The Beauty & Form of Colorbond® Architectural Wall Cladding

When it comes to a beautiful and unique finish for the outside walls of your home, nothing quite compares to the architectural form of wall cladding.

Creating the perfect home is high on many Australian’s wish lists and Australian architecture has a global reputation for excellence and uniqueness in design. Nowhere can your home stand out more than with the use of architectural wall cladding.

And there’s no better wall cladding, than COLORBOND®.


What is COLORBOND Wall Cladding?

Architectural Wall Cladding is material applied to the exterior of your home, both to protect and insulate, as well as creating an aesthetically pleasing look and feel.

Today, the type of Architectural cladding and profiles available and the combination of how they are used together are endless, but outstanding architectural design goes well beyond beauty. 

If you want to create a home that is ageless in style as well as long wearing in Australia’s harsh elements, then COLORBOND Metal wall and roof cladding are the most logical choice. They are also one of the most commonly used cladding types in Australia.


Why you should use COLORBOND Wall Cladding

Superior strength and durability, the ability to be shaped, and its excellent spanning capacity combined with an enormous colour range make steel the obvious choice for wall and roof cladding requirements.

Industry-leading coating practices such as galvanised, Zincalume, and Colorbond ensure all steel products will endure the test of time, in spite of all that the Australian climate can throw at them. 

It comes with a 36 year manufacturing warranty and compared to other materials such as timber, is very low maintenance.


Wall Cladding Colours & Styles

COLORBOND has a range of high quality, long lasting and beautiful cladding systems, with so many colours, profiles and finishes that you will have complete freedom in your design choices.

COLORBOND Steel cladding offers an enormous variety of creative solutions for walls, roofs, and gables that combine elegance, strength, and class. 

The range of interlocking panels and flashings are installed seamlessly thanks to  concealed fixing screws,ensuring your home is protected from Australia’s harsh elements, whatever your chosen design.


The benefits of choosing a Wall Cladding System

COLORBOND ribbed and interlocking panels maintain a solid barrier against water entry without the need for extra protection measures like the use of battens.

The interlocking panels are designed to suit a limitless range of wall applications and the concealed screws that fix the panels together give your home an even higher protection from water.

The panels also offer a softer edged look than the strongly ribbed panels with their deeply shadowed profiles.

But by far the greatest benefit of using a wall cladding system, is that it can take your home design to the next level.


Architectural Wall Cladding Design Profiles

There was a time whenthe only COLORBOND profile available was corrugated.

But that’s no longer the case. Today, there’s a wide range of different rib heights, shapes, and pan sizes that will give you a level of artistic freedom that earlier generations of designers and builders couldn’t even dream of.  

There are three design profiles of cladding panels to choose from – standing seam, snaplock and nail strip.


Standing Seam Cladding

Standing seam panels are perfect for wall or roof applications.

It can be installed on 15mmply for walls or 18-19mm ply for roof applications with a minimum pitch of  3 degrees.

The best features of standing seam cladding are:


  • Crimping technique ensures good watertight seal with a rapid installation time
  • Concealed fixing screws
  • Rib height options of 25mm or 38mm
  • Panel lengths up to 8 metres or more


Nailstrip Cladding

Nailstrip cladding is similar in looks to standing seam cladding, but the panels simply snap together without the need for crimping. 

This cladding profile can be used for walls, or for roofs with a minimum pitch of at least 1.5 degrees (making it perfect for flatter roof styles).

The best features of nailstrip cladding are:


  • Concealed fixing screws
  • Rib height options of 25mm or 38mm
  • Panel lengths up to 8 metres (6m is the recommended)


Mixing things up

Mixing different types of cladding opens up a whole new world of exciting design possibilities; allowing you to play with contrasting texture, line, and colour for a modern look.


What you should consider when choosing Architectural Wall Cladding

Standing Seam, Snaplock, and Nailstrip profiles are all ideally suited for both roof and wall applications.

But as with all building decisions, there are things you’ll need to consider in order to make the best cladding choice for your home.

Whether you’re cladding your roof or walls, you’ll need to think about:

  • Roof pitch
  • Proximity to coastal environments or industrial areas
  • Environmental impacts and heritage overlays


Architectural Wall Cladding Delivers on Beauty and Form

There’s no doubt that along with being able to weather the harsh Australian environment, COLORBOND Steel Architectural Wall Cladding delivers an incredible, high-quality design element for your home.

If you’re considering it as a feature of beauty and form for your upcoming project, you’ll need a professional team of craftsmen to install it so you can achieve a high-performing, high-quality finish.

B Anderson Roofing are architectural wall cladding specialists. Get in touch with us today for the right advice on architectural wall cladding and roofing and find out how we can help you achieve the home of your dreams.