What is it?
A range of cladding that features a horizontal ship-lapped joint. Pre-primed and easy to install, Stria™ cladding is the fast way to achieve a timeless and classic look that endures.
Where do you use it?
In residential applications wherever a timeless, classic and enduring look is required, including external walls in composite or full wrap construction, upper-storey and ground-level extensions, and internal feature walls.
What are the key benefits?
Speed. Stria™ cladding is the fast and simple way to create a timeless and classic look. Once the first board is fixed level, the shiplapped joint on the next extra-wide, 4.2m long board is fixed to the top of the previous board and can be joined on or off the stud. For a clasic rendered and raked masonary look, compare this to the slower process of laying bricks, rendering, scoring and painting (and with all the associated mess and scheduling of different trades).
Design options. There are three profiles to choose from in the Stria™ cladding range.each offering a variation of a 'clasic' look.
Stria™ cladding - standard profile 325mm wide
14mm thick with a square horizontal edge that gives the timeless charm and classic appeal of decorative rendered and raked masonary.
Stria™ cladding - wide profile 405mm wide
14mm thick with a square horizontal edge that gives the timeless charm and classic appeal of decorative rendered block-work.
Stria™ cladding - splayed profile 255mm wide
16mm thick with a splayed horizontal edge that gives the timeless charm and classic look of traditional timber.
And each of these looks can be further enhanced by your choice of corner detailing, for example,aluminium, mitred or Scyon™ Axent™ trim. Easy-to-cut mitred corners mean that horizontal lines warp the building seamlessly. Alternatively, Scyon™ Axent™ trim can provide a contrast. Plus, a vertical flashing stop provides a 15mm vertical groove to match the horizontal for a more geometric treatment
Low maintenance. Stria cladding will maintain its integrity and general appearance significantly longer than timber. Some timber is susceptible to cracking in exterior applications, which in turn can lead to shrinking or warping. Stria cladding will resist shrinking, swelling and cracking * to hold paint longer than wood, and can also be painted dark as well as light colours.
Extra security. Not only does James Hardie provide a 25-year product warranty on Stria cladding.
Enhances energy efficiency. When Stria cladding is used with the right insulation (and in accordance with James Hardie’s Wall System Thermal Performance Total R-Values Technical Supplement), an R-value of up to 2.8 can be achieved for the wall. The ability to use a cavity construction system adds to energy efficiency and helps moisture management.
*When installed and maintained correctly.