Colorbond Surfmist

Not long ago, I spent some time working on my own home, creating a custom Colorbond feature wall. I documented the whole process from start to finish in the video below. Have a watch and get the details below. Enjoy!

Choosing the material

For my outdoor space, I decided on this stunning custom cladding in Surfmist® Matt®. It’s an extremely versatile colour that looks great with the rest of my home.

This particular cladding offers a similar effect to interlocked panels, but it’s much easier to install, clean, and look after – especially outside where dust and dirt can fast become an issue. You can also use this cladding indoors as a feature wall.

Installing the toe-mould

The first step was cutting the toe-mould to length and installing it onto my timber frame. I wanted to create a sleek, seamless look, so I lined it up perfectly with the wooden support post.

I then used a level to ensure the toe-mould was correctly positioned across the bottom of the wall. Perfect.

Adding the cladding

This cladding has a shadow line built into it that gives it a distinctive look and feel. The gap is about 20mm, so I used a piece of spare decking timber of a similar thickness to replicate that gap all along the bottom of the cladding. The result is a clean and consistent finish.

Putting on the flashings

Now, the final step – putting on my flashings to pull the whole thing together. I added a cap along the top and all the way around the top beam to give it a chunkier look. I also added flashing down the sides on the wall, as I’ll be adding weatherboard on the reverse side to match the rest of my house.

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I was thrilled with the finished result, and it only took me about two and a half hours.

Are you looking to upgrade your property with Colorbond? Have you got a project I could help you with? Get in touch today on 07 3177 3366.

About Kendrick Myers

I'm the Owner of MyCladders, a Brisbane based company that specialises in covering homes and commercial properties in beautiful steel roofing and cladding. Our customers' needs, quality of work and calibre of team are our top priorities.