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Achieving the modern look with Hardie™ Fine Texture Cladding.

No matter the style of our homes – from bungalow to beach house, cottage to 70s chic – renovators are looking to create ground floor extensions or upper story additions that stay true to their home’s style. While giving it a modern twist, that is.

An interior architect shows how to use different materials on the exterior.

Using a mix of cladding adds richness to home designs and streetscapes. James Hardie sat down for a virtual coffee with Gilchrist Homes to find out their secret for getting the mixed cladding look right.

An unexpected modern renovation hidden behind a heritage facade.

The key to unlocking the potential of the Prahran house was balancing how best to preserve its existing roots and style, while giving it a more contemporary approach to space and light.

Linea™ Weatherboards by James Hardie bring a dream home to life.

Bonnie, Lana and Erin of Three Birds Renovations had a clear vision when embarking on the Three Birds Dream Home; to create a unique take on the Modern Coastal house style that people could buy and build on an average block of land.

The modern look

The beauty of clean lines and matte texture

Unlike brick and weatherboard homes with busy horizontal lines, contemporary homes with rendered exteriors appear calm and uncluttered. Achieve a modern, minimalist aesthetic through Hardie™ Fine Texture Cladding. The smooth, sand-like texture adds warmth and diffuses light, giving your home a fine matte finish.

The James Hardie™ difference


Endless versatility so you can create your unique dream home.


Built for tough Australian conditions.


Live larger and make the most of space and comfort.


Faster, easier construction so you can start living sooner.

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