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.


Posted on by Bryce Posted in Tiny House Build

About Bryce

Bryce Langston is a New Zealand based actor, musician, filmmaker and environmentalist who has spent the past five years travelling the globe exploring the Tiny House movement as the creator and host of the popular online web series Living Big in a Tiny House

4 Responses to Weatherboard Installation Part 1 – Overview

  1. Ellie

    Do you have a recommendation for something similar to the weatherboards that you are using that would be available in the US?

    • Bryce

      I would go for something like red cedar. Lightweight and a perfect cladding to use on a tiny house I think.

  2. Jess

    Hey , loving your posts
    Just was on a parenting website a family who live in a yurt posted ..have looked and few nz websites .. Do you know much about these ? And if so what would be your pros and cons

    • Bryce

      Hey Jess!

      I personally love the idea of living in a Yurt. They are beautiful, simple, affordable and when well constructed can make a wonderful family home.

      Hopefully we will be able to film a video soon on some people who have downsized and are now living in a yurt. 🙂



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