Marley Cedral Weatherboard Buying Guide
The Marley Cedral Weatherboard range comprises lap weatherboards and click weatherboards manufactured from fibre cement.
Available in a wide array of neutral, warm and cool colours, lap and click weatherboards are contemporary forms of external cladding that offer a low maintenance alternative to PVCu and timber weatherboarding.
Marley lap weatherboards are fitted in an overlapping style while Marley click weatherboards fit flush and are installed flat to exterior walls.
Marley Cedral weatherboards can be used on both commercial and domestic applications. The list of benefits attached to using fibre cement cladding includes resistance to rot and insects, fireproof properties and the ability to be installed quick and easy, making it a smart choice for home extensions and new developments.
Marley Cedral weatherboards come in 21 factory-applied colours that provide a modern and striking look to applications once installed.
Marley Cedral weatherboards can be used for as a substitute for timber fascias, soffits and bargeboards.
Thanks to their sleek and contemporary appearance, lap weatherboards are also often used in the interiors of buildings as a form of decoration.
To work out how many planks of weatherboard you’ll need for your project, you will first need to measure the wall on which they will be installed. For a 10 x 5 metre wall (50 sq m), you will likely require around 84 planks.
Use our Cedral Weatherboard calculator for further assistance-
Cedral Weatherboard Calculator
*Result is based on average and may differ from project to project. Please make allowances for door & window openings.
Coated Marley Cedral Weatherboards are proven to perform well very in cases of fire, evidenced by a A2-s1, d0* classification in accordance with European Standards (EN 13501-1 : 2002)
This classification means Marley weatherboards are a non-combustible material with absent or weak speed of smoke emission during combustion, with no dripping of flaming droplets/ particles.
The uncoated product is classified as Class 0 or ‘low risk’, as defined in the various national Building Regulations.
Care must be taken when selecting a coating system to ensure that performance in fire for the installation in question is not compromised.
There are a number of additional extras that you may want to consider purchasing in order to complete the look and performance of your cedral weatherboards, all of which are available at Roofinglines.
Marley Cedar Weatherboard accessories include-
- Connection trim
- Start profile
- End profile
- Symmetric External Corner
- Asymmetric External Corner
- Vertical Joint Trim
- Internal corner trim
- External corner
- Insect Mesh
To help keep your new façade in perfect condition, touch up paint is available in all of our weatherboard colours. We also sell screws in all tonnes, along with nails and tools including a Marley Cedral Weatherboard Guillotine for easy cutting.
We have 21 colour variations of lap weatherboard available, along with 10 different click board colours for you to choose from.
There are a number of fixing variants for Cedral, but the general principle is the same for all.
Cedral needs to be fixed to vertical timber battens of at least 50mm wide, with a space of around 600m (max) between each batten. Cedral should be fixed to at least three battens: if it is only fixed to two, then the batten spacing should be reduced to 400mm.
Here is an easy 7 step process of how best to install the Clap Classic Weatherboard;
- Fix the battens to the existing wall
- Attach perforated closures to the top and bottom of the battens, door frames, windows and sills.
- Fix vertical profiles
- Fix the horizontal starter profiles
- Cut and fix Cedral planks
- Fix corner options
- Finish up and decorate!
For further information on how to install the weatherboards check out the Marley Eternit Cedral fixing guide here.
For guidance on large and small volume cutting, fixing, ventilation and storage, see our ‘Beginner’s Guide to Cedral Weatherboard Installation’ blog.
Yes! Marley Cedral Weatherboards can be installed vertically, but this involves a slightly different process than when installing them horizontally.
Vertical battens must be a minimum size of 38 x 50mm and should be spaced at a minimum of 600mm. Horizontal battens should be a minimum size of 25 x 50mm and spaced at a minimum of 600mm. The horizontal battens should be a trapezoidal shape to allow water to run off.