Architectural cladding systems don’t just protect the exterior of your property from the harsh elements of Australian weather conditions, it is also one of the most important and effective ways to create a unique and appealing facade.
There are so many cladding options and materials to choose from today, however, there are some that are at the forefront of 2017 trends for new constructions, refurbishments, and modernisations of residential and commercial properties.
With an ever growing and extremely competitive real estate market, buyers and owners are beginning to make some significant investments to the exteriors of their properties. The exterior can create a lasting impact for potential buyers of your property if you are putting it on the market and can even significantly increase its value through its improved curb appeal. Simply put, the better looking the property looks from the outside, the greater response it will get come auction day. Changing the cladding is an excellent way to attract interest and boost value. Luckily, with the wide range of cladding materials available, and the costs may vary from quite a reasonable level to a lot more. It all depends on how much you’re willing to invest to get the best possible kerb appeal for your property.

While there is an abundance of cladding materials and styles to select from, here are some of the architectural cladding materials and combinations that are at the top of the trends at the moment:


One of the biggest trends in architectural cladding for the exterior of a property is to use a combination of different types of cladding materials like Copper, VM Zincalume or Colorbond steel. By using two or more varying cladding materials, you can easily create a unique and contemporary appearance that will make your property stand out from the others. If you are looking to do what the leading building designers do, then explore blending textures in cladding material to create a lasting and impressive impact.
Using the technique of a combination of cladding, you can break up large expanses of the exterior to define different areas of the building according to its purpose. One of the most popular kinds of cladding materials used on new extensions, or for entirely new roofs of existing buildings, is Colorbond steel. As it’s versatility is second to none.


Another architectural cladding trend for 2017 that has continued to gain popularity is to use the same material of cladding for the exterior but in two or more different colours. This is a great way to add some dimension whilst keeping the property connected and appearing as one whole building.

For example, if you choose a light grey cladding option, you can use a darker grey accent within the cladding to create more interest. There is no rule on how bold you choose to go with this trend, however, it is recommended that you choose different shades that are in the same tonal colour family. This trend works for most materials of cladding.

There are loads of colour options available in the Bluescope Colorbond range found here. Choose from the Classics, Metallics all the way through to the latest in Matt or Contemporary ranges.

Get in touch with the experts at KC Roof Plumbing for a better understanding of your cladding options and to gain great advice on modern cladding for a variety of projects.

KC Roof Plumbing are a reputable commercial plumbing company located in Melbourne who are ready to collaborate with you to develop outstanding new builds and refurbishments. With over 15 years of industry experience and knowledge with architectural cladding, the professional team can help you to find a custom solution. Call KC Roof Plumbing on 1300 KC ROOF (1300 527 663).