Nutec Wendy houses | The ideal low-cost housing solution
Nutec Wendy houses have transformed the timber structure industry. Nowadays, traditional wooden structures such as Wendy houses, dog kennels, kids’ playhouses, and garden sheds, are primarily manufactured from Nutec, providing clients with a durable, safe, and affordable alternative. We at Arbor Designs are proud to be at the forefront of this immense development in the industry, and also offer a range of dog houses, garden cupboards, and Nutec Wendy houses for sale across Cape Town and surrounds.
Nutec is the trade name of high-quality asbestos-free fibre cement boards that are manufactured locally, all in accordance with strict SABS standards. The fibre cement boards are manufactured from a mixture of Portland cement, silica (fine sand), and organic fibres. The silica ensures the strength and solidity, the fibres prevent the boards from crumbling, while the cement binds it all together.
Nutec boards are naturally grey in colour, but they can be painted in the same way as any other exterior walls. This means that you can use the exact same paint on your Wendy house, garden shed, or dog kennel that you use on the rest of the house. Most acrylic based paints can be painted straight onto the boards without any prior preparation.
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How are Nutec Wendy houses put together?
Solid timber frame structures are typically clad in two styles to provide a Nutec product: The Original American Overlap or the Flat Sheet method.
The Original American Overlap method entails narrow strips of Nutec being placed horizontally on the structure, each strip overlapping the one placed below. This is the best method to use as it provides better water runoff and ensures a stronger, lasting result.
The Flat Sheet method involves flat sheets of Nutec that are cut to the size and shape of the panel, thereby creating a flat wall. In order to provide support and improve the strength of the sheeting, timber backing is necessary.
On choosing the correct Nutec product for you…
At Arbor Designs, we understand that clients often opt to purchase the cheaper product. However, when choosing a Nutec product, it is important to make sure of its quality. Therefore, before committing to any structure, you need to remember that you are investing in a product that needs to offer you a significant return in terms of life span. You should therefore make sure of the following:
Are the fibre cement boards genuine Nutec?
Are the boards adequately supported by both the frame and backing timber?
Are they using quality hardwood frames?
We pride ourselves on producing the highest quality units at the best prices, which is why we are South Africa’s leading solid timber frame structure manufacturer. Due to its affordability, Nutec has also become a preferred material in low-cost housing solutions.
For more on Nutec Wendy houses, and all its benefits and uses, you are welcome to reach out to our team. Feel free to contact us directly.