What is it?
A wide cladding board with a 15-mm horizontal joint that has the classic appeal of decorative render. Pre-primed and easy to install, Scyon™ Stria™ cladding is the fast way to achieve a timeless look, and that’s smarter construction.
Where do you use it?
In residential applications wherever a classic yet contemporary design is required, including external walls in composite construction, upper-storey and ground-level extensions, and internal feature walls.
What are the key benefits?
Speed. This is the fast way to create a modern yet classic look. Instead of laying bricks, rendering, scoring and painting (with all the associated mess and scheduling of different trades), Stria cladding has a simple, speedy installation method. Once the first board is fixed level, the shiplapped joint on the next extra-wide, 4.2 m long board is fixed to the top of the previous board and can be concealed or face fixed and joined on or off stud.
Design options. The range of corner finishing details – aluminium, mitred or Scyon™ Axent™ trim – allows a range of different looks to be achieved. For example, easy-to-cut mitred corners mean that horizontal lines wrap the building seamlessly. Alternatively, Axent trim can provide a contrast. Plus, a vertical flashing stop provides a 15-mm vertical groove to match the horizontal for a more geometric treatment.
Low maintenance. Stria cladding will maintain its integrity and general appearance significantly longer than timber. Some timber is susceptible to cracking in exterior applications, which in turn can lead to shrinking or warping. Stria cladding will resist shrinking, swelling and cracking (when installed and maintained correctly) to hold paint longer than wood, and can also be painted dark as well as light colours.
Extra security. Not only does James Hardie provide a 25-year product warranty on Stria cladding, but Wattyl® Australia Pty Ltd feels so confident it has given a 15-year paint warranty on Wattyl Solagard® when used on Stria cladding.
Enhances energy efficiency. When Stria cladding is used with the right insulation (and in accordance with James Hardie’s Wall System Thermal Performance Total R-Values Technical Supplement), an R-value of up to 2.7 can be achieved for the wall. The ability to use a cavity construction system adds to energy efficiency and helps moisture management.