James Hardie

James Hardie
James Hardie

James Hardie Industries is the world’s #1 producer and marketer of high-performance fibre cement building solutions. The company empowers homeowners and building professionals alike to achieve the home of their dreams with premium quality solutions that enable endless possibilities for design and aesthetics, while also delivering trusted protection and long-lasting beauty.

Create the home of your dreams

Modern homes are contemporary in design. They stay on trend into the future as they incorporate simple, clean lines with a light and airy open plan lifestyle. Popular amongst homeowners, designers and builders around Australia, exterior Cladding is the ideal choice in homes for its functional and aesthetic properties. Our range of exterior cladding solutions brings style and diversity to your walls.

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James Hardie Modern Homes Forecast 2024

Introducing the James Hardie inaugural research report focusing on seven popular, enduring, and emerging contemporary home styles in Australia, for homeowners and trade professionals. Whether you're planning an extension, renovation, restoration, or new build, this forecast will be a valuable resource on your journey. Learn more about the trajectory of home design in Australia and explore the range of Hardie™ Exterior Cladding Solutions that can achieve the modern home you want. 

The Block 2023 - House Transformations

Cladding over brick immediately gives your home a modern look. 

It’s Possible™ to transform your exterior with Hardie™ Architectural Collection.





Home Renovation Guide

Tackle your home renovation with confidence! Download the James Hardie go-to guide with tips and tricks for planning your dream renovation.

Modern Look Book

The Modern Look Book by James Hardie provides design inspiration and highlights hallmarks to help describe and define the clean, contemporary home of your dreams.

Hamptons Look Book

The Hamptons style is all about details. It doesn’t matter if you’re building a new home or doing a major or minor renovation, many of the Hamptons details you’ll find in our Hamptons Look Book can be added to give your home a feel of charm, craftsmanship or glamour.

 NEW Hardie™ Oblique™ Cladding

The bold, vertical look built your way. Check out our Hardie™ Oblique™ Cladding brochure. Here you will find product details and specifications, accessories required and our simple 4 stage installation process.

Hamptons Look Book

The Hamptons style is all about details. It doesn’t matter if you’re building a new home or doing a major or minor renovation, many of the Hamptons details you’ll find in our Hamptons Look Book can be added to give your home a feel of charm, craftsmanship or glamour.

Hardie Architectural Collection

Embrace the endless design possibilities of this curated cladding collection. Combining the renowned durability and product performance of our existing cladding portfolio with new, distinctive textures and profiles, Hardie™ Architectural Collection allows architects, builders and homeowners to build from the ground up – without compromise.

New Hardie™️ Brushed Concrete Cladding has a unique texture, which is embedded into the panel, is reminiscent of softly brushed concrete making it distinctively tactile. This sophisticated texture is perfect for creating modern facades, appearing smooth from a distance and surprisingly detailed up-close when used in ground floor applications.

Hardie™ Oblique™ Cladding evokes a striking, contemporary aesthetic with wide grooves and bespoke design flexibility. It is the only Hardie™ exterior cladding with a slanted groove edge, delivering highlights and shadows. Available in 200mm and 300mm widths, these 14mm thick shiplap boards offer multiple installation options and allow for simple alternation or unique combinations. The boards are primed and ready to paint. Similar in appearance to standing seam metal cladding it's an easy-to-install fibre cement solution.

Achieve a modern, minimalist aesthetic with Hardie™ Fine Texture Cladding. The smooth, natural sand texture adds warmth and diffuses light, giving your new home, renovation or extension a fine matte finish.

Hardie™ Fine Texture Cladding is a pre-textured fibre cement panel. It’s durable and lower maintenance than traditional cement render to stay looking good for many years to come.

Introduce drama and detail to your walls with the clean vertical lines of Axon™ Cladding, while incorporating the beauty and fine detail of painted vertical joint timber. Axon is a range of vertically grooved panels with the detail of vertical joint timber.

A deep shadow weatherboard for contemporary homes. The clean horizontal lines of Linea™ weatherboards work beautifully on the expansive external walls of modern architecture. Ideal for creating a Hamptons or coastal inspired look when combined with contrasting Axent Trims in new homes or renovations. Innovative and durable, Linea weatherboards are resistant to shrinking, swelling and cracking and will hold paint longer than wood.

Featuring deep grooves from the thick shiplap cladding boards, the Stria range is an easy way to get the strong horizontal cladding lines in modern home. Stria cladding suits contemporary looks where a bold, but pared-back aesthetic is desired.

Stria 325mm and 405mm profiles are 14mm thick fibre cement with shiplap joints that leave a 15mm wide horizontal grooves for strong clean lines.

Matrix™ Cladding is an exterior cladding system with a clean, modern, expressed-joint look. Matrix offers a bold industrial aesthetic when an architectural panelised look is desired. Choose from various panel sizes that suit different stud spacings, and let the 10mm express joint create a variety of geometric shapes in square, vertical, horizontal and brick pattern layouts. To create a bespoke designer mixed materials look combine Matrix with other James Hardie Cladding products such as Stria™ Cladding  for contrast and to accentuate design elements.

Renovating? Discover how these homeowners made their dreams a reality with Hardies™ Exterior Cladding solutions

It's Possible with James Hardie

With endless design possibilities, exterior cladding solutions by James Hardie can bring your dream home to life exactly the way you imagined. It’s Possible with James Hardie™.

Hardie™ Fine Texture Cladding

Hear the amazing reno journey transforming this 1940s house into a bold modern home design using Hardie™ Fine Texture Cladding.

Sandy Bay Renovation

These homeowners always wanted their property in Hobart’s Sandy Bay to be their ‘forever home’. Hear all about their modern renovation and how using James Hardie™ exterior products exceed all expectations.

Proudly Australian Made

James Hardie has been proudly providing Australian Made building products to the market for over 100 years, starting with just a handful of products. We now proudly produce a wide range of innovative fibre cement building material solutions across manufacturing facilities located in Rosehill, New South Wales, and Carole Park, Queensland.

Talk to your local Home Hardware about James Hardie products.