Leaky Home?
Total reclad work at modest prices

Leaky homes are primarily homes that were built during the 90's. Monolithic style cladding was often used  with no cavity system.  The insulation within the  wall spaces would literally soak up any moisture like a sponge and hold it there trapped thus creating its own ecosystem of black toxic mould. It would then only be a matter of time before the structural timbers (some of which are totally untreated radiata pine) would start rotting.  Around this time it was also fashionable to have homes built without any eaves  which meant constructing internal hidden spouting. The internal spouting was often manufactured from inferior materials such as galvanised iron which simply corodes in a seaspray environment  such as Auckland. I have also fixed up and come accross properties where fibreglass had been used for flashings and clearly not stood the test of time.

The older housing stock escaped this problem because:
  1. The timber was of a far superior quality, heart rimu in a lot of cases which has its own natural protective properties against insect and fungal attack.
  2. The design was practical with simple roof profiles and lapped weatherboard system creating a breathable envelope.
  3. There was no insulation in the wall spaces so although the houses were probably freezing there was always plenty of air circulating through keeping the timbers dry.

To find out more on leaky homes follow this link to: https://www.consumer.org.nz/articles/monolithic-cladding


Case study:
Here is a recent reclad and total rebuild of a deck which was built over a living space:


In this case we have used Hardies linear board over a vented cavity system.

Click on any of the images below to launch the gallery view:

Rainwater head and 100mm spouting to take stormwater to new soakpit The new deck with torch on water proof membrane We had to alter these French doors to get our 100mm clearance from the deck

Repair works of this size have to go through a design process and submission to council for building consent.

Ph: 021 241 0676
dan@danjointbuilders.co.nz