The biggest challenge Drew and the team found was getting the battens placed perfectly. A laser level will be used next time to make that process easier.
“Once we had that sorted it was really straight-forward. At the end, we just stood back and said ‘well that was easy'”.
“I would really like to use it again,” Drew says.
The real time savings, Drew says, came with the painting. “All our painter had to do was fill in the nail holes on the scribers and corner soakers. I reckon it cut a day out of his time. It just finished up really well. There was no shadowing from nail holes or putty shrinkage.”
Murray points out that long-term maintenance of the paint finish will also be easier. “You won’t get bleed from the nails deteriorating. That will be a big advantage in coastal situations.”