Weatherboard Cladding 1

Making Your Renovations In Keeping

Overlapping kauri or totara timber plain boards in a range of sizes were used until around 1900 but most villas have totara, kauri or rimu rusticated weatherboards. Horizontal overlapping plain boards:
  • were used in a range of sizes – face exposures of 6” (150 mm) and 8” (200 m) were common, although 4½” and 7¼” were also found
  • typically had a lap of up to 1¾” (45 mm)
  • were ¾” (18 mm) thick
  • had scribers to facings and coverboards – scriber widths ranged from ½–¾” (12–18 mm).