Cladding: The Basics

May 31, 2016 10:09 am Published by

Cladding comes in a variety of hard-wearing materials which are designed to withstand the elements and to improve the aesthetics of buildings of all kinds.

Lending an ‘old world’ or an attractive ‘clean’ and contemporary look to commercial or residential properties, cladding is the perfect solution for buildings which need to be simple to maintain but look great.

Types of Cladding

As mentioned above, there are a number of different types of cladding on the market and each has its strengths. When deciding which is best for you, choose carefully and consider all aspects of the building which you are cladding.

UPVC cladding

UPVC is exceptionally durable and also very attractive. It will never rot and is far more resistant to extreme weather than timber whilst still maintaining the ‘look’ of timber. It can be recycled up to 10 times so is environmentally friendly and because it never needs painting, it’s also extremely simple to maintain.

Fibre Cement Cladding

James Hardie Cladding is created from fibre cement; the resemblance to timber is extraordinary.

Created by blending silica sand with wood pulp, the mixture is fused into board and cured with pressurised steam. James Hardie Cladding is tested under laboratory conditions for its strength and durability.

With an A2 fire rating and a beautiful appearance, this is the cladding to choose if you want an exceptional to your building.

Why Choose Cladding?

Cladding is weather resistant, durable and has a beautiful finish. Resembling timber in appearance it has all of the attractiveness with none of the downsides such as rot and leakages during bad weather.

Safe to use and requiring minimum after-care, cladding is the way forward not only in terms of aesthetics but also maintenance.

Get in touch today to go through your cladding options and request a free quote.


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