IN case you have ever been on-site muttering “bugger blueboard”, we’re about to reveal a new way to get a textured broadwall up — fast.

Instead of mucking around with taping, setting and specialist texture-coaters, you can now use a product that promises more wall for less sweat. New EasyLapTM panel is the most easily installed and cost-effective textured broadwall cladding solution.

Only two trades (a carpenter and painter) are needed for the complete, fast installation. Its vertical shiplap joint eliminates the need for a vertical set and control joint and it’s simply finished on-site with a roll-on textured acrylic paint, eliminating the need for specialised applicators. Added to this, the large sheets with off-the-shelf corner finishing details give fast broadwall coverage.

Made from 8.5 mm thick fibre cement that’s durable and lightweight, EasyLapTM panel gives a rendered look with a subtle vertical joint. To add to this, it’s resistant to damage from termites, rot and fire*.

A 10-year product warranty gives peace of mind.

*When installed and maintained correctly and to the extent set out in James Hardie’s published literature current at the time of installation.