Read our frequently asked questions
What is Scyon™ made from?
Scyon is made from a low-density mix of sand (locally sourced), portland cement and cellulose (wood pulp) along with some trade secret ceramic density modifiers specifically designed to withstand the harsh Australian climate.
Can I use cladding instead of render over brickwork?
Yes you can- in fact updating a brick façade with Scyon cladding is a straightforward and effective way to personalise the look of your home. Typically this process would simply involve the installation of a timber / steel batten over the brickwork, followed by the application of a vapour permeable membrane (VPM), such as HardieWarp™ Weather Barrier. Then all that’s left is to decide which Scyon™ cladding best suits your style.
Is Scyon resistant to fire, termites and moisture damage?
Yes. All Scyon products are made from premium fibre cement which is deemed as a non-combustible material in accordance with C1.12 and part 184.108.40.206 of the National Construction Code.
All Scyon cladding and weatherboards (6mm thick or greater) can be used in bushfire prone areas to help resist bushfire attack from burning embers, radiant heat and/or flame contact as part of Australian Standards AS 3959-2009 Construction of Buildings in Bushfire Prone Areas.
When installed and maintained correctly, in accordance with James Hardie's published manuals at the time of installation, James Hardie warrants its products to be resistant to rotting, fire, impact, moisture damage and termites.
Read more information on Scyon’s fire performance characteristics.
Can I stain Scyon products?
Yes Scyon products can be stained or painted any colour you wish. Usually a timber grained product such as Axon™ 133mm Grained cladding would be used and stained.
What colour does Scyon™ come in?
All Scyon products come pre-primed, which means you’re only limited by your imagination. Enjoy the freedom of selecting whatever colour palette you like and ensuring that every inch of your wall oozes your personal style.
Can I install Scyon in an Eaves, Soffit and Ceiling application?
Yes, Axon, Stria and Matrix™ cladding can be used as a ceiling lining.