We all know that the British weather takes no prisoners, so what better way to stay out of the rain and improve the look of your house than by installing a front door canopy?
After one too many soakings on their doorstep, our clients in Woodford, Essex, came to Summit Cladding’s showroom at Crews Hill in Enfield, to see what we could offer.
They had thought about building a complete porch, enclosed on both sides, but there just wasn’t enough room to build out on to the driveway. The answer: a bespoke canopy to blend in with the design of their house.
Here at Summit Cladding we offer design suggestions as well as building the product, so after consultations with our client we agreed to build a canopy that followed the pitch of the garage roof. And to compliment the new look we recommended that it should be hung with Old English plain tiles to match the clay tiles on the garage.
The canopy brackets were securely fixed to the brickwork on each side of the front door, lead flashing was cut into the bricks above to make it watertight and the inside of the canopy was enclosed with tongue and groove cladding including LED spotlights in the soffit.
As a finishing touch, we also removed the existing wooden fascias over the garage and replaced them with black timber-effect uPVC to match the fascia on the new canopy and fitted black guttering to channel rainwater into the existing downpipe.
The installation took us three days to complete and our clients were delighted by the transformation to the front of their home.
This post was written by Summit Cladding