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13th February 2006, 02:01 PM
Hi All,

I am in the planning stage of building a cubby house and was after some advice. The cubby will be painted to match the colour scheme of our house, so I was thinking about using Hardiplank or similar fibre cement cladding. Is this a suitable cladding for a cubby house, or can someone offer an alternative?

My second question is how to anchor it to the ground. Is it necessary to concrete posts into the ground, or will it be sufficient to sit it on a level bed of crushed rock?

Thanks for any help.

13th February 2006, 02:18 PM
I think Hardiplank or similar would be fine. You might also look at the Hardies shingled cladding if you like that look. Can be cute in a kids cubby. It might be worth scrounging around building sites because you might find enough offcuts of something to do the job.

Re. foundations, I'd prefer to have posts concreted into the ground because the thing could blow away in a big wind if it's not tied down.

13th February 2006, 02:31 PM
I hope this post is useful for you. Please excuse the sub-standard brickwork.:o

My cubby house (http://www.woodworkforums.ubeaut.com.au/showthread.php?t=17373)

13th February 2006, 02:45 PM
Thanks for replies. Wongo your cubby looks excellent. What are the dimensions of the cubby? Also how did you anchor the cubby to the brick piers?

13th February 2006, 02:51 PM
It is about 3m(L) X 2m(W) X 2.3m(H) and no, it is free standing on the bricks

13th February 2006, 02:59 PM
it is free standing on the bricks
In breach of building standards for tie down ;) Have you had the final inspection yet, Wongo? :D

13th February 2006, 03:10 PM
Thanks guys. Those dimensions are around what I was hoping to build.