The Shadowclad lightweight wall cladding, available from Carter Holt Harvey Woodproducts Australia , has been chosen for use in the façades of three new Carlisle Homes – The Jensen, The Pagoda and The Atlantique. Display homes can be inspected on location at Lyndhurst, Cranbourne, Tarneit and Caroline Springs.

Selected mainly for its contemporary look, the lightweight nature of Shadowclad offers easy installation and cost effective construction.

When compared with other lightweight construction methods, Shadowclad wins hands down, on more than just cost. Installation is completed by the carpenters – no bricklayers, no renderers.

Project home builders, Carlisle Homes’ philosophy is to offer real choice to their Melbourne home buyers – real choice at an affordable price. And every building product used in the construction of each home follows the same philosophy.

The Shadowclad is available in a textured or grooved finish, natural or pre-primed (beige) to save on paint and labour costs. Primed Shadowclad improves top-coat application rates to 14 m² per litre.

The Carlisle Homes’ Design Team prefers Shadowclad Groove. “It is an excellent way to change the appearance and texture of a home’s façade.” The Shadowclad can also be installed with a proprietary flashing system, making building with the product even easier.

Available from the local timber supplier, Shadowclad is a versatile cladding solution. It doubles as structural bracing, offers good thermal properties, can be used inside or out and requires no special tools to install. It is manufactured from FSC certified, sustainable, radiata pine and is easy to handle.

Carlisle Homes build over 300 homes a year and aim to offer a quality product with no hidden costs. They are satisfied with Carter Holt Harvey’s service and Shadowclad; they have recently substituted solid timber joists with hySPAN and hyJOIST in the joists and bearers of their two storey homes.