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Architectural designer Bruce Campbell tips hat to PALLISIDE® innovation

Bruce Campbell was introduced to PALLISIDE® uPVC weatherboards through Architectural Designers New Zealand (ADNZ). Since discovering the product, he’s used it on several designs, including his own home.

With over 30 years of architectural design experience to his name, Bruce specialises in residential design. He runs his own business, Bruce Campbell Design, and is a member of ADNZ.

Bruce believes the reputation of PALLISIDE® weatherboard has evolved a lot over the years. When the product first came to market, it was wrongly considered by many to be low-end or cheap. However, this no longer seems to be the case.

“With weatherboard homes becoming more popular, PALLISIDE® is attracting attention. The fact it doesn’t need painting and it requires very little maintenance is a very big plus.”

He has used PALLISIDE® on several client projects, as well as his own home. For Bruce, the biggest advantage is that it comes with a 25-year warranty and can go for many more years without needing paint.

Painting a house is a huge expense, not only during construction, but over the lifecycle of a property, especially if it’s two storeys.

“These days, an average two-storey home might cost upwards of $12,000 to paint once you factor in scaffolding and labour. The quicker you can get the scaffold down, the better.”

For Bruce, working with PALLISIDE® has been a fantastic experience. The customer service is good, the website is informative, and the product is easy to understand.

He’s also pleased to see the company innovating by continuing to bring out new products, such as a uPVC soffit lining called DynexSoffit.

Another plus is that it’s very easy to clean. He’s used cedar in the past, and trying to get the cobwebs off that was a “nightmare”. With PALLISIDE®, all it required was a wipe down with a cloth and it looked fantastic.

Overall, he would recommend PALLISIDE® to other architectural designers.

“It’s a good-looking product, you don’t have to paint it every ten years, and you can just put it in and forget about it.”

Bruce Campbell is the owner of Bruce Campbell Design, an architectural design business based in Auckland.