I’m sure we are all hoping for a “barbecue summer” this year — and for these clients this will become a reality, with or without fine weather!
Russel and Andrea from Loughton, Essex, realised their dream after their children grew up and built a brand new five-bedroom house on the site of their now demolished 1930s bungalow.
With their Mediterranean heritage in mind, part of the brief for the architect was to create a purpose-built barbeque area for al fresco dining, in rain or shine.
A touch of class
This was where Summit Cladding were able to bring a touch of class to the design by recommending James Hardy cladding – or Hardieplank, as it’s often called.
Russel and Andrea had been shown a small sample of Hardieplank but had no idea what a beautiful finish it could give to their new outside space.
Hardieplank is normally fitted to walls in a timber feather-edge design so that no fixings are visible. However, this is not a common everyday job and not one for DIY enthusiasts.
Got the “wow” factor
Even general builders would have thought twice about tackling this project because of the multi-faceted vaulted ceiling, including four Velux windows to work around.
Summit Cladding spent a lot of time finishing this internal ceiling to give it the wow factor it deserved. We completed the installation by fitting grey pvc fascias and soffits, complimented by black cast iron effect plastic guttering.
Russel and Andrea can’t wait to put the souvlaki on the barbeque and entertain their friends and family in this amazing space we have created for them.
This post was written by Summit Cladding