James Hardie, the world leader in the manufacture of high-performance fibre cement and fibre gypsum building solutions, has launched a metallics range in the UK, in response to market demand for bolder, more creative design options.

The new Hardie® Architectural Panel Metallics range comes in gold, copper, gunmetal, silver, steel and bronze and is available for all 8mm and 11mm Hardie® Panel products. Created by the company’s in-house expert paint technicians, working in collaboration with its R&D team, the formula which took more than four years to develop prevents against UV, fade, rot and is fully weather resistant.

Lee Bucknall, UK Country Manager at James Hardie commented: “At James Hardie, we know that a property’s exterior is an important way to make a design statement.  These innovative metallic shades, the first to the UK market, form a key part of our portfolio of patterned profiles, surface finishes and colours for use in residential, commercial and industrial applications. Our strong culture of innovation and continuous improvement means that we listen to our customers and focus our development on meeting their needs and believe this new range will inspire architects, builders, and homeowners.”