We have written before on this blog how cladding had developed over the years, as a cheap and plentiful building material. As one of the most heavily wooded countries in Europe in days gone by, Britain had a constant supply of trees to make timber cladding.
But things have come a long way since then and you can now get facing materials in a much wider range than just wood. Composite materials can include blends of cement and plastics, aluminium, vinyl, even compacted straw fibres. So, the choice is huge if you are looking for an alternative.
Our clients in Heybridge, near Maldon, Essex, loved the look of their house, but they were not looking forward to regular maintenance of the large expanse of timber on the walls. They also worried that fitting a synthetic cladding would spoil the unique weathered look of the property.
Quality and range
However, when they looked at the quality and range of the Hardieplank weatherboard that Summit Cladding supplies, they knew they had found the solution. It is durable and fire resistant and won’t rot or fade over time.
With our clients’ minds made up, we stripped off all the old timber boards, then added a layer of energy-efficient insulation, before fitting the new cladding. The colour was an identical match to the neighbours’ property, so it blended perfectly.
Summit also fitted a new deep flow gutter system that is guaranteed to clear away rainwater much faster than standard guttering.
Our clients now have a property that looks great, that will save them money on heating bills, and best of all, will never need painting or maintenance.
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