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Some building projects start out with high hopes and end in tears. This story starts with a client unhappy with the finish quality of a fibre cement cladding system and ends with a satisfied builder and a happy client and praise for A-lign.

Builder Mark Annals of Mark 1 Building in the Waikato region was commissioned to build a 440m2 architecturally designed home. The client loved the design but was not happy with the fibre cement cladding the architect had specified. Mark researched other cladding solutions and when A-lign’s Brent Speers demonstrated the A-lign system, Mark and his client made a quick decision.

“My clients and I were immediately taken by it, and decided on this product then and there,” Mark says. “They could not wait to see the A-lign boards on their new home.”

Mark found the A-lign solution worked for him as a builder ‘from the start’.

“By using the pre-cut scribers as story rods we saved time and mistakes. We started with the ready made base boards, which guaranteed perfect pitch of boards every time. We then used the pre-cut scriber to hold each consecutive board in place before fixing

to the studs. We had entire walls clad in no time, and finished them off nicely with the pre-fabricated box corners and pre-cut scribers.”

For the clients, the end result was all they had hoped for Mark says.

“My clients could not believe the fine detail, the smooth finish of the boards and trims. They were very pleased not to have chosen the fibre cement product.

Praise from the client for A-lign is matched by praise from Mark.

“I truly cannot fault the Align timber weatherboard system. I will definitely be using it again, and I highly recommend it to all homeowners and builders.”

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