Fibre-Cement Weatherboards

Payne Carpentry have extensive experience in fibre-cement weatherboards. To find out more contact us today.


Fibre-cement weatherboards are made from a combination of engineered cellulose-fibre and cement composite, these boards offer the texture and natural beauty of timber whilst delivering the fire, moisture, and rot resistance of an engineered cement composite. 

These products offer long life expectancy with low maintenance. 


  • Fire, moisture, and rot resistance

  • Variety of finishes available

  • Offers strength and durability

  • Low maintenance providing minimum future costs

  • Lightweight 

fibre cement weatherboard


Fibre-cement weatherboard is typically fitted to timber grounds installed either vertically or horizontally depending on the orientation of your cladding, some systems will have two layers of timber grounds which is known as counter battening. Such works would be expanded by the architect or product manufacturer. 
The timber battens known as grounds will be preservative treated timber as they will be installed to the exterior of the building and will be exposed to the weather. The thickness and width of the grounds also depend on the design specification and manufacturer’s guidelines.  
On top of the ground it’s important to apply a breathable membrane to allow both timber grounds and cladding materials to breath, preventing any damp spots appearing on the cladding.  
Most systems are designed so that air flows through the batten zone, and any open end of that zone would receive an insect mesh to prevent potentials of insects nesting in the cavity.   
When used on multi dwelling properties such as apartment blocks etc, the cavity would receive a fire dampening sock to all party walls and floor junctions to prevent the spread of fire from one dwelling to another.  
Most systems include aluminium powder coated stop ends and corner sections for all external, internal junctions. This enables the composite board to be cut between each section concealing the cut raw edges that would otherwise be visible. 
All these sections would be installed prior to the cladding, and it is important that these sections are installed accurately for plumb, line and level to achieve a visibly pleasing finish.  
There are a variety of corner and stop end sections available to suit whatever wall finish the cladding is abutting. Asymmetrical trims are corner trim for your windows and doors these have two different size returns to allow the window and or doors to still operate whilst having a cladded reveal.  
Now that all the trims are fitted the cladding can be install to the manufacturer's recommendations, and in line with the design specification. In general, the fixings that retain the cladding will not be visible when the works are completed.  

fibre cement weatherboard installation

How can we manage your needs?

Payne Carpentry have extensive experience in the many types of fibre-cement weatherboards. We manage our clients’ needs by providing time and cost saving solutions by carrying out the following compulsory works procedures as part of our standard service.

  • All applicable installations are completed to manufacturing guides for product warranties
  • Quality and workmanship audits throughout the job
  • Health and Safety auditing for a clean, safe work environment
  • Regular site reports to assist site managers with build progress
  • Training & development programmes to improve our service
  • Always considering other trades when working onsite by going the extra mile on our quality of work and keeping things clean and tidy
We are always available and more than willing to offer valuable advice to our clients in assisting with the selection of products and services that are best suited. Below is a list of these additional services we offer.
  • A Supply and fit service
  • A Labour only service
  • Liaise with any client, Architect, structural engineer & design representatives at the initial stages of your project
  • Liaise with Local Build Control authorities/officers to sign off the installed works for warranty approvals etc. 

Get in Touch With Payne Carpentry Ltd.

We have been leading Devon’s carpentry industry with superior quality, reliable communication and efficient, effective solutions. If you have a project you would like us to work on, we would love to hear from you.

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Brunel Road
Newton Abbot
TQ12 4PB

Company number: 08938517