Just imagine how nice it would be to get rid of all those dirty old paint brushes in the garage and never have to buy another tin of paint. With Summit Cladding, that becomes a reality.
We were contacted by clients near Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, who were fed up with the constant round of painting and renovating their wooden bargeboards, fascias and soffits.
It’s a laborious job at the best of times, and not without danger standing at the top of a ladder. And if you hire a contractor every few years it doesn’t come cheap.
Fit and Forget
Our clients were renovating their substantial and attractive property and wanted to retain the period features, so Summit’s solution was to fit “Black Ash” grained fascia board with all the appearance of natural timber – but without the need for painting and maintenance. As we say – fit it and forget it!
We began the job by removing all the existing timber bargeboards, fascias, soffits and gutters around the entire house. With the new maintenance-free boards in place, we fitted white soffits to compliment the white render on the walls and a black deep flow gutter system to cope with the size of the roof.
Next, a door canopy
With the installation complete, our clients were so pleased with the new look that they asked whether we could also fit a front door canopy to give shelter from the weather. No problem, we said — what about a design to match the existing dormer windows?
That was agreed and we started by fitting two substantial hardwood support posts onto the low wall either side of the door. The canopy frame was built on, with roof tiles and bonnets to match the tiles on the house.
When completed, the canopy matched perfectly and looked as if it was an original feature of the property. Our clients were delighted with the transformation and also paid Summit Cladding a lovely compliment: of all the tradesmen working on their property renovation, they said ours were the ones who just got on with the job with no stress and completed the job to the highest professional standard. Now that’s a recommendation we are happy to accept!
This post was written by Summit Cladding