Lightweight cladding, reimagined

Lightweight cladding solutions for multi-unit developments and low-rise buildings have never been so flexible - or realistic. 

Words by ArchiPro Editorial Team

From vertical timber-look cladding to a striking mix of concrete, stone and timber, the options are limited only by the imagination when it comes to the design possibilities of a clever Japanese lightweight cladding system.

While the system is precision engineered for seismic performance, it’s arguably one simple element of the Territory™ cladding range by Cemintel that sets it decisively apart from other lightweight solutions, and that is the ability to ‘mix and match’ within the range.

“A lot of lightweight claddings are directly mechanically fixed but this is not; it’s an indirect fixing system where the panels are attached to one another with clips, and it is only the clips that are fixed to the frame, holding the panels in place,” Cemintel’s New Zealand Territory™ distributor Jonathan Brooks says. “This indirect fixing system allows for the panels to move independently of the building in a seismic event.”

But it is also the fixing system that ultimately allows for the design freedom, with the ability to specify any finishes from the range on a single project, creating the aesthetic of a variety of different surfaces and cladding materials yet using the one, simple fixing system for all finishes.

Territory Urban Grey cladding.
Territory Urban Grey cladding.

“It’s common for architects and designers to want to specify different cladding materials on single buildings, but when this occurs there are junctions between systems, which present the highest risk for failure over time.

“By moving all surfaces on a building into one range and therefore one fixing system, we’re able to eliminate that risk and remove the need for junctions between different cladding materials.”

Territory Quarry Concrete cladding.
Territory Quarry Concrete cladding.

Emulating nature with lightweight fibre cement cladding

“For products that emulate natural materials, the Territory™ range is made specifically to be as realistic as possible and is made with moulds from the real materials,” Jonathan says. 

“For example, the Woodlands Ebony finish is made by creating a mould of the timber itself and using that mould to manufacture the finished product.”

The wider range covers a palette of earthy tones, with greys and natural, neutral tones a focus. “These are tones that really suit the New Zealand environment,” Jonathan says. “The Woodlands category incorporates timber-look finishes, while the River Bed offers stone-look options and the Savannah category, a grouping of solid, flat and smooth finishes.”

Territory™ cladding is a cement bonded fibrous wood panel that is manufactured in Japan for seismic performance. In New Zealand, it is CodeMark certified for use on buildings up to three storeys high, as well as for specific engineering design projects. It can also be used for higher buildings, provided they are within certain wind pressures, and it has been tested for performance in wind pressures up to 5kPa, Jonathan says. 

Territory™ cladding has been used extensively around New Zealand including most recently on projects including the Rose Garden Apartments in Albany, Auckland, the Wyndham Gardens Hotel in Queenstown and the Manukau Sebel in Auckland.

Find out more about Territory™ lightweight cladding.  

Get in touch with
Cemintel

Request pricing/info
Visit website
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Lightweight cladding, reimagined

Lightweight cladding, reimagined

Lightweight cladding solutions for multi-unit developments and low-rise buildings have never been so flexible - or realistic. 

Words by ArchiPro Editorial Team

From vertical timber-look cladding to a striking mix of concrete, stone and timber, the options are limited only by the imagination when it comes to the design possibilities of a clever Japanese lightweight cladding system.

While the system is precision engineered for seismic performance, it’s arguably one simple element of the Territory™ cladding range by Cemintel that sets it decisively apart from other lightweight solutions, and that is the ability to ‘mix and match’ within the range.

“A lot of lightweight claddings are directly mechanically fixed but this is not; it’s an indirect fixing system where the panels are attached to one another with clips, and it is only the clips that are fixed to the frame, holding the panels in place,” Cemintel’s New Zealand Territory™ distributor Jonathan Brooks says. “This indirect fixing system allows for the panels to move independently of the building in a seismic event.”

But it is also the fixing system that ultimately allows for the design freedom, with the ability to specify any finishes from the range on a single project, creating the aesthetic of a variety of different surfaces and cladding materials yet using the one, simple fixing system for all finishes.

Territory Urban Grey cladding.
Territory Urban Grey cladding.

“It’s common for architects and designers to want to specify different cladding materials on single buildings, but when this occurs there are junctions between systems, which present the highest risk for failure over time.

“By moving all surfaces on a building into one range and therefore one fixing system, we’re able to eliminate that risk and remove the need for junctions between different cladding materials.”

Territory Quarry Concrete cladding.
Territory Quarry Concrete cladding.

Emulating nature with lightweight fibre cement cladding

“For products that emulate natural materials, the Territory™ range is made specifically to be as realistic as possible and is made with moulds from the real materials,” Jonathan says. 

“For example, the Woodlands Ebony finish is made by creating a mould of the timber itself and using that mould to manufacture the finished product.”

The wider range covers a palette of earthy tones, with greys and natural, neutral tones a focus. “These are tones that really suit the New Zealand environment,” Jonathan says. “The Woodlands category incorporates timber-look finishes, while the River Bed offers stone-look options and the Savannah category, a grouping of solid, flat and smooth finishes.”

Territory™ cladding is a cement bonded fibrous wood panel that is manufactured in Japan for seismic performance. In New Zealand, it is CodeMark certified for use on buildings up to three storeys high, as well as for specific engineering design projects. It can also be used for higher buildings, provided they are within certain wind pressures, and it has been tested for performance in wind pressures up to 5kPa, Jonathan says. 

Territory™ cladding has been used extensively around New Zealand including most recently on projects including the Rose Garden Apartments in Albany, Auckland, the Wyndham Gardens Hotel in Queenstown and the Manukau Sebel in Auckland.

Find out more about Territory™ lightweight cladding.  

Get in touch with
Cemintel

Request pricing/info
Visit website
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Lightweight cladding, reimagined

Lightweight cladding, reimagined

Lightweight cladding solutions for multi-unit developments and low-rise buildings have never been so flexible - or realistic. 

Words by ArchiPro Editorial Team

From vertical timber-look cladding to a striking mix of concrete, stone and timber, the options are limited only by the imagination when it comes to the design possibilities of a clever Japanese lightweight cladding system.

While the system is precision engineered for seismic performance, it’s arguably one simple element of the Territory™ cladding range by Cemintel that sets it decisively apart from other lightweight solutions, and that is the ability to ‘mix and match’ within the range.

“A lot of lightweight claddings are directly mechanically fixed but this is not; it’s an indirect fixing system where the panels are attached to one another with clips, and it is only the clips that are fixed to the frame, holding the panels in place,” Cemintel’s New Zealand Territory™ distributor Jonathan Brooks says. “This indirect fixing system allows for the panels to move independently of the building in a seismic event.”

But it is also the fixing system that ultimately allows for the design freedom, with the ability to specify any finishes from the range on a single project, creating the aesthetic of a variety of different surfaces and cladding materials yet using the one, simple fixing system for all finishes.

Territory Urban Grey cladding.
Territory Urban Grey cladding.

“It’s common for architects and designers to want to specify different cladding materials on single buildings, but when this occurs there are junctions between systems, which present the highest risk for failure over time.

“By moving all surfaces on a building into one range and therefore one fixing system, we’re able to eliminate that risk and remove the need for junctions between different cladding materials.”

Territory Quarry Concrete cladding.
Territory Quarry Concrete cladding.

Emulating nature with lightweight fibre cement cladding

“For products that emulate natural materials, the Territory™ range is made specifically to be as realistic as possible and is made with moulds from the real materials,” Jonathan says. 

“For example, the Woodlands Ebony finish is made by creating a mould of the timber itself and using that mould to manufacture the finished product.”

The wider range covers a palette of earthy tones, with greys and natural, neutral tones a focus. “These are tones that really suit the New Zealand environment,” Jonathan says. “The Woodlands category incorporates timber-look finishes, while the River Bed offers stone-look options and the Savannah category, a grouping of solid, flat and smooth finishes.”

Territory™ cladding is a cement bonded fibrous wood panel that is manufactured in Japan for seismic performance. In New Zealand, it is CodeMark certified for use on buildings up to three storeys high, as well as for specific engineering design projects. It can also be used for higher buildings, provided they are within certain wind pressures, and it has been tested for performance in wind pressures up to 5kPa, Jonathan says. 

Territory™ cladding has been used extensively around New Zealand including most recently on projects including the Rose Garden Apartments in Albany, Auckland, the Wyndham Gardens Hotel in Queenstown and the Manukau Sebel in Auckland.

Find out more about Territory™ lightweight cladding.  

Get in touch with
Cemintel

Request pricing/info
Visit website
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Lightweight cladding, reimagined

Lightweight cladding solutions for multi-unit developments and low-rise buildings have never been so flexible - or realistic. 

Words by ArchiPro Editorial Team

From vertical timber-look cladding to a striking mix of concrete, stone and timber, the options are limited only by the imagination when it comes to the design possibilities of a clever Japanese lightweight cladding system.

While the system is precision engineered for seismic performance, it’s arguably one simple element of the Territory™ cladding range by Cemintel that sets it decisively apart from other lightweight solutions, and that is the ability to ‘mix and match’ within the range.

“A lot of lightweight claddings are directly mechanically fixed but this is not; it’s an indirect fixing system where the panels are attached to one another with clips, and it is only the clips that are fixed to the frame, holding the panels in place,” Cemintel’s New Zealand Territory™ distributor Jonathan Brooks says. “This indirect fixing system allows for the panels to move independently of the building in a seismic event.”

But it is also the fixing system that ultimately allows for the design freedom, with the ability to specify any finishes from the range on a single project, creating the aesthetic of a variety of different surfaces and cladding materials yet using the one, simple fixing system for all finishes.

Territory Urban Grey cladding.
Territory Urban Grey cladding.

“It’s common for architects and designers to want to specify different cladding materials on single buildings, but when this occurs there are junctions between systems, which present the highest risk for failure over time.

“By moving all surfaces on a building into one range and therefore one fixing system, we’re able to eliminate that risk and remove the need for junctions between different cladding materials.”

Territory Quarry Concrete cladding.
Territory Quarry Concrete cladding.

Emulating nature with lightweight fibre cement cladding

“For products that emulate natural materials, the Territory™ range is made specifically to be as realistic as possible and is made with moulds from the real materials,” Jonathan says. 

“For example, the Woodlands Ebony finish is made by creating a mould of the timber itself and using that mould to manufacture the finished product.”

The wider range covers a palette of earthy tones, with greys and natural, neutral tones a focus. “These are tones that really suit the New Zealand environment,” Jonathan says. “The Woodlands category incorporates timber-look finishes, while the River Bed offers stone-look options and the Savannah category, a grouping of solid, flat and smooth finishes.”

Territory™ cladding is a cement bonded fibrous wood panel that is manufactured in Japan for seismic performance. In New Zealand, it is CodeMark certified for use on buildings up to three storeys high, as well as for specific engineering design projects. It can also be used for higher buildings, provided they are within certain wind pressures, and it has been tested for performance in wind pressures up to 5kPa, Jonathan says. 

Territory™ cladding has been used extensively around New Zealand including most recently on projects including the Rose Garden Apartments in Albany, Auckland, the Wyndham Gardens Hotel in Queenstown and the Manukau Sebel in Auckland.

Find out more about Territory™ lightweight cladding.  

Get in touch with
Cemintel

Request pricing/info
Visit website
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Lightweight cladding, reimagined

Lightweight cladding, reimagined

Lightweight cladding solutions for multi-unit developments and low-rise buildings have never been so flexible - or realistic. 

Words by ArchiPro Editorial Team

From vertical timber-look cladding to a striking mix of concrete, stone and timber, the options are limited only by the imagination when it comes to the design possibilities of a clever Japanese lightweight cladding system.

While the system is precision engineered for seismic performance, it’s arguably one simple element of the Territory™ cladding range by Cemintel that sets it decisively apart from other lightweight solutions, and that is the ability to ‘mix and match’ within the range.

“A lot of lightweight claddings are directly mechanically fixed but this is not; it’s an indirect fixing system where the panels are attached to one another with clips, and it is only the clips that are fixed to the frame, holding the panels in place,” Cemintel’s New Zealand Territory™ distributor Jonathan Brooks says. “This indirect fixing system allows for the panels to move independently of the building in a seismic event.”

But it is also the fixing system that ultimately allows for the design freedom, with the ability to specify any finishes from the range on a single project, creating the aesthetic of a variety of different surfaces and cladding materials yet using the one, simple fixing system for all finishes.

Territory Urban Grey cladding.
Territory Urban Grey cladding.

“It’s common for architects and designers to want to specify different cladding materials on single buildings, but when this occurs there are junctions between systems, which present the highest risk for failure over time.

“By moving all surfaces on a building into one range and therefore one fixing system, we’re able to eliminate that risk and remove the need for junctions between different cladding materials.”

Territory Quarry Concrete cladding.
Territory Quarry Concrete cladding.

Emulating nature with lightweight fibre cement cladding

“For products that emulate natural materials, the Territory™ range is made specifically to be as realistic as possible and is made with moulds from the real materials,” Jonathan says. 

“For example, the Woodlands Ebony finish is made by creating a mould of the timber itself and using that mould to manufacture the finished product.”

The wider range covers a palette of earthy tones, with greys and natural, neutral tones a focus. “These are tones that really suit the New Zealand environment,” Jonathan says. “The Woodlands category incorporates timber-look finishes, while the River Bed offers stone-look options and the Savannah category, a grouping of solid, flat and smooth finishes.”

Territory™ cladding is a cement bonded fibrous wood panel that is manufactured in Japan for seismic performance. In New Zealand, it is CodeMark certified for use on buildings up to three storeys high, as well as for specific engineering design projects. It can also be used for higher buildings, provided they are within certain wind pressures, and it has been tested for performance in wind pressures up to 5kPa, Jonathan says. 

Territory™ cladding has been used extensively around New Zealand including most recently on projects including the Rose Garden Apartments in Albany, Auckland, the Wyndham Gardens Hotel in Queenstown and the Manukau Sebel in Auckland.

Find out more about Territory™ lightweight cladding.  

Get in touch with
Cemintel

Request pricing/info
Visit website
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Lightweight cladding, reimagined

Lightweight cladding, reimagined

Lightweight cladding solutions for multi-unit developments and low-rise buildings have never been so flexible - or realistic. 

Words by ArchiPro Editorial Team

From vertical timber-look cladding to a striking mix of concrete, stone and timber, the options are limited only by the imagination when it comes to the design possibilities of a clever Japanese lightweight cladding system.

While the system is precision engineered for seismic performance, it’s arguably one simple element of the Territory™ cladding range by Cemintel that sets it decisively apart from other lightweight solutions, and that is the ability to ‘mix and match’ within the range.

“A lot of lightweight claddings are directly mechanically fixed but this is not; it’s an indirect fixing system where the panels are attached to one another with clips, and it is only the clips that are fixed to the frame, holding the panels in place,” Cemintel’s New Zealand Territory™ distributor Jonathan Brooks says. “This indirect fixing system allows for the panels to move independently of the building in a seismic event.”

But it is also the fixing system that ultimately allows for the design freedom, with the ability to specify any finishes from the range on a single project, creating the aesthetic of a variety of different surfaces and cladding materials yet using the one, simple fixing system for all finishes.

Territory Urban Grey cladding.
Territory Urban Grey cladding.

“It’s common for architects and designers to want to specify different cladding materials on single buildings, but when this occurs there are junctions between systems, which present the highest risk for failure over time.

“By moving all surfaces on a building into one range and therefore one fixing system, we’re able to eliminate that risk and remove the need for junctions between different cladding materials.”

Territory Quarry Concrete cladding.
Territory Quarry Concrete cladding.

Emulating nature with lightweight fibre cement cladding

“For products that emulate natural materials, the Territory™ range is made specifically to be as realistic as possible and is made with moulds from the real materials,” Jonathan says. 

“For example, the Woodlands Ebony finish is made by creating a mould of the timber itself and using that mould to manufacture the finished product.”

The wider range covers a palette of earthy tones, with greys and natural, neutral tones a focus. “These are tones that really suit the New Zealand environment,” Jonathan says. “The Woodlands category incorporates timber-look finishes, while the River Bed offers stone-look options and the Savannah category, a grouping of solid, flat and smooth finishes.”

Territory™ cladding is a cement bonded fibrous wood panel that is manufactured in Japan for seismic performance. In New Zealand, it is CodeMark certified for use on buildings up to three storeys high, as well as for specific engineering design projects. It can also be used for higher buildings, provided they are within certain wind pressures, and it has been tested for performance in wind pressures up to 5kPa, Jonathan says. 

Territory™ cladding has been used extensively around New Zealand including most recently on projects including the Rose Garden Apartments in Albany, Auckland, the Wyndham Gardens Hotel in Queenstown and the Manukau Sebel in Auckland.

Find out more about Territory™ lightweight cladding.  

Get in touch with
Cemintel

Request pricing/info
Visit website
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Lightweight cladding, reimagined

Lightweight cladding solutions for multi-unit developments and low-rise buildings have never been so flexible - or realistic. 

Words by ArchiPro Editorial Team

From vertical timber-look cladding to a striking mix of concrete, stone and timber, the options are limited only by the imagination when it comes to the design possibilities of a clever Japanese lightweight cladding system.

While the system is precision engineered for seismic performance, it’s arguably one simple element of the Territory™ cladding range by Cemintel that sets it decisively apart from other lightweight solutions, and that is the ability to ‘mix and match’ within the range.

“A lot of lightweight claddings are directly mechanically fixed but this is not; it’s an indirect fixing system where the panels are attached to one another with clips, and it is only the clips that are fixed to the frame, holding the panels in place,” Cemintel’s New Zealand Territory™ distributor Jonathan Brooks says. “This indirect fixing system allows for the panels to move independently of the building in a seismic event.”

But it is also the fixing system that ultimately allows for the design freedom, with the ability to specify any finishes from the range on a single project, creating the aesthetic of a variety of different surfaces and cladding materials yet using the one, simple fixing system for all finishes.

Territory Urban Grey cladding.
Territory Urban Grey cladding.

“It’s common for architects and designers to want to specify different cladding materials on single buildings, but when this occurs there are junctions between systems, which present the highest risk for failure over time.

“By moving all surfaces on a building into one range and therefore one fixing system, we’re able to eliminate that risk and remove the need for junctions between different cladding materials.”

Territory Quarry Concrete cladding.
Territory Quarry Concrete cladding.

Emulating nature with lightweight fibre cement cladding

“For products that emulate natural materials, the Territory™ range is made specifically to be as realistic as possible and is made with moulds from the real materials,” Jonathan says. 

“For example, the Woodlands Ebony finish is made by creating a mould of the timber itself and using that mould to manufacture the finished product.”

The wider range covers a palette of earthy tones, with greys and natural, neutral tones a focus. “These are tones that really suit the New Zealand environment,” Jonathan says. “The Woodlands category incorporates timber-look finishes, while the River Bed offers stone-look options and the Savannah category, a grouping of solid, flat and smooth finishes.”

Territory™ cladding is a cement bonded fibrous wood panel that is manufactured in Japan for seismic performance. In New Zealand, it is CodeMark certified for use on buildings up to three storeys high, as well as for specific engineering design projects. It can also be used for higher buildings, provided they are within certain wind pressures, and it has been tested for performance in wind pressures up to 5kPa, Jonathan says. 

Territory™ cladding has been used extensively around New Zealand including most recently on projects including the Rose Garden Apartments in Albany, Auckland, the Wyndham Gardens Hotel in Queenstown and the Manukau Sebel in Auckland.

Find out more about Territory™ lightweight cladding.  

Get in touch with
Cemintel

Request pricing/info
Visit website
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The choices for external cladding materials are almost endless, but the qualities people are after when...
There is an enormous range of different types of claddings available today in various styles, colours and textures, giving designers the ability to experiment and create unique exteriors...
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Understanding New Zealand’s contemporary house styles is useful for anyone planning to build a home,...
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Lightweight cladding, reimagined

Lightweight cladding, reimagined

Lightweight cladding solutions for multi-unit developments and low-rise buildings have never been so flexible - or realistic. 

Words by ArchiPro Editorial Team

From vertical timber-look cladding to a striking mix of concrete, stone and timber, the options are limited only by the imagination when it comes to the design possibilities of a clever Japanese lightweight cladding system.

While the system is precision engineered for seismic performance, it’s arguably one simple element of the Territory™ cladding range by Cemintel that sets it decisively apart from other lightweight solutions, and that is the ability to ‘mix and match’ within the range.

“A lot of lightweight claddings are directly mechanically fixed but this is not; it’s an indirect fixing system where the panels are attached to one another with clips, and it is only the clips that are fixed to the frame, holding the panels in place,” Cemintel’s New Zealand Territory™ distributor Jonathan Brooks says. “This indirect fixing system allows for the panels to move independently of the building in a seismic event.”

But it is also the fixing system that ultimately allows for the design freedom, with the ability to specify any finishes from the range on a single project, creating the aesthetic of a variety of different surfaces and cladding materials yet using the one, simple fixing system for all finishes.

Territory Urban Grey cladding.
Territory Urban Grey cladding.

“It’s common for architects and designers to want to specify different cladding materials on single buildings, but when this occurs there are junctions between systems, which present the highest risk for failure over time.

“By moving all surfaces on a building into one range and therefore one fixing system, we’re able to eliminate that risk and remove the need for junctions between different cladding materials.”

Territory Quarry Concrete cladding.
Territory Quarry Concrete cladding.

Emulating nature with lightweight fibre cement cladding

“For products that emulate natural materials, the Territory™ range is made specifically to be as realistic as possible and is made with moulds from the real materials,” Jonathan says. 

“For example, the Woodlands Ebony finish is made by creating a mould of the timber itself and using that mould to manufacture the finished product.”

The wider range covers a palette of earthy tones, with greys and natural, neutral tones a focus. “These are tones that really suit the New Zealand environment,” Jonathan says. “The Woodlands category incorporates timber-look finishes, while the River Bed offers stone-look options and the Savannah category, a grouping of solid, flat and smooth finishes.”

Territory™ cladding is a cement bonded fibrous wood panel that is manufactured in Japan for seismic performance. In New Zealand, it is CodeMark certified for use on buildings up to three storeys high, as well as for specific engineering design projects. It can also be used for higher buildings, provided they are within certain wind pressures, and it has been tested for performance in wind pressures up to 5kPa, Jonathan says. 

Territory™ cladding has been used extensively around New Zealand including most recently on projects including the Rose Garden Apartments in Albany, Auckland, the Wyndham Gardens Hotel in Queenstown and the Manukau Sebel in Auckland.

Find out more about Territory™ lightweight cladding.  

Get in touch with
Cemintel

Request pricing/info
Visit website
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Lightweight cladding, reimagined

Lightweight cladding, reimagined

Lightweight cladding solutions for multi-unit developments and low-rise buildings have never been so flexible - or realistic. 

Words by ArchiPro Editorial Team

From vertical timber-look cladding to a striking mix of concrete, stone and timber, the options are limited only by the imagination when it comes to the design possibilities of a clever Japanese lightweight cladding system.

While the system is precision engineered for seismic performance, it’s arguably one simple element of the Territory™ cladding range by Cemintel that sets it decisively apart from other lightweight solutions, and that is the ability to ‘mix and match’ within the range.

“A lot of lightweight claddings are directly mechanically fixed but this is not; it’s an indirect fixing system where the panels are attached to one another with clips, and it is only the clips that are fixed to the frame, holding the panels in place,” Cemintel’s New Zealand Territory™ distributor Jonathan Brooks says. “This indirect fixing system allows for the panels to move independently of the building in a seismic event.”

But it is also the fixing system that ultimately allows for the design freedom, with the ability to specify any finishes from the range on a single project, creating the aesthetic of a variety of different surfaces and cladding materials yet using the one, simple fixing system for all finishes.

Territory Urban Grey cladding.
Territory Urban Grey cladding.

“It’s common for architects and designers to want to specify different cladding materials on single buildings, but when this occurs there are junctions between systems, which present the highest risk for failure over time.

“By moving all surfaces on a building into one range and therefore one fixing system, we’re able to eliminate that risk and remove the need for junctions between different cladding materials.”

Territory Quarry Concrete cladding.
Territory Quarry Concrete cladding.

Emulating nature with lightweight fibre cement cladding

“For products that emulate natural materials, the Territory™ range is made specifically to be as realistic as possible and is made with moulds from the real materials,” Jonathan says. 

“For example, the Woodlands Ebony finish is made by creating a mould of the timber itself and using that mould to manufacture the finished product.”

The wider range covers a palette of earthy tones, with greys and natural, neutral tones a focus. “These are tones that really suit the New Zealand environment,” Jonathan says. “The Woodlands category incorporates timber-look finishes, while the River Bed offers stone-look options and the Savannah category, a grouping of solid, flat and smooth finishes.”

Territory™ cladding is a cement bonded fibrous wood panel that is manufactured in Japan for seismic performance. In New Zealand, it is CodeMark certified for use on buildings up to three storeys high, as well as for specific engineering design projects. It can also be used for higher buildings, provided they are within certain wind pressures, and it has been tested for performance in wind pressures up to 5kPa, Jonathan says. 

Territory™ cladding has been used extensively around New Zealand including most recently on projects including the Rose Garden Apartments in Albany, Auckland, the Wyndham Gardens Hotel in Queenstown and the Manukau Sebel in Auckland.

Find out more about Territory™ lightweight cladding.  

Get in touch with
Cemintel

Request pricing/info
Visit website
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