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Fibre Cement Cladding


Fibre Cement Cladding

Standard operational practice dressed up as a Green feature.

This is one of the most pervasive 'greenwash' claims.

Devoid of any real Green features, the manufacturer's marketing department will make the best of what's available.

When you have no environmental story to tell you invent one so you can claim to have one.

Environmental Asbestos-free, Environmentally friendly asbestos-free

Highly cost effective weatherproofing


Available in a range of painted colours
Requires no special precautions
  • But normal precautions are probably recommended or at least advisable
Has excellent noise and thermal insulation properties
  • fibre cement is dense and has a very poor R value and there is very little of the material so this is a pretty weak claim
  • Fibre cement is dense and may offer some decrement delay but there is so little material that this could not be claimed
  • fibre cement is dense so could offer some acoustic resistance but there is so little material that this is a pretty weak claim.
Is available with a 30 year guarantee (on request)
  • if you don't formally ask before you start there will probably be no guarantee
  • add this requirement to the specification

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Fibre Cement Cladding

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Fibre Cement Cladding
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