Weatherboard Installation Part 1 – Overview

It’s time to put some weatherboards on our house! In this video, Alan Drayton from BioBuild Ltd talks us through the process of installing the weatherboards for our Tiny House. This process is one of the most fantastic transformations, as it really begins to resemble a home.

There are many ways of installing weatherboards, and there are many weatherboard systems as Alan explains. The system that we are using is the Elements Vulcan + Cladding system from Abodo. This is a renewable alternative to Cedar cladding and it’s made locally in New Zealand form FSC certified Pine.

Vulcan + Cladding is available in  a range of architectural weatherboard profiles like vertical shiplap, bevel back and rusticated. The profile that we are using however is the  Hector secret fix . This profile allows us to achieve a very clean and modern architectural style, hiding all of the fixings.

In this case, because we are fixing to steal, we are using screws. The screws that we are using are 50mm, 10 gauge, class 4 Wingtek screws from Fortress Fasteners.

Before beginning the installation weatherboards, we gave them a good coat of Elements Protector Oil – Abodo’s high performance plant based exterior oil. We chose the graphite colour for our weatherboards, which should silver nicely over time and will help blend into our anodised aluminium joinery.