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What to look for when choosing exterior wall cladding?


Not all cladding is the same. There are a range of different materials that can be used as exterior wall cladding, however there are some important factors that should help you choose the right cladding for your home.

The primary roles of cladding are to control the infiltration of weather elements and the egress of water vapour while providing a durable, aesthetically pleasing appearance. Secondary roles can include sound and thermal insulation, fire resistance, and the capacity for cleaning in dusty, polluted or vandal prone environments.

How does vinyl cladding from Young & Bracey compare to all other types of cladding?

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Colour trends in vinyl cladding

Just like other style trends in the home renovation market, exterior cladding is susceptible to colour and style trends as well. The colour and style for the exterior of your home should act as a palette to build upon to design doors, window frames, roof colour and even planting colours around the exterior of your home.

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From Fibro to Fantastic – How Vinyl Cladding can update your home

A recent Remodelling Cost Vs Value Report has shown that renovating the exterior cladding of a house gave the highest return on investment, beating popular renovations such as kitchen overhauls and second story additions.

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Product Spotlight – Designer Doors

Vinyl cladding gives your home give an instant facelift, improving the instant curb appeal of your home, however stopping at just the exterior look could sell your stylish new home short. The addition of a range of exterior and interior designer door will also improve the style of your home.

For example, the addition of a new designer front door can instantly enhance your home's appearance and greatly increase resale value. A recent study found that upgrading the front door of a house increased the perceived value of a home on average 4.2%. On a $500,000 home, that equates to $21,000 increased sale value with a new front door. [1]

Young and Bracey supply a range of designer doors perfected suited to complement your newly clad home to match any style or budget. Here we take a look at two of the large door systems that allow us to bring the outside in, creating large, light-filled spaces to enjoy.

Sliding Stacker Doors
One of the great benefits of sliding doors is that they make it easy to bring the outdoors inside by creating a seamless flow between your homes outdoor and indoor spaces with their large window panes offer all-year-round outdoor views.

Operate by simply gliding along a track instead of swinging open, sliding doors don’t take any extra space, ideal when you are trying to create smooth lines in your home.
Stacker door glides smoothly & effortlessly to open out to that special outdoor area and extend your living for easy access to your patio, courtyard, sundeck or garden.

Bi-Fold Doors
The Bi-Fold door system is a highly popular choice as it means you can open the entire space, generally opening up the room by 90% and giving the illusion of a much larger home.

Stylish Bi-Fold doors from Young & Bracey give you the flexibility to open up the entire or just part of a room, delivering a range of options to suit your style of living. You can further expand the room by using corner bi-fold doors to provide an even larger entertaining area.

The versatile design of bi-fold doors means they look stylish and well suited in modern and classically designed homes.

French Patio Doors
Your patio door can set the tone for your indoor outdoor room and deliver a level of design flair that can act as both a window and a door. French patio doors offer a modern classic style, opening the inside house out on your patio with elegance class.

Whether you are looking for a traditional French door look or a more contemporary style, our French Patio doors can create that distinctive design.

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Designer Windows To Complement Your Vinyl Clad Home

Designer Windows To Complement Your Vinyl Clad Home

Vinyl cladding your home is a simple and cost-effective way to add value to a home's exterior while adding layers of insulation to your home. Vinyl cladding outperforms most other exterior cladding options, including brick, in almost all lifecycle stages in environmental and economic performance.

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Four Signs Your Roof Is In Need Of Repair

Four Signs Your Roof Is In Need Of Repair

A faded and neglected roof can make your house look old and tired, giving passers-by the impression that the rest of the house is in no better condition. Just think of what a roof endures – rain, sun, hail, wind. Considering your roof keeps you dry, warm and safe from the weather, having a dependable roof over your head is vitally important.

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Benefits Of Updating Your Old Metal Roof & Guttering

Benefits Of Updating Your Old Metal Roof & Guttering

If your house was built in the 1950's, 60's, or 70's, the chances are it looks dated, tired, and old. Many of these houses would have been built using cheap bricks, weatherboard, and fibro, often featuring tiled, decramastic, or corrugated iron roofs, some of them even made of asbestos.

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Renovate Your Home Exterior For Profit With Cladding

Renovate Your Home Exterior For Profit With Cladding

Australian houses in the 1950's and 60's were built using cheap brick veneer, red brick, weatherboard, and fibro. Just drive through any old suburb and you'll see rows and rows of these one-storey ugly ducklings, none of which do much for an impressive house façade.

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Vinyl Cladding Adds Insulation to Your Home

Vinyl Cladding Adds Insulation to Your Home

When looking to update your home don’t underestimate the importance of increasing its energy efficiency. Vinyl Cladding can reduce your power bills while increasing comfort for your whole family!

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Duratuff Vinyl Cladding – Earning its Green Building Credentials

Duratuff Vinyl Cladding – Earning its Green Building Credentials

Duratuff Vinyl Cladding is, quite simply, a superior cladding material. Duratuff Vinyl Cladding used by Young & Bracey is engineered for sustainability to meet today’s environmental challenges and the highest Australian standards.

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Prepare your home now for the hottest summer set to come

Prepare your home now for the hottest summer set to come

The 2015/16 summer is being predicted by meteorologists as one of the hottest on record for Australia, with long heatwaves and low rainfall set to deliver a scorcher.

The best time to get your home ready for summer is during winter and spring, not once the heatwaves are upon you.

Vinyl cladding transforms your homes appearance and value, and extremely strong and durable home improvement product that comes with a 50 year warranty.
Young & Bracey’s vinyl cladding effectively adds a layer of insulation to your home, letting you more easily regulate and control the indoor temperature even when outside is hot and humid.

Vinyl Exterior Cladding from Young & Bracey is designed and built to withstand extreme weather from driving rain, wild winds and extreme heat, offering a superior level of protection for everything and everyone inside your home. Our product has been specifically designed and tested in Australia for Australian homes, where the weather conditions can go from one extreme to another in the space of a day.

Young & Bracey offer a fifty year transferable manufacturer's warranty on Vinyl Cladding, so it lasts a lifetime.

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Haven Insulated Vinyl Cladding used to update this Coastal Home.

Haven Insulated Vinyl Cladding used to update this Coastal Home.

The owner of this Central Coast home wanted to give their holiday home a beach house appearance to blend in with its beautiful coastal surroundings.

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Fast track to home renovations

Fast track to home renovations

Renovations can more often than not be an uncomfortable process. The thought of either relocating while your renovations take place, or constantly shuffling your entire life around the moving kaleidoscope that is a significant renovation, will undoubtedly fill most with a sense of dread.

In order to avoid the stress associated with this type of situation, it is so important to source not only long lasting, reliable and high quality building alternatives, but ones that can also maximise the time efficiency for installation and completion of your renovation. This will help to minimise the negative impacts on your family, your finances and your stress levels while your renovations are in progress. Young & Bracey’s vinyl cladding solutions can efficiently fast track your home renovation so you can enjoy your home sooner.

The use of our range of products can provide an extremely time-efficient renovation for your entire home, making it look fantastic in a very short amount of time. Depending on your preference for your home’s aesthetics, Young & Bracey can offer a variety of vinyl cladding solutions, including Duratuff and Haven, to give your home the perfect facelift.

As important as it is to get a renovation done quickly, it is even more important not to select inferior building materials in order to save time. This mistake could see you possibly end up with a less-than-beautiful finished product.

Fortunately Young & Bracey’s range of vinyl cladding options can marry these concerns, providing a quick, proven long-lasting and attractive alternative. Our Duratuff and Haven ranges are both backed by our 50 year manufacturer’s warranty, making our vinyl cladding a reliable as well as beautiful solution for your ideal home renovation.

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Avoid stamp duty and renovate your home with vinyl cladding

Avoid stamp duty and renovate your home with vinyl cladding

A report by the Property Council of Australia has shown that NSW stamp duty costs have risen 749% in 20 years, adding to the housing affordability crisis across Sydney and NSW.

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How long should I expect my exterior vinyl cladding to last?

How long should I expect my exterior vinyl cladding to last?

The brief answer is, a lifetime. When you transform your home with Young and Bracey’s Duratuff Select Vinyl Cladding, you can rest assured that you have chosen a proven and lasting home improvement.

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Stop leaking cash this winter thanks to poor insulation

Stop leaking cash this winter thanks to poor insulation

The cost of keeping warm in winter adds significantly to power and gas bills for families across Sydney as the news tells us of Artic Vortex’s bringing freezing temperatures and blanketing suburbs not generally known for snow, in thick layers.

Effective insulation for your home is important to maintain even indoor temperatures and keep the heat inside.

Duratuff Vinyl Wall Cladding from Sydney based Young and Bracey has the ability to significantly add to the insulation qualities of a home. When installed correctly over existing timber or fibro walls, or onto new framework with appropriate underlay, the vinyl cladding will create an air gap which acts as a highly effective insulator and increasing the R value of your home insulation.

The "R" value is the measure of the product's resistance to heat transfer and is a guide to its performance as a heat insulator.

Higher R-values are more effective at maximising your energy savings and comfort. The higher the "R" value, the more effective the insulation is in reducing heat flow in or out of your home and in stabilising the temperature in your home.

If in-wall insulation is used in conjunction with foamed-backed Duratuff Vinyl Cladding then an R-Value of around 3 should be gained. Significantly exceeding an approximate R-Value of 1.4 when the cladding is installed over framework with an underlay of fibro or plywood.

This winter, stop burning up cash by letting heat escape. Minimise your power or gas bills by adding effective insulation to your home.

Young & Bracey are offering an amazing offer of $1500 off when you vinyl clad your whole house.

Young & Bracey specialise in vinyl cladding, a proven and lasting home improvement product that can transform your home's appearance and increase its value. Our vinyl wall cladding is extensively tested so we know it won't rot, peel, dent, split or crack. Young and Bracey vinyl wall cladding is built to last - we are so confident in this that we offer a 50 year warranty.

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Update your fibro and come home to a new home

Update your fibro and come home to a new home

Young & Bracey's vinyl wall cladding can make a substantial difference to your home.

Your home will not only look more aesthetically pleasing but you'll also enjoy the benefits of lower maintenance costs, minimised electricity bills, and an environmentally friendly design.

Vinyl cladding is a stylish option that can turn your fibro into a modern home with a timeless appeal. The extra layers of insulation that will help regulate the inside temperature of your home in both winter and summer.

Young & Bracey specialise in vinyl cladding, a proven and lasting home improvement product that can transform your home's appearance and increase its value. Our vinyl wall cladding is extensively tested so we know it won't rot, peel, dent, split or crack. Young & Bracey vinyl wall cladding is built to last - we are so confident in this that we offer a 50 year warranty.

Young & Bracey are offering an amazing offer of $1500 off when you vinyl clad your whole house.

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Keep the heat out with vinyl cladding

On January 18, 2015, Sydney endured its hottest day since weather records were first started over 150 years ago. The mercury hit over 46C in many areas across the region.

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Increase your property value with a roof restoration

Your roof makes up 30 – 40 percent of your overall homes outside appearance, so it can have a major bearing on the look and value of your home.

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$1500 off Vinyl Cladding Special Offer

Young & Bracey are offering an amazing offer of $1500 off when you vinyl clad your whole house.

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Latest News

01 December 2016
Not all cladding is the same. There are a range of different materials that can be used as exterior wall cladding, however there are some important factors that should help you choose the right cladding for your home.The primary roles of cladding are...
18 November 2016
Just like other style trends in the home renovation market, exterior cladding is susceptible to colour and style trends as well. The colour and style for the exterior of your home should act as a palette to build upon to design doors, window frames, ...