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The Importance of Reliable Weatherboard House Builders

With their timeless charm and remarkable durability, weatherboard houses have proven to be enduringly popular among homeowners.

They offer a classic aesthetic that blends seamlessly with a range of architectural styles. Moreover, their eco-friendly nature has upped their appeal in today’s environmentally conscious world.

To ensure the successful construction of a weatherboard house, it’s crucial to partner with a reliable and experienced builder. They’ll possess the necessary skills and expertise to build a weatherboard home that withstands the test of time and maintains its aesthetic appeal.

In this article, we’ll explore the qualities of a trustworthy weatherboard house builder, so you can have confidence in selecting one who’ll meet your needs and deliver high-quality results.

What is weatherboard cladding?

Weatherboard cladding is a type of exterior cladding widely used in the construction of houses. It consists of long, narrow boards typically made from timber, fibre cement or vinyl, which are installed horizontally to create a protective layer around the structure. The overlapping design of weatherboards provides effective protection against the elements, including rain, wind and harsh sunlight.

Below we’ve outlined some of the key qualities to look for when conducting your search for a weatherboard house builder:

Experience & expertise

The construction of a weatherboard house is dependent on the experience of the builder. Reliable weatherboard house builders bring years of hands-on experience and knowledge to the table. They have a deep understanding of the unique challenges of weatherboard construction and know how to overcome them effectively.

Experienced builders are familiar with the various types of weatherboard materials available. They can advise the best choice based on climate, maintenance, architectural style etc. Additionally, they possess the necessary skills to handle the installation and finishing techniques specific to weatherboard cladding, ensuring proper weatherproofing and insulation. Their knowledge helps prevent potential issues such as water ingress, warping and decay, which can compromise the integrity of the home.

When looking for a weatherboard house builder, inquire about their specific experience in constructing weatherboard homes. Review their portfolio to assess the range and quality of their previous projects. A builder with a proven track record in weatherboard construction will instil confidence in their ability to deliver exceptional results.

Quality craftsmanship

The craftsmanship of weatherboard house builders significantly impacts the final outcome of the project. Reliable builders take pride in their work and strive for excellence in every detail. They understand the importance of precise measurements, accurate installation and meticulous finishing.

Quality craftsmanship ensures the weatherboards are properly aligned, securely fixed and seamlessly joined. This attention to detail not only enhances the visual appeal of the house but also contributes to its longevity. Well-installed weatherboard cladding creates a durable and weather-resistant exterior that can withstand the test of time.

When researching weatherboard house builders, gauge their reputation for quality craftsmanship. Look for testimonials from previous clients, and if possible, visit completed projects to view the builder’s attention to detail firsthand. A builder who consistently produces high-quality work demonstrates their commitment to excellence.

Attention to sustainability

Weatherboard houses are eco-friendly due to the use of natural and recyclable materials. Skilled weatherboard house builders can take sustainability a step further by incorporating environmentally-friendly features and practices into their constructions.

Such weatherboard house builders prioritise sustainable building practices, aiming to reduce their carbon footprint and create homes that are energy-efficient and environmentally responsible. By working with a reputable builder, you can integrate energy-efficient insulation, water-saving fixtures, renewable energy options and use environmentally-friendly materials in the construction of your weatherboard house.

Inquire about the builder’s attitude and approach to sustainability. Ask about their use of sustainable materials, their knowledge of energy-efficient design principles and their ability to implement eco-friendly construction techniques. A reputable builder will be well-versed in sustainable practices and able to guide you in making choices that align with your values.

Reputation and customer satisfaction

Choosing a reliable weatherboard house builder ensures a positive experience and customer satisfaction. More established builders have a track record of successful weatherboard projects, and their reputation speaks to their commitment to quality and client satisfaction.

Before making a decision, conduct thorough research on potential builders. Read reviews, request references from past clients and ask to see examples of their completed weatherboard houses. This will help you gauge their professionalism, communication skills, adherence to timelines and ability to deliver on promises.

A builder with a solid reputation will have glowing testimonials and examples of completed weatherboard houses that showcase their high level of expertise and attention to detail. They’ll be transparent and communicate effectively, ensuring you’re involved throughout the construction process and kept informed about the project’s progress.

By selecting a builder with a solid reputation, you’ll have confidence that your weatherboard house will be constructed to the highest standards, meeting your expectations and requirements.

Weatherboard homes by IQ Construction

Building a weatherboard house is an investment in a timeless, eco-friendly and durable home. To ensure the successful construction of your weatherboard house, choose a reliable and experienced builder who possesses extensive knowledge and expertise with weatherboard cladding. By selecting a builder with a track record of quality craftsmanship, attention to sustainability and customer satisfaction, you’ll feel confident your weatherboard house will be constructed to the highest standards.

At IQ Construction, we embody these qualities and more. With years of experience and expertise, we’re dedicated to constructing weatherboard houses of lasting beauty and durability. Our team possesses a deep understanding of weatherboard cladding and its installation techniques. We prioritise quality craftsmanship, paying meticulous attention to detail at every stage of the construction process. Our builders are knowledgeable about energy-efficient design principles and sustainable materials, allowing us to create homes that are environmentally responsible and energy-efficient. In every project, we strive to ensure our clients are involved and informed throughout the construction journey and happy upon completion. We believe that every weatherboard house we build should not only meet but exceed our clients’ expectations, resulting in a beautiful home that stands the test of time.

With our expertise in weatherboard house construction, commitment to sustainable practices and dedication to customer satisfaction, we’re the partner you can rely on to build the weatherboard home of your dreams.

Request a quote today to start your journey towards a beautiful, eco-friendly and enduring weatherboard house to be cherished for generations to come.

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That’s a Wrap!

That’s a Wrap!

As we fast approach the end of 2023, we just want to thank everyone for their support and commitment over the past year. Construction in Perth was a challenge again this year with a volatile market, skills, material and labor shortages and an ever-changing regulatory environment. So, thank you to all our wonderful clients for your patience and support.

We were proud to be part of a range of homes again this year, Australian country-style homes, custom-designed homes, timber framed and pole homes, Hampton, modern, contemporary, and coastal styles. Clients were again coming up with unique ideas we were able to support in their house exterior cladding ideas, be it weatherboard colours, kitchen benchtop materials or electrical fittings. Landscaping was a hot topic again, where we could cater for future fast-climbing plants, be it fast-growing vines, creepers or similar to bring nature that bit closer to home. Windows is slowly becoming a focal point for many clients, opting for different glazing types, louvres, double glazing, or more commercial-style frames.

Diversity in home ideas and selections is truly a never-ending array of configurations and combinations amongst our clients, of which we are proud to be part and assist each client to build their dream home. We look forward to working with you all again in 2023!

Contact IQ Construction for your custom home design and build.


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Our Growing Team

New Estimator

We are very excited to have Brent join our team as one of our Estimators! With his experience, he is a great addition.                                   Welcome Brent!


“A great place to work, the staff here really care about their work, and about each other, I’m already feeling at home.”

Brent Muilenburg

Brent’s is originally from here in Western Australia, but he grew up in Tasmania and is loving life been back here in his hometown for the last 8 years. Brent is a family man and outside of work he enjoys spending time with his wife Grace and his two boys Owen and Reuben. In his free time, he also enjoys catching up and gaming with some friends, listening to music and working on his passion which is Architectural Design.

Committed to Our Missions and Values

Brent’s mission and values as our new Estimator is to create relationships with our suppliers and trades ensuring that clients acquire what they are looking for and have a pleasant experience throughout their build. We are all enjoying have Brent as a part of our team.


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Our Growing Team

Earlier this year we had the pleasure of adding Steve Wilson to our team, as our new Architectural Drafting Manager. Steve has 30+ years of experience in some of the largest architectural firms and building companies in Perth and interstate.

Steve has designed a range of residential, commercial, unit developments, high-rise apartments, childcare centres, medical centres, warehouses, and schools. He has worked in various building and construction sections as a site supervisor, general manager, estimator, scheduler, and project manager. Steve brings a great deal of knowledge and experience to the team.


“I am excited and very happy to be working at IQ.”

Steve Wilson

Steve is very passionate about his work, as in his downtime he enjoys renovating old homes. Steve also loves the great outdoors and enjoys getting away for the weekends camping and getting out on the water and catching some fish. When the weather is good Steve also likes to get his motorbike out and take it for a ride.

Committed To Our Missions and Values

As our new Architectural Drafting Manager Steve brings a worth of knowledge and experience to assist our clients in getting the very best in design, functionality, and flair that meets their expectations and budget.

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Cross Laminated Timber (CLT)

What is Cross Laminated Timber?

Modern tall wood constructions are common in Europe and steadily becoming popular in other parts of the world, including Australia.

The wood panel system used in these mid and high-rise buildings is an engineered product called cross laminated timber (CLT). It’s mainly used for construction of floors, roofing and walls.

There is also the potential for cross laminated timber to be used more often when building timber homes.

What Exactly Are CLT Panels?

These large wood panels are made of three, five or seven layers of timber boards glued at 90-degrees to the top and bottom layer, ensuring strength in both directions.

CLT panels are more resistant to water than conventional timber beams and stronger, too.

Building Applications

CLT panels have high strength, rigidity and dimensional stability. These attributes make them ideal for multi-story applications. They are commonly used for box-framed structures employed in the construction of whole wall, floor and roof systems.

CLT is also versatile, and can be incorporated into hybrid applications with materials such as concrete and steel. When used as a prefabricated building component, the wood panel can speed up construction and help meet deadlines more easily.

The shear strength of CLT panels allows designers to use wood in different ways. This includes wide prefabricated floor slabs and tall floor plate heights. Exposed CLT in building interiors lends a warm and rustic aesthetic.

Advantages Of Using Cross Laminated Timber

CLT offers many advantages over other wood-based materials:

  • Better stability and less variable mechanical properties compared to other types of hardwood.
  • The cross-grain layers of CLT panels make them less likely to deform due to moisture.
  • Walls, floors and roofs built from CLT can be pre-fabricated off-site and assembled on site, which helps reduce waste.
  • CLT panels can be manufactured in custom dimensions. They can also be manufactured to various visual appearance grades.
  • Prefabricated CLT panels can speed up the construction of multistory buildings by several weeks.
  • CLT produces lesser greenhouse gases, and uses fewer fossil fuels, water and energy than concrete and steel.
  • Benefits of sustainability, strength, reliability, speed and cost.
  • CLT panels can be used for various building types.

Learn about other newer building materials.

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New Senior Site Supervisor – Daniel Powell

Our Growing Team

Earlier this year IQ Construction had the pleasure of adding Daniel Powell to our growing team, as our new Senior Site Supervisor. Daniel is a fully qualified carpenter and builder.

He brings to IQ Construction a wealth of knowledge obtained through over 25 years’ experience in the building industry. Daniel enjoys taking on board challenges and particularly draws satisfaction from creating great solutions.

“I am loving the culture, staff and ethos of IQ Construction, and I am already feeling very at home.”

Daniel Powell

Daniel is very much a family orientated man, who enjoys spending time with his wife of 20 years Lynette, and their two sons, James and Ben. In his spare time they enjoy the outdoors, mountain biking and cricket. Weekend getaways include four wheel driving and camping in the outdoors; a way to kick back, relax and enjoy time with the family. Daniel is also a big fan of good food and his taste buds get a kick out of good coffee, a nice Shiraz and a quality gelato.

Committed To Our Mission & Values

As our new site supervisor Daniel is looking forward to creating a unique and individual relationship with our existing and future clients, trades and suppliers.

Daniel will continue to carry our mission and values throughout, ensuring we deliver the dreams and ideas of each journey we take on. We are all enjoying having Daniel as a part of our team.

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Welcome to 2018 with IQ Construction

New Challenges & Goals

We have already kicked the New Year off with new challenges and goals to expand our new and existing team member’s knowledge.

We took a step out of the office and headed to our site in progress down in Bedfordale, we used this time to ask questions and queries we had on anything from product’s/materials, progress on how a home comes to life behind the scenes and how we can ensure the process of building with IQ Construction will match your dreams, budgets and specifications.

Expansion & Growth

This year is all about expanding and growth for IQ! we have already gained a new senior site supervisor – Daniel Powell. Daniel has had a very busy but enjoyable first few weeks on board with us, he is ready and raring to go and looking forward to the opportunities and experiences along the way.

New Office

Our team at IQ Constructions is not the only thing which is growing, we are all excited to announce our offices are going up! Later throughout this year we will be taking on a re design and renovation project, expanding our existing property to bigger and better things. We look forward to having a new and improved looking workplace environment.

Looking Forward To A Great Year

Each and every one of us are looking forward to building our knowledge to help maintain our devoted, hardworking team. Continuing to develop business and client relationships to uphold and encourage our values towards making IQ Construction the smart way to build.

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Training Update – Revit Design & Modelling Program

Two IQ Constructions employees; Brendan Dekker – Senior Draughtsman and Estimator, and Dylan Murphy – Draughtsman and Scheduler, are continuously expanding their knowledge and skills by attending courses run by A2K Technologies Training Centre.

Revit Design & Modelling Program

The courses Brendan and Dylan have attended provide in-depth and specialised training in Revit, a Design and Modelling program for architects, structural engineers and designers.

Building Information Modelling Software

Brendan and Dylan are both moving full steam ahead with Revit and have gained a tremendous level of confidence in using the BIM software. With their enhanced knowledge of this powerful program, the initial concept designs are able to be completed efficiently, with full 3D renderings of the proposed design complete with any specific requests a client may desire.

3D Imagery For Our Clients

When it comes to the working drawing stage no detail is spared. By being able to provide our clients with 3D renders of any aspect of the project that they are unsure of, we are able to get ahead of any uncertainties and ensure the end result is exactly as per our clients’ vision.

Large Range Of Professional Qualities & Skills

As a team, IQ Construction ensures a large range of professional qualities and skills are offered to offer our clients and suppliers to deliver the best possible outcome.

Our Commitment

Each of us is always looking into expanding our knowledge and services “to develop the dreams and ideas of our clientele in residential and commercial construction and develop services to educate them in construction methods, alternatives and practices in order to create solutions, through the use of technology and superior service”, an excerpt from IQ Construction vision Statement.

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IQ Team Building Event – Lawn Bowls

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Every quarter our growing team takes a step away from the office to engage in an afternoon of outdoor team building fun.

Our Lawn Bowls Team Building Day

Late September on a very warm 30-degree day – perfect weather for a day on the lawn, we kicked off with a lunch full of different nibbles and a few beverages, too.

We then proceeded to the green where we had a short but sweet “training” on how to play lawn bowls, which seemed to be a lot more complex than just rolling a ball to see who can get closest to the smaller ball, like a few of us thought!

After about 2, or 10 “test runs” before we all got the hang of it, we separated into two teams and let the games begin.

Why We Do Team Building Events

We use team-building events to strengthen several key skills within the team and enable a closer bond for a more stress-free work environment. Taking time out of the office gives us the opportunity to focus on our working relationships, get to know each other better, learn about each other’s strengths and boost confidence in the team.

Stepping outside of our everyday element gives us a better sense of belonging and confidence, creating new challenges, laughs and friendships. Especially now our team has grown with the newest IQ Construction members being: Jess McNess – our Contract Administrator & Estimator and Emily Walker – our Secretary and Social Media, Marketing & Content Manager.

After what was around 2 hours playing an intense couple of games under the sun, it was time to hang the mats up, put the bowls away and head back… I believe we are still undecided on who took the win.. until next time.

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Training Feedback

We asked a few employees for an update on their training. Here’s what they said:

Over the past couple months I have gone into the A2K offices in Perth and completed a few courses on our 3D program, Revit. These have expanded my knowledge and taught valuable practises on how we can implement 3D into our drawings and scheduling, along with creating accurate models that comply with Australian and New Zealand standards.

I’ve gone to the Revit fundamentals course run by A2K, with the advanced course still to come in April and another one in June. In my spare time (which isn’t too often) I have been going through the online classes (also through A2K) although these have been quite basic. The classes have been good in establishing a base to work from, and getting into better habits when using the program rather than swimming upstream trying to work it out on our own. I’ve been able to build up my knowledge of Revit from the initial training course, with the upcoming courses only going to further my understanding of the program and help IQ with producing more modern drawings complete with full 3D renders.

In November of last year, thanks to the Federal Government for the Industry Skills Fund training grant we received, and with the anticipation of being more involved in the commercial projects, I enrolled in two training courses that would teach me more about writing and submitting tender responses. Both courses were held in the center of Perth, and lasted a full day. The first course dealt with the basic rules of tender responses (which ones to go with, what to include, what not to do), and the second course went more in depth to key strategies to use, how to properly present, as well as little extra rules that help the tender response stand out from the rest.
All in all, it was an enjoyable and very informative couple of days thanks to Tenderlink and BidWrite, the organisers of the courses, and made even better by the fantastic view from the 14th floor we were given of the city and the Swan River.

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