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Choosing the right cladding for coastal projects


A beach house on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast showcases the practical and aesthetic rationale for ZINTL, a premium interlocking aluminium cladding system by HVG Facades that is ideal for coastal locations.

Bianca and Joel’s Sunshine Coast residence features ZINTL cladding.

The right cladding should at once anchor a design in and shelter it from its landscape. This is especially true for projects along Australia’s beautiful but harsh coastline.

When seasoned renovators and property experts Joel and Bianca set out to build their beach house on the subtropical Sunshine Coast, they searched for cladding that would protect their property and add value to their investment without compromising on style. ZINTL by HVG Facades emerged as a sturdy and low-maintenance architectural cladding alternative to timber.

Video supplied by HVG Facades. Videography by Shadestone Films.
An ideal cladding solution for a coastal project

While ZINTL is suited to residential applications such as townhouses, multi-residential developments and fully detached homes, its modern design and durability make it particularly well-suited to coastal properties and high-traffic areas.

In the case of Bianca and Joel’s build, ZINTL offered the natural appearance of timber, combined with the sturdiness of the cladding’s actual material make up: aluminium. 

ZINTL offers the natural appearance of timber.

The product’s ezy HD² technology makes it suitable for use in coastal and tropical environments, areas exposed to high humidity, pollution and salinity, as well as other extreme weather conditions. It can even be used on aluminium products that are situated right at the water’s edge and for buildings, at any height (in all Building Code of Australia classes). 

ZINTL also comes in a wide range of Interpon and Dulux powder-coated finishes in addition to a selection of anodised and woodgrain architectural ranges. Using the woodgrain architectural range in American Oak, Bianca and Joel created a stunning feature façade for their residential project with ZINTL Interlocking Weatherboards in Shadow 200 and ZINTL snap in battens. This cladding material gave Bianca and Joel the low-maintenance timber look they were after, while also being corrosion resistant.

The ZINTL feature battens are the hero of Bianca and Joel’s beach house.

“The ZINTL feature battens are the hero piece of our exterior facade,” the couple says. 

“We are extremely happy with the colour and the high-quality product.”

A premium wood grain range that lasts

ZINTL’s ezy HD² is the first system to obtain a realistic wood effect coating using a powder-on-powder process. This system is unique to the Australian market and produces a highly defined grain pattern and a texture, as well as superior exterior performance, including excellent resistance to UV radiation and extreme weather.

ZINTL offers UV resistance.

Architects and designers can rest assured that ZINTL is tested and certified to Australian building standard C1.9 (e)(v), AS1530.1, meeting the F3P1 Performance Requirements, and FV1.1 Verification Method as per AS4284 assessments.

ZINTL also comes with a warranty of up to 30 years.

To find out more about the ZINTL range, head to the HVG website here.

Photography by Alana Rose Productions.

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