FOR­EVER HOME

ONCE A POKY OLD BRICK BUN­GA­LOW, THIS BEAUTY HAS BEEN TRANS­FORMED INTO A STYLISH, HAMP­TONS-STYLE FAM­ILY HAVEN

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A DREAM COMES TRUE

When Joe and Suzanne first bought their tired 1930s era home, Joe took some con­vinc­ing to say the least. “Joe hated it,” says Suzanne. “It was a brick bun­ga­low with a bad ’80s reno, but I had the vi­sion of turn­ing it into a Hamp­tons-style home.” It was Suzanne’s dream to build their for­ever home, one the kids would al­ways love com­ing back to. With the wheels in mo­tion, Joe and Suzanne set about their ren­o­va­tion with a plan to ex­tend the ex­ist­ing house and recre­ate the clas­sic two-storey Hamp­tons-style home. With plans quickly ap­proved by coun­cil and draw­ings done, Joe and Suzanne agreed the up­per storey’s weath­er­board cladding should be a more durable al­ter­na­tive to tim­ber. At the sug­ges­tion of their builder, they chose Linea weath­er­boards from James Hardie’s Scyon walls range be­cause they don’t warp, ex­pand or con­tract like tim­ber, so they hold their good looks and re­quire less main­te­nance. An­other plus was the abil­ity to paint them to per­fectly match their colour scheme. And the re­sults are stun­ning, with Suzanne’s vi­sion com­plete. “See­ing our ideas come to life is so re­ward­ing. We feel lucky to live here.” The Scyon range of hor­i­zon­tal, ver­ti­cal, panel and weath­er­board-look cladding op­tions pro­vides you with a range of so­lu­tions to per­fectly suit your choice of in­te­rior and ex­te­rior style, from Joe and Suzanne’s Hamp­tons look, through to con­tem­po­rary, tra­di­tional and coun­try homes. Scyon prod­ucts are also re­sis­tant to dam­age from mois­ture and ter­mites.

It was Suzanne’s dream to build their for­ever home, one the kids would al­ways love com­ing back to.

CHOOSE 150MM OR 180MM LINEA WEATH­ER­BOARD PRO­FILES FOR SHARP LINES OR DEEPER SHAD­OWS

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