looking for some options around the empty infill area above the garage door
thinking of PVC cladding - horizontal orientation running through the length, need a second opinion also some suggestions around how to plan tools, fabrication and installation of these panels in that empty area, currently has wooden infills which look very bland
Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community, @Grav. It's a pleasure having you join us and we hope you find the site a handy resource for useful D.I.Y. advice and inspiring ideas.
Thank you for your question. I'm sure our resident Bunnings D.I.Y. expert @EricL will be happy to assist you when he's back online later today. In the meantime, let me also tag our ever-helpful members @Baggs, @Dave-1 and @Super_D to see what suggestions they can offer.
A blank slate! I can see the above the garage door that you mention but not sure what you mean about the windows? Can you give us an extra photo by any chance?
I often go for a cruise around the neighbourhood and see what people have hahah sounds a little stalkerish but there are so many differnt things to see. I didnt think Gabion walls were a thing until I started looking and they are everywhere! I like the idea of a weatherboard look and think there is a product by handiplank that looks similar. Or you could go the route of tudor style? That could suit your front of your house? That way its only a facing deal modifcication and you get to keep what you have now. (Just white background and black timber outlines.)
Hello Super_D measurements coming up this afternoon when I get home
thanks for your reply. What an excellent forum to share ideas, as you can see I’m a novice when it comes to DIY but have taken matters in my own hands with our first home
yes, I have been going for walks and looking at other houses, unfortunately (fortunately for them) If not all but most of them already have brick infills or PVC cladding so unsure how I should go about DIY
apologies, I have attached a photo of the window infills as stipulated in my original post
A Gabion wall panel would def look good I’ll have to investigate how they’re installed
trying to visualise how Tudor type panels would look in these infills
Here are a few ideas of what I mean by tudor styling. Its just black painted trim really to "fake" the look
Above your garage you could do the same. For the trim maybe
or check out the various sizes for external trim
Id suggest to use a drop saw to cut the angles and It is easy to do (I was nervous as the first time I tried to get it right) and then either liquid nail or tack it with bullet head nails depending on what material it is to the sheeting that is there. (You may be able to find teh studs behind that grey board if you are lucky)
As to Gabion walls Take a look at my profile/bookmarks lol You may find a few there lol
I see what you mean it is a big space...
I will give it some thought....
I'd assume there would be a timber frame behind that panel.
If so it should just be as simple as using some fibre cement cladding to freshen it up.
Would just have to locate the timbers then nail the cladding up into place.
It's great that you've received excellent advice from our members. Just to add to the suggestions made, I recommend having a look at James Hardie 4200 x 180 x 16mm Linea Weatherboard - 4200 x 180 x 16. It adds a nice highlight to the garage and windows. I've done a quick photo manipulation of the area to give you an idea of what it might look like.
If you have any other questions we can help with, please let us know.