Here’s a story about cowboy builders and how to avoid them.
Summit Cladding are contacted at least once a month by clients who’ve lost confidence in their general builders. Our latest victim was Joe from Uxbridge, whose builder had promised to build an extension to his bungalow, complete with uPVC fascias and soffits.
But it wasn’t long before Joe could see there was a problem and called in the experts. Summit specialises in supplying the very best cladding on the market, installed by skilled craftsmen with years of experience.
One look at Joe’s house told us there was a job to be put right. His general builder had left the old timber in place but covered it with uPVC, resulting in rainwater seeping in behind the guttering and leaking through the new fascia boards.
Summit to the rescue
The only solution was to strip off all the recently fitted plastic as well as the old timber underneath – something that should have been done at the outset.
When all that was taken off, we replaced it with 18mm board with an eaves support tray that slides under the roof tiles. Installing the support tray guarantees that water cannot leak behind the new fascia boards, even if the gauge of the tiles does not fully extend into the gutter.
After that, we completely changed the look of the front elevation by fitting James Hardie cladding to the gable end, to compliment the colour of the new front door.
Our client, Joe, is delighted with the quality of our workmanship and so thankful that he called in Summit Cladding to rescue his property from a cowboy builder.
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