, the project manager, owner, and building professionals to discuss potential issues that could arise
  1. Building Preparation
  • Scaffolding is safely and securely in place
  • Tarpaulins/shrinkwrap protecting the building from weather
  • Using dust covers and plastic sheets for internal work, when appropriate
  1. Removal & Exposure
  • Removing and disposing of the existing cladding in the appropriate manner
  • Carefully remove and store window joinery
  • Timber Remediation Specialist to assess and provide report
  • Council inspector will inspect the exposed frame
  1. Repair Work (The Big Job)
  • Repair any damaged components and replace all rotten timber
  • Make any necessary modifications or repairs to the roof/junction/decks
  • Apply timber preservative to existing timber (new framing is pre-treated)
  • Upgrade or install new joinery
  • Council inspection carried out
  1. The Reclad
  • New cladding is installed to a professional standard
  • An inspection of the new cladding is carried out during the cladding install process
  1. The Final Touches
  • Re-painting where necessary
  • Removing scaffolding and other materials from the site
  • A final inspection is carried out

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What is recladding, and why is it important?

Home recladding is the process of replacing a building's existing cladding with new materials, including the roof where necessary. This is often necessary to fix leaky homes and weather tightness issues caused by shoddy building practices during the leaky building crisis.

It is essential to replace rotting timber found within the frame during the house recladding process, making it vital to hire experienced recladding specialists like Platinum Pacific. Recladding a house can give it a fresh look while fixing any damage and restoring its weather tightness.

What are the six steps to recladding a house?

Recladding is a complex process that requires careful planning and execution.

Generally, a recladding project will consist of six vital steps to be completed properly, including planning, building preparation, removal and exposure, repair work, home recladding, and final touches.

During the process, the existing cladding is removed, and any damage to the timber framing underneath is addressed.

Repair work, such as replacing rotten timber, will take place before recladding with new materials. A pre-construction site meeting may also occur to assess any steep or tricky site access issues that may impact the recladding process.

What are the estimated costs of a recladding project?

The cost to reclad a house depends on several key factors, including the size of the property, the property type, the materials used, and the project's costs.

The total cost will largely depend on the property's current state, including the extent of the damage, the moisture testing results, and the level of structural damage, if any.

It's important to work with an experienced renovation consultant who can give you an accurate cost estimate and a fixed cost to avoid additional costs during the home recladding process.

What is the Building Consent process for recladding?

All repairs that require the replacement of a failed cladding system require Building Consent, which is a formal approval from the Auckland Council.

During the home recladding process, Platinum Pacific will work with you to establish the extent of the problem and begin working on the best practical solution while keeping in mind the council's guidelines.

This includes moisture testing, checking framing underneath, and pre-wrap installation to ensure the new cladding complies with the New Zealand construction industry standards.

What is the importance of window and door joinery during recladding?

During the recladding process, it's important to carefully remove and store window and door joinery to ensure they remain intact and can be reinstalled once the new cladding is installed. If existing joinery is reused it must be modified and resealed.

Most homeowners opt for new double-glazed joinery which can provide a more cost effective solution for the long term. The quality of the joinery and how it fits into the new cladding system is crucial to maintaining the weather tightness of your home and avoiding any future weather tightness issues.

What are the different types of cladding systems that can be used for re cladding a house?

There are various types of cladding systems that can be used for recladding a house, including timber weatherboards, precast concrete panels, brick veneer, and plaster cladding.
Platinum Pacific can help you choose the best exterior cladding for your property type and living patterns while taking into account New Zealand's unique climate conditions.
Monolithic plaster cladding is a popular choice, but it can be more costly in some areas than other types of cladding systems.

What should I know about the costs of house recladding?

If you're considering replacing your house cladding, it's important to be aware of the estimated recladding costs for your property type and location.
The reclad cost can vary depending on factors such as the size of your home, the type of cladding you choose, and any additional work that needs to be done.
It's important to work with a reputable recladding specialist who can provide an accurate cost estimate for your specific project.
At Platinum Pacific, we offer competitive pricing and transparency throughout the recladding process. Contact us today to learn more about our services and pricing.

How do I know if my home needs recladding?

If you're in Auckland and wondering if your home needs recladding, look for signs like water leaks, mould growth, or deteriorating cladding. 

These issues are common consequences of leaky homes, prevalent in Auckland due to past building practices. 

Platinum Pacific specialises in recladding in Auckland, offering a professional assessment to identify problems and address them efficiently. If you notice any concerning signs, contact us for a comprehensive evaluation. 

Reclad in Auckland with Platinum Pacific to rectify weather tightness issues and restore the integrity of your home, ensuring a durable and aesthetically pleasing exterior.

What causes leaky homes, and how does recladding address this issue?

Leaky homes in Auckland often result from poor building practices during construction, leading to weathertightness issues. 

Platinum Pacific specialises in house recladding in Auckland, addressing these concerns through our expert recladding services. We replace existing cladding to enhance weather resistance and prevent further damage. 

Our comprehensive approach involves assessing and rectifying underlying issues, providing a long-term solution. With a focus on quality and efficiency, Platinum Pacific's recladding services ensure homes in Auckland regain their integrity and protection against weather-related challenges. 

Trust us for a professional and reliable solution to address the root causes of leaky homes.

Can I choose the type of cladding material for my recladding project?

Certainly, as reputable recladding specialists on the North Shore, Platinum Pacific empowers homeowners to choose the cladding material for their project. 

Offering a range of options including timber weatherboards, precast concrete panels, brick veneer, and plaster cladding, we guide you in selecting the best fit for your needs. 

Our expertise ensures that your chosen material not only enhances the aesthetic appeal but also meets the unique climate conditions of your recladding on the North Shore. 

Trust Platinum Pacific for personalised recladding solutions, allowing you to customise and rejuvenate your home's exterior with the material of your preference.

How long does the entire recladding process usually take?

The duration of the recladding process varies based on project complexity. As experienced in re-cladding projects, Platinum Pacific ensures an efficient and timely process. 

While timelines depend on factors like the extent of damage and the property's size, our expert team keeps clients informed throughout. With a commitment to transparency and quality, Platinum Pacific streamlines the recladding experience, minimising disruptions. 

Trust us for a swift and effective recladding process, ensuring your property is protected and aesthetically revitalized. Explore the benefits of our recladding services to safeguard your home with the expertise of Platinum Pacific.

Do I need to vacate my home during the recladding process?

In most cases of house recladding, there's typically no need for residents to vacate their homes. Platinum Pacific ensures a minimally disruptive process, allowing homeowners to remain comfortably in their homes during recladding. 

Our team takes measures to mitigate disruptions, providing a smooth experience throughout the project. 

With a focus on efficiency and client comfort, Platinum Pacific's house recladding services are designed to enhance your home's integrity without causing undue inconvenience to occupants. 

Trust us for a seamless recladding process that prioritises your convenience and the protection of your property.

What kind of maintenance is required for the new cladding after installation?

After our expert recladding in Auckland, minimal maintenance is needed for the new cladding. 

Platinum Pacific's professional installation ensures durability and weather resistance.. We recommend a regular housewash for the exterior of the house and regular checks for any signs of wear and tear, also checking the condition of the paint. Re-painting of claddings is recommended every 5 -8 years, depending on the location, type of cladding and the paint used. If the cladding is stained, re-staining will need to be more regular, again depending on location, elevation and type of cladding.

Trust Platinum Pacific for a reliable and low-maintenance solution to protect and enhance your Auckland property. Our reclad in Auckland services offer not only aesthetic improvements but also long-term durability, reducing the need for extensive maintenance in the future. 

Choose us for a hassle-free re cladding experience with lasting results.