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How much does it cost ?

The big question... it's a bit like asking us how long is a piece of string?
As you must appreciate, it's very difficult to quote over the phone. We provide a supply and install solution that is hard to quote without visiting the property or receiving plans or measurements. The price can depend on the type of board you select and size of the job. We have different boards to meet different budgets so the price can differentiate. 

Having a no obligation, free measure and quote is the surefire way to get an exact price for your job.
A Formplex representative will measure and quote your job, show you the selection of weatherboards and advise you on the best options.
The other option for new builds is to send through your plans and measurements and let our team create a quote for you.


Painting or cladding?

Cladding your house with Formplex is a one time job, no maintenance required and you can enjoy peace of mind with our 50 year guarantee. Painting however requires regular maintenance including re-painting every 5-10 years, which can result in a much higher cost compared to cladding. 

Painting may seem cheaper initially but it becomes increasingly costly when considering the need to repaint multiple times over the same period. Cladding instead offers a one-time investment that keeps the house looking fresh for a longer duration.

Cladding also provides additional benefits such as insulation which helps to reduce heating and cooling costs. Painting, on the other hand, does not offer insulation properties.
Our weatherboards are guaranteed not to chip, rot or peel like traditional weatherboards do. This ensures long-term durability and creates an affordable and valuable option that instantly adds value to your home.

More questions,

Can the boards go straight onto the house frame?
ExcellBoard is the perfect building board for new construction and can be installed straight onto the studs at 450 batten spacings. Supertuff and Ecotuff are usually used to go over existing house exterior.
How do I know if I'm getting genuine product or cheap copy? Make sure you are dealing with the genuine product by contacting us directly.
Is Formplex Australian Product and Australian Company? All Formplex products are made in Australia and Formplex is a wholly Australian owned company.
Can it be installed vertically / diagonally?
Yes it can.
Will it chip or rot or fade? No it won't
Can it go over concrete?
Yes it can
What if I have aluminium or brick cladding on my home?
We remove the cladding and install the Formplex Board
Will it add value to my house?
Yes it will - Many of our clients have seen their properties increase in value after getting cladded with Formplex. 
Can you clad over brick?
Yes, we can install over brick, contact us to find out more
Do you see nails and joins?
No, Formplex nails and screws are hidden and will last a lifetime.
What do I get if I refer someone to you?
Ask about our referral program for a way to make your Formplex work for you.
Can you help me get finance to do my Formplex?
Yes, see our Payment Plans page for details on how we can assist you to finance the Formplexing of your home.
We have a NO INTEREST EVER repayment plan that can make it very easy to pay it off.
Do my plans need to be approved prior to getting a quote?
 No. It is best to talk to our building department when you at your ideas stage.
What if I want to extend my home in the future?
No problem. We are still supplying the same product lines as well as new ones.
We can match the boards we used on houses from 40+ years ago.
How do I get a free quote?
Call 1800 038 145 or visit our contact page to organise your no obligation free measure and quote today.
Why can't you give me a price over the phone?
It is very difficult and unprofessional to quote an existing home over the phone as we are quoting wall areas and shape, heights, accessibility. These are just some of the factors why we need to sight the home to give you an accurate estimation. It's free and you are under no obligation. There is no 'hard sell'.
Am I just covering up problems?
No, Formplex contains the home preserving the weatherboards beneath.
Will my house be cooler in summer / warmer in winter?
Yes, an extra layer around the home will certainly save you money on your heating and cooling costs.
Brick homes take longer to cool down after a heat spell. Vinyl weatherboards will cool faster.
Does it reduce noise?
Yes. See above. Thicker coating on the house will insulate against noise.
I live on the coast, will this affect my Formplex?
No. Coastal living was one condition we considered when designing ExcellBoard. The salt does not affect our product.
How do I clean it?
Simple soapy water and a soft broom will do the job
What is the importance of using lightweight boards?
The harsh Australian climate we live in means the ground will move more with contraction and expansion due to temperature change. Lightweight boards put less pressure on the house frame.
Is it cheaper than painting?
In the long term yes. It would be wrong to compare the cost of one formplexing to one paint job because you won't paint once, but you will Formplex once.
Do you have distributers in each State?
We have Agents in each State to remove the need for the middle man. You only have to deal with Head Office to get the response you need.
Can I buy it myself and install it?
The product must be installed correctly to move with the house and the weather. Installation is not as easy as it looks and the wrong installation can ruin your home. However, please ring our Building department and ask them to advise whether you can.
Is the board environmentally friendly?
Yes. Formplex products are environmentally friendly compared to traditional weatherboards made from materials like timber. Our products are recyclable and sustainably sourced. No forests have been destroyed to produce our products.
Why should I use Formplex weatherboards?
Simply put,  you want the best you can get for your home. Why settle for cheap imports that are not designed for our climate. We have been around for 40+ years and are still leaders with a unique product we alone can offer you.
Are all Formplex Appointments made through the office?
Yes. We will arrange a date and time suitable to you and confirm the appointment and representative who will come out to see you. So you will be assured it is a qualified representative of Formplex.
Are you licensed?
Yes, Formplex is qualified to do work in every state and comply with all necessary regulations and licenses
What about windows?
Our installers can assist and install windows to your property, just ask us for more information