Using Eternit to create a beautiful, comfortable and safe home

Using Eternit to create a beautiful, comfortable and safe home

Thanks to its energy efficiency, sustainability, durability and distinct design, Eternit profiled sheeting is increasingly a popular choice for residential builds. Its unique and familiar design offers a distinct style for new builds looking to blend in to the natural environments of the countryside or at the same time offering urban developments an opportunity to nod to the industrial past.

Eternit profiled sheeting was developed originally, and still used today, for farming and industrial applications as a hardy, dependable and cost effective siding and roofing solution. Both Eternit P6 fibre cement sheets and Eternit P3 fibre cement sheets have been widely used in the UK for generations. As a result of its popularity, Eternit profiled sheeting is now an alternative installation option for residential builds that aim to encompass their agricultural or industrial surroundings.

Eternit profiled sheeting is available in 11 different colours, from natural grey all the way through to slate blue - there's a finish perfect for your installation. The paint finish is durable and applied in the same UK factory the sheets are manufactured.

Efficiency and durability: The benefits of Fibre Cement Profiled Sheeting

Efficiency and durability: The benefits of Fibre Cement Profiled Sheeting

Fibre cement profiled sheeting is renowned for its energy efficiency, behaviour in harsh environments and notable lifespan. Typically lasting in excess of 50 years, fibre cement profiled sheeting is an incredibly durable product that is low maintenance once installed. Eternit sheets are resistant to fungi, bacteria, chemical and vermin influences - which means you can install it as a solution and allow it to gracefully weather naturally, without any of the typical downsides found in some alternative based exterior cladding applications.

Building combustibility should be a key consideration during any residential build or refurbishment. Our Eternit profiled sheeting is comprehensively tested and is approved to the fire performance classification of A2-s1,d0 to EN 13501-1:2018. As well as sound proofing, Eternit sheeting offers good thermal performance in any application thanks to its natural fibre composition and the way they deal with moisture and heat.

Design in style

Design in style

Our fibre cement solutions are available in 11 different colours. From natural grey to slate blue. You can choose to stand out or blend in to your environment.

Make a sound investment

Calm is key in a residential building. Tested under heavy rainfall, fibre cement absorbs twice as much sound as metal roofing. It reduces noise, whatever insulation you choose.

Make it safe

Make it safe

Compared with some alternative residential applications, Eternit fibre cement profiled sheets offer many advantages. In addition to its notable fire safety standard advantages and its resistant to the elements, such as rot, rust, fungi and bacteria – Eternit fibre cement profiled sheets are made of breathable material that have a vastly superior sound absorbing abilities. Tested under heavy rainfall, the sound under our profiled sheets (when installed as roofing) is significantly softer than that recorded under a metal alternative.

Corrugated metal sheets can have corrosion issues and bacteria build up, which are part caused by the metal composition not allowing moisture to absorb and breathe through the material, unlike fibre cement. Warm air which naturally rises and emits from any home is absorbed and dispersed amongst the fibres in fibre cement profiled sheeting, in contrast to cold metal sheeting which would simply condense the warm air back to water droplets which run down the inside panels and pool, causing rot, rust and bacteria build up.

What insulation do I need?

What insulation do I need?

Insulation is essential in a residential building to protect yourself against the cold in winter and the heat in summer. To get the best advice and information, get in touch with our account managers. They’ll be happy to guide you and answer any questions.

 

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Full insulation under purlins

For full climate control
This solution is ideal for your comfort. It makes it possible to control the building’s temperature. And, it maximises the airflow, combining it with the most esthetical finishing inside.

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Full insulation above purlins

Insulation on a budget
Here, corrugated sheets sit directly on long insulating panels. So, they’re easier to fit, making this a budget-friendly option. However, with this insulation, the purlins are still visible from the inside.

Our customers say

Our customers say

Hear what our customers have to share.

 

Emsworth Coastal House, Chichester

A waterfront beach house on the Hampshire coastline has been renovated using Profile 3 and Farmscape fibre cement profiled sheeting from Eternit. Located in Chichester, the 1940's home sits within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and therefore required sensitive modernisation.

This was achieved by using a combination of Eternit Farmscape in matt Anthracite colour for the pitched roof and Profile 3 in Natural Grey for the cladding...

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