Orange Board is a "fully compliant insulated cladding system". Basically, it's sheets of a foam-like plastic material that gets covered with mesh and stucco / render to serve as the external skin of buildings. I'd like to know how this or similar cladding systems compare to traditional building materials, particularly single-brick (brick veneer) and concrete. How does the longevity compare? Energy efficiency? How easy is it to restore the surface, and how often would it be necessary? I'd be happy for any information people can provide.
posted by Joe in Australia
on Jul 22, 2013 -
How do I go about turning an old broken down brick shed into a brand spanking new (small around 5m x 15m at a rough guess) workshop? I'm mainly looking for a guide on how to put the roof on top of a brick box but anything would be handy! [more inside]
posted by aqueousdan
on Dec 5, 2009 -