Six benefits of fibre cement cladding

Invented in the late 1800s, fibre cement was, and remains, a popular construction material due to its versatility and myriad advantages for building and construction. We list six benefits of fibre cement cladding for the builder and homeowner.

Lightweight
Fibre cement cladding is lightweight, which makes it not only quicker, easier and more cost-effective to transport to site, but quick and easy to install with minimal load imposed on the structure to which it is fixed.

Impact resistant and durable
Thanks to the rugged nature of fibre cement cladding, it is a highly durable, impact- and abrasion-resistant material that lasts. These qualities make fibre cement cladding ideal for heavy-use public environments, like schools, hospitals and places of worship.

Quick and tidy installation
The composition of fibre cement cladding makes installation quick and easy, and being easy to cut to specification, fibre cement cladding installation comes with less mess, fuss and wastage.

Water- and fire-resistant
Being resistant to both fire and water, fibre cement cladding adds additional protective value against fire and water to the structure it covers.

Fibre cement is non-hazardous to health
When fibre cement was invented, one of its core components was asbestos. Awareness of the dangers of asbestos grew in the 1970s and today its use is prohibited. All UFCC fibre cement products are asbestos free and are 100% non-hazardous to health.

Minimal maintenance
Thanks to its exceptional durability and hard-wearing nature, fibre cement cladding requires very little maintenance. This saves the homeowner time and expense on the structure’s maintenance over its life span.

Fibre cement is an excellent choice for cladding with benefits that extend to both the builder and the homeowner. UCO Building Plank and Shiplap Plank from UFCC are available in both a smooth and woodgrain-textured finish.

For more information, visit www.ufcc.co.za or contact 021 933 0052.