James Hardie cladding installation in Sheering, near Harlow in Essex

July 25, 2021 10:27 am Published by
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Hardieplank cladding installation in Sheering
Pre-installation of new cladding

One of the many advantages of getting Summit Cladding to give your property a makeover is the vast number of colours available. We can simply transform the look of your house – after you decide the colour you like.

On this latest job in Sheering, Essex, a village just off the M11 near Harlow, the owner, Brian, had already been to look at one of our previous installations nearby and decided he liked the colour “Sailcloth,” which is becoming very popular in the Essex countryside.

But first, Brian wanted Summit’s advice on how much of the property’s rendered walls to dress with Hardieplank cladding – just the first floor and above, or the whole house?

Maintenance-free solution

With the challenges of ongoing maintenance always a concern, Brian decided to clad the entire building from top to bottom and chose “Sailcloth” to match the colour of the existing render as closely as possible.

As explained in previous blogs, the process of cladding starts with fixing treated timber battens in place on all the walls. But this, in itself, can be quite a challenge, as it’s essential that all the walls are completely flat, with no dips or bumps.

Careful preparation

This is usually no problem on a house with plain brick walls, but on older style properties which have been rendered, variation of the thickness of the render can be quite significant, so we had to pack out some of the battens to ensure that the finished result was completely level.

Once we were satisfied that all the battens were flush we started fixing the Hardieplank cladding, adding James Hardie aluminium profiles at the corners to give the installation a sleek and sharp finish.

The work took three weeks to complete and has left Brian amazed as the transformation of his house. Summit also attracted a lot of interest from the neighbours while the work was in progress, so maybe there’ll be more orders from the good folk of Sheering!

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