Summit Cladding travelled to the leafy lanes of Surrey for this latest job – to rescue a client in distress!
Chrissy had moved from London to Dorking to be closer to her parents and had found the ideal property, in need of a complete refurbishment.
But unfortunately, the contractors who had been commissioned to do the job had made a complete hash of it.
We became involved after Chrissy’s project manager called us, on the recommendation of her London-based interior designers.
When I arrived to meet my new client, I was appalled at the finish of the job left by the contractors. The house originally had cedar cladding, but the builders used cheap softwood to match it.
I took a sample of the original cedar wood and took it to a specialist to find out exactly what had been used. Cedar is an expensive product, so most stockists just keep raw planks and everything has to be cut to order.
And of course, in this case we needed to cut the timber to match the profile of the original cladding.
Timber cladding, Fascias and gutters
Summit fitting all the new timber cladding around the house and trimmed up at the windows, then set to work to replace the fascias and gutters which the earlier contractors had put up.
This was because, instead of fitting one 16-inch fascia board they had joined two 8-inch sections together, which looked awful. Also, the guttering was standard size, but due to the wide expanse of roof we felt it necessary to fit a deep flow gutter which looks like standard depth but has twice the capacity.
The installation took three weeks and our client Chrissy was delighted with the result. In the months and years ahead, the cedar cladding will weather with age and turn a natural grey – making her house look even more attractive.
This post was written by Summit Cladding