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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


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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 DoorsOne 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 DoorsThe 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 DoorsYour 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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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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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.Take a look at our before and after wall cladding gallery of our past jobs to measure how your home will look with vinyl wall cladding from Young & Bracey.

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Weather the extremes with built to last Vinyl Exterior Cladding

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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

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Achieve higher R-values of insulation with Vinyl Wall Cladding

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Vinyl Wall Cladding is a high quality vinyl weatherboard - a proven and lasting product that can transform your home’s appearance and comfort.

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Less time on maintenance, more time for you

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Ah the weekend – time to relax, catch up with friends, spend time with kids, and enjoy slow walks along the beach – ha! Not likely. Especially if you’re part of the statistic  that shows that 5.5 hours per week are spent on general outdoor home maintenance – such as repairs, lawn care, gardening and general jobs outside that need doing.

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The Value of Adding Vinyl Wall Cladding to your Home

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Vinyl wall cladding is not new. It’s a proven and lasting product that can transform your home’s appearance, improve your family’s comfort and increase the value of your home. Vinyl wall cladding offers the same style and warmth of traditional cladding, but with a vast range of benefits which all add value to your home. Young and Bracey use Duratuff Select Vinyl Wall Cladding, and extremely strong and durable wall cladding product that is covered by a 50 year warranty, giving you peace of mind today and for years to come.

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18 May 2017
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When deciding how best to spruce up your home, there are several options you can consider. One of the most commonly recommended is to paint the outside of your house. However, if you’re wanting to give your home more of a facelift, as opposed to a to...
19 April 2017
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Homes are the centre of some of our treasured memories, from first steps and the removal of training wheels, to family gatherings and parties.. Yet like everything, they age and not everything is as vibrant and youthful as it once was. A simple solut...