Summit Cladding loves a challenge – and here is one that certainly tested us.
Our clients were in the process of changing the doors and windows at their home in Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire, when they took a long hard look at the front of their house.
The new windows looked great, but they really did not like the front elevation of the house which was, well, a bit ordinary.
As the “before” picture shows, they had a bay window with a Georgian style flat fibreglass roof, which was very fashionable when it was installed ten years ago. But as we’ve said before, fashions change and the style looked very dated.
The question for us, then, was how to improve the look of the front of the house without removing the roof of the bay window. This was because all the internal ceiling had been fitted to the top of the window, along with the internal blinds.
Summit Cladding’s solution was to build a bespoke pitched tiled door and window canopy over the flat roof, ensuring that the timbers fully covered the existing structure. To compliment the new look, a new composite front door and frame was fitted by our client’s window company.
After that was done, we completed the canopy by installing replacement fascias and soffits in maintenance-free white PVC and guttering, followed by downpipes in “anthracite grey.” The same colour was used for the tiles on the new pitched roof, and three LED spotlights with a night-and-day sensor were fitted to the canopy soffit.
The result is a house that has been brought up to date and completely transformed.
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