The winners of Australia’s peak international design awards were announced on Friday 16th September at the 2022 Australian Good Design Awards. The Good Design Awards are the highest honour for design and innovation in the country and reward projects across 11 design disciplines covering more than 30 categories and sub-categories.
Hardie™ Fine Texture Cladding by James Hardie received a prestigious Good Design Winner Accolade in the Product Design: Hardware and Building category in recognition for outstanding design and innovation. The Australian Good Design Awards is the country’s oldest and most prestigious international awards for design and innovation with a proud history dating back to 1958.
The 2022 Good Design Awards attracted high-quality design projects from Australia and around the world. These innovative projects were evaluated by more than 70 Australian and international Jurors, including designers, engineers, architects and thought leaders. Each entry was evaluated according to a strict set of design evaluation criteria which includes Good Design, Design Innovation and Design Impact.
Hardie™ Fine Texture Cladding is an Australian-made product with embedded texture technology allowing homeowners to obtain a highly desired fine textured render look, whilst reducing the labour-intensive multi-stage process requirements of traditional rendered wall solutions.
The Good Design Awards Jury commented: “An excellent solution for any modern home exterior, the unique cladding system will provide a premium finish that will make any homeowner proud. Additionally, it will give the homeowner structural confidence for years to come.”
Innovation is a fundamental pillar of James Hardie’s future growth in Asia Pacific. This innovation is quickly gaining traction with homeowners, the design community, and builders alike. “Hardie™ Fine Texture Cladding is a game changing cladding solution that reimagines the modern render look of home exteriors without the build time and complexity of other methods. We are thrilled for the recognition and commend the broader James Hardie team on the development and commercialisation of this award winning product,” says John Arneil, General Manager - APAC , James Hardie.
“Innovation is a key element of the James Hardie DNA. We focus on market driven insights to deliver high-impact new products that address homeowners’ unmet needs and deliver productivity benefits to the trade.” says John.
Hardie™ Fine Texture Cladding was developed to allow homeowners to create an on trend, modern home façade finish, without issues like set joint cracking which can be associated with rendered walls. “Given the popularity of the rendered finish in the Australian market, the many steps and trades involved in delivering it and concerns with quality and durability, there was a clear opportunity to improve,” says John.
“The design solution focussed on delivering a beautiful, durable modern aesthetic and a streamlined installation. Already, this award-winning product is the fastest growing innovation in James Hardie Australia’s history and has been recognised for its finish, flexibility and ease of installation.” This modern exterior cladding solution, enables builders to deliver a sleek appearance without render, saving time, labour and the need for specialist trades on residential building sites. Hardie™ Fine Texture Cladding is perfectly designed for full-wrap or mixed façade designs on either timber or steel-framed homes via a batten.
As an industry leader, this award supports James Hardie’s mission to transform the way the world builds. James Hardie continues to pioneer new innovations that define the future of home exterior trends while empowering homeowners, designers and builders alike to achieve the home of their dreams through personalised design.
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