Duraplank™ is general-purpose fibre cement weatherboard look cladding system for exterior BGC Fibre Cement applications. The manufactured plank is inspired by traditional weatherboards featuring similarities in appearance and installation methods. Fibre cement cladding systems such as Duraplank™ is a trusted choice for builders, designers and architects, DIYers and homeowners alike.
Unlike timber weatherboards, Duraplank™ is not subject to timber rot, decay, or white ant damage and non-combustible. The result is a safer, more durable cladding that requires minimum maintenance.
In its appealing looks and easy installation, Duraplank™ is available in Smooth and Woodgrain finishes and is ideal for exterior cladding of upper storey conversions or ground level extensions. Each option is aesthetically pleasing with a different look to suit the style of your next project. The range includes a smooth finish, a woodgrain for an authentic weatherboard look – Duraplank™ boasts the strength and durability to withstand the rigours of everyday life.
The two finishes create two very different looks, depending on whether your project calls for a more traditional or modern look, you could specify:
Woodgrain – mimicking the look of woodgrain. The woodgrain finish creates a traditional look of timber weatherboards without the maintenance of timber.
Smooth – a modern look with a smooth finish with long clean lines creating a seamless fresh look.
Duraplank™ has been designed to withstand the harsh Australian conditions, is cost effective and low maintenance.
Technical Product Information
Duraplank™ is manufactured from Portland cement, finely ground silica, cellulose fibres and water. Planks are cured in a high-pressure steam autoclave to create a durable, dimensionally stable product.
BGC Fibre Cement warrants that their products are free from defects caused by faulty manufacture or materials for the following period from the date of purchase for 25 years for the Duraplank™ range.
Energy Efficient Insulation
Energy efficiency requirements have been introduced into the for both commercial and residential buildings. Thermal heat transfer into and out of the building will affect the running cost of the building. Architects, engineers and building designers will carefully consider the thermal heat transfer of every project.
Fibre cement has insulating properties that minimise heat retention in summer and heat loss in winter.
Features & Benefits
There are many features and benefits to installing the Duraplank™ cladding system. Duraplank™ is a similar style to traditional weatherboards, allowing for a more traditional looks without the risks of decay, rot, or white ant damage of timber.
The durable fibre cement cladding systems have excellent thermal and noise insulation properties as well as good weather-proofing properties.
Requiring minimal maintenance. Duraplank™ is safe and durable complying with BAL29 as required in AS3959:2018 – Construction of buildings in bushfire prone areas.
Duraplank™ is a durable option ideal for the external cladding of your next project.