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4. This building is a modern take on chhajjas and recessed windows. Just see how continuous projections are built around the windows and clad in wood-toned laminate to form a dominant feature of the building facade.
7. Exterior laminateConsider exterior laminates for the building facade, balcony railings, entrance gate of the building and pergolas. In this example, just see how wooden-look exterior laminates are used on the exteriors and are a great alternative to real wood cladding.Exterior laminates are highly durable and offer good protection against the weather. Also, these laminates are scratch resistant and fire resistant.The price of exterior-grade high-pressure laminate starts at ₹300 per square foot.Read more:Which Laminate Is Best for Kitchen Cabinets?Which Interior Finish to Choose: Wood Veneer or Laminate?Tell us: Have you recently renovated your home? Which type of laminate did you use and why? Share in Comments below.
ProsCement plaster can be used for plastering both the external walls and the internal walls and ceilings of the building.The external cement plaster on the building facade is the first line of defence for the building from wind, rain, and harmful industrial gases and vehicular pollution.Unlike gypsum plaster, cement plaster is resistant to moisture.
2. Create an accent featureAdd an element of wow to the building’s facade by creating interesting focal points. In this example, the wood projections frame the windows and bring extra functionality by providing shade.
2. Introduce high pressure laminatesGive a chic look to your home with HPL – high pressure laminates. These laminates are durable, easy to maintain, light-weight, termite-resistant, non-porous and easy to install. They are available in a variety of shades and patterns that replicate wood finishes and do not fade with continuous exposure to sunlight. In this bungalow, HPL in wood finish is selectively used to create a modern facade. Brands like Century Exteria have such products on offer.Tip: As regular maintenance, damp-wipe the HPL surface with diluted soap water, followed by a dry wipe. Avoid the use of detergents, since they can damage the UV film on the HPL panels.