We have written several times on this blog about the problems caused by cracked render, and how Summit Cladding is called in to help homeowners find a solution, particularly using James Hardie cladding.
When rendering works properly it can extend the life of a wall by stopping damp penetration and adding a layer of insulation. But when it cracks, bulges or flakes you know you’ve got trouble.
Our clients in the leafy Kent town of Westerham called us in before things got that bad, although hairline cracks were starting to appear in their external render. It was a case of “just in time.”
As you may know, Westerham is near Sir Winston Churchill’s country home, Chartwell, which is now a National Trust property, and the locals are proud of the association and like to keep their houses looking equally grand.
Our client’s home was already beautifully presented, with smart paintwork and immaculately trimmed topiary trees with not a leaf out of place – not surprising, really, as the client used to be a hairdresser!
Summit’s Cladding solution
With small cracks in the render beginning to show, our task was to fit James Hardie composite cladding on top of it, for a maintenance-free solution.
We started by fixing treated timber battens to the wall, followed by a stainless steel ventilation strip and then finally the cladding. At the angles, we fitted a specially designed aluminium corner piece.
James Hardie Cladding is a product regularly specified in architects’ plans, and if you look at the pictures you can see how it completely transforms the look of a property.
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