‘Fibro’ has undergone a modern-day makeover

Let’s be honest – ‘fibro’ clad houses have (understandably) gotten a bad reputation in the past few decades, however the modern fibro provides some great benefits, without the risk from asbestos.

Fibro has long been used to cover the exterior of houses, but now is seeing a resurgence in its new form for interiors as well, made from cement and now reinforced with cellulose fibres.

What many people don’t realise is that Hume is a supplier and distributor of fibre cement cladding, lining and flooring solutions.

With design and innovation at its core, Prima provide fibre cement building solutions perfect for both conventional and contemporary architecture.

With the best price to quality ratio in its class, Prima fibre cement delivers on value and building solutions.

There is a range of benefits of using our Prima range, including:

  • Fire resistant
  • Moisture resistant
  • Impact resistant
  • Rot resistant
  • Termite resistant

These products are perfect for bathrooms, laundries and kitchens but there’s also a variety of external options within the range that suit outdoor conditions, including:


This eco-friendly product is a strong, pre-primed base sheet and is ideal for texture coating systems. It provides a smooth, flat and uniform surface, which means you can create a beautiful outdoor area that works with any other external cladding – all achievable through DIY as the pre-primed feature allows even the inexperienced renovators to give this a go. It’s perfect for verandas, porches and entertainment areas.


Why not pair your PRIMAbase™-fitted outdoor area with some decorative screening? This product is an autoclaved fibre reinforced cement sheet made for both internal and external use. It’s available in either square or diamond shapes, which means it’s perfect for any style. Plus, it provides your gazebo or outdoor area with that little bit of extra privacy. It’s also a great fencing option!


This option is also eco-friendly and can be used both internally and externally. It’s a multipurpose smooth fibre cement board that’s perfect for ceilings, wall cladding and eave linings. It’s popular among industry professionals, not only because of it’s versatility, but because it’s a smart and cost-effective choice.


This autoclaved cellulose fibre cement siding board is reinforced and perfectly suited as a substitute to traditional timber claddings. It’s low maintenance, hassle free and cost effective. It’s also sold with the choice between a smooth or woodgrain finish. With such a great variety of customisation choices, this product is the best alternative to traditional external timber claddings.

If you’d like to learn more, check out the full Hume fibre cement range here or read our blog on internal Prima products.