10 Dec Granny Flat Cladding Options
Granny Flat Cladding Options
You’ve put a lot of thought into how your granny will look, and now it’s time to make the most important aesthetic decision of all: your cladding. Think of cladding as the skin that goes on the outside of your flat. The choice you make will ultimately decide how much extra work you will have to put in, how much you’ll spend, and the level of noise and climate insulation you will have.
In this guide to granny flat cladding options, Lounging Lizards will walk you through everything you need to know about the options at your disposal. The good news is that there are tons of options to choose from and something to fit every taste. Want a classic brick look? Done. Are you more of the outdoorsy type? There are timber options to make it happen.
Here are the options you can choose from:
Vinyl Cladding has a range of advantages and it’s easy to take care of. A simple pressure wash will go a long way. There’s a reason that it’s one of the most common options: it’s very affordable. There’s a good chance that the majority of grannies you see across NSW are vinyl-sided.
- Comparable insulation to other types
- Not very sound-proof
- Can be damaged rather easily
- Must be treated every 5 years to retain aesthetics
Want a more authentic version of vinyl? Then timber clad is your best bet. If you want that classic, homey feel, then it’s best to stay away from vinyl, which looks a bit more artificial (but still great in our opinion). It’s great for older neighbourhoods and areas far into nature. The extra charm and warmth comes at a price, though—it requires a bit more maintenance.
- Looks more authentic, natural, and charming
- Still affordable despite its warmth and natural look
- Requires extra maintenance
- More expensive than vinyl
- Also not very soundproof
Fibre Cement Sheeting
The most sleek, modern-looking option, fibre cement sheeting (FCS) is an extremely versatile material made of cement and cellulose fibres. Its look is a draw for homeowners but its durability is what has made it the choice of builders across Australia. What it lacks in warmth and charm, it makes up for in its modern look and strength.
- Maximises Space
- Not very sound proof
- Needs painting every 3-5 years
- More modern, less classic and warm
- May start to show cracks within 10 years
Brick Veneer Cladding
Many consider brick to be the ultimate granny flat cladding option. Stylish, strong, and low-maintenance, brick veneer gives an air of sophistication and suits several different tastes. Not only does it have superior insulation qualities, it looks great and doesn’t require painting or washing (unless the kids decide to chalk up the walls!). Brick is long-lasting, durable, and never goes out of style. It’s a great way to raise the selling price!
- Great insulation
- Higher price
- Takes up more interior space
You have a wide range of granny cladding options at your disposal. It all depends on your budget, taste, and wishes. If you want a simple option that won’t cost much, then vinyl is your best bet. If you want a high-value option that provides great insulation and is low-maintenance, you can’t go wrong with brick. Talk to Lounging Lizards granny building experts today to see which cladding option works best for you.