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Hardie Plank Challenge Roadshow

Hardie Plank Challenge Van

Your Chance to Win a Prize Worth £6,700: Compete to be the UK's Fastest Hardie® VL Plank Fitter!

Attention all builders, contractors and Hardie® VL Plank novices! The Hardie® Plank Challenge Roadshow is coming to EWE Building Plastics Crewe on August 14th from 7:30 am to 1 pm. Are you ready to showcase your installation skills and compete against the best in the industry nationwide and potentially win a share of prizes worth over £10,000?

What is the Hardie Challenge?

Hardie Plank Challenge Set  up

It's a nationwide competition designed and led by James Hardie to celebrate the speed, skill and craftsmanship of Hardie® VL Plank installers. This unique event combines hands-on training, expert demonstrations and an installation challenge to crown the fastest fitter in the UK.

Why You Should Be at the Hardie® Plank Challenge.

Fitter Learning for the Hardie Expert
  • FREE Greggs Breakfast for the First 20 Participants: Be one of the first 20 to compete in the Hardie Plank Challenge on August 14th at EWE Building Plastics Crewe and receive a FREE £5 Greggs voucher for a delicious breakfast!

  • Master the Hardie® VL Plank System:  Get up close and personal with the nation's favourite click-cladding. Learn why Hardie® VL Plank is revolutionising the industry with its exceptional durability, stunning aesthetics and superior performance that's up to 20% faster to install.

  • Learn from the Experts: Experienced Hardie® VL Plank specialists will be on hand to share their knowledge, tips and tricks. Discover the latest installation techniques and best practices to sharpen your skills and elevate your projects.

  • Compete for Recognition (and Prizes): Put your expertise to the test in a fun and challenging installation race. In this installation race, speed isn't everything – accuracy is just as crucial. Prove you're the fastest and most precise fitter on the day to win a brand-new JBL Bluetooth Speaker and a chance at the national title!

    • National Leaderboard and Amazing Rewards: Your time will be recorded on a national leaderboard, with the top three fastest installers nationwide winning incredible prizes:

      • 1st Place: Choose between an adrenaline-pumping F1 Grand Prix weekend, a £5,000 tech bundle to upgrade your gear, or a dream getaway worth £5,000. Plus: A Plaslode 360Xi & IM45GN Worth £1,700

      • 2nd Place: Select from a BTCC Race weekend, a £3,000 tech bundle, or a £3,000 holiday voucher. Plus: A Plaslode IM45GN & Plaslode toolbag Worth £1,000

      • 3rd Place: Opt for a Football League weekend, a £2,000 tech bundle, or a £2,000 getaway. Plus: A Plaslode IM45GN Worth £850

The choice is yours if you claim one of the coveted top places.

Beyond the Challenge: Network, Learn and Grow Your Business

The Hardie® Plank Challenge is more than just a competition; it's an opportunity to expand your professional network, learn from industry experts, and discover how Hardie products and services can enhance your business.

At EWE Building Plastics Crewe Day:

  • Preferred Installer Network: Learn about the exclusive benefits and support James Hardie offers to its top installers, including marketing resources, training and priority access to new products.

  • Take-Off Service: Bring your project plans, and our experienced team will provide a comprehensive take-off service, ensuring you have accurate material estimates and a smooth installation process.

  • Hardie Design Options: Explore the full range of Hardie products, trims, Hardie Panel, fire barriers and more. Discover innovative solutions for your next build, whether it's a residential or commercial project.

This is your chance to connect with fellow professionals, gain valuable insights, and access the resources you need to take your business to the next level.

How to Join:

Pre-Register Now: Secure your spot and save time on event day by pre-registering online at

Limited spots are available, so don't miss out!

Prefer to Register in person? You can also register at EWE Building Plastics Crewe.

Walk-ins are welcome on the day, but pre-registration is strongly encouraged to guarantee your participation in the Hardie® Plank Challenge.

Mark Your Calendar: August 14th is your chance to win!

By pre-registering online or in-branch, you'll streamline your check-in process and ensure you have ample time to participate in all the activities the Hardie® Plank Challenge has to offer.

Hardie Challenge - User in action!

The Challenge:

The challenge itself involves installing Hardie® VL Plank following specific steps, with penalties for mistakes. Remember, quality is just as important as speed, so follow the rules, listen to the experts, and have fun!

Installation steps:

  1. Start the clock.

  2. Staple the EPDM tape to one corner of the timber stud.

  3. Install the starter profile, ensuring it is level.

  4. Install each Hardie® VL plank on top of each other, fixing them at 300mm centres.

  5. Down tools and stop the clock. You're finished!

Remember: Quality matters as much as speed. Our Hardie® VL Plank specialists will be there to guide you and ensure your installation is perfect.

Ready to Take on the Challenge? Don't Miss Out!

The Hardie® Plank Challenge at EWE Building Plastics Crewe is a unique opportunity to learn, network and showcase your skills. Join us on August 14th for a morning you won't forget!

Register today and see if you have what it takes to be the UK's Fastest Fitter!

The HardiePlank Challenge is a contest run by James Hardie. For full details and terms and conditions, please visit

Discover more about Hardie® VL Plank here.


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