In the early days of motoring, the old joke was that you could have any colour of car that you wanted, as long as it was black.
In the early days of pvc soffits and fascias, it was the other way round – the only colour you could get was white!
But now the colour everyone wants is grey – light grey, dark grey – there’s a huge range of options available with guttering and downpipes to match.
More up to date
Summit Cladding was contacted by clients who live in Loughton, Essex, with beautiful views of the Forest. Their house was fitted with white pvc soffits and fascias in 1980, but they wanted something more up to date.
They also had the front of their house coated with a coloured render that never needs painting, just like pvc profiles. There are some notable manufacturers of this type of render, such as Monocouch and K Render.
Our clients wanted us to fit new soffits, fascias, bargeboards and guttering to match the existing render which had recently been done. That presented a bit of a challenge, as it’s always best to start from the top of the house, replacing the fascias and bargeboards first, then do the rendering afterwards.
Special care needed
It’s something we always impress on our prospective clients, though, as in this case, it’s not always possible, so we had to be very careful that none of the new render was disturbed.
Our specialist team removed all the original fascias, soffits and guttering and replaced them with grey anthracite Ral No 7015, which is from a European colour chart, to ensure that the correct shade of grey was used to match the render.
Deep flow guttering
New deep flow guttering and downpipes rounded off the four-day installation.
This post was written by Summit Cladding