There’s no better recommendation for Summit Cladding than when clients say they are so happy with our work that they will present their house as a show home for other customers.
That’s what happened after our visit to High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire, where former inventor Renny asked us to find a solution to his cladding problems.
Renny had spent his working life inventing household products designed to make our lives easier. But now it was his turn to ask for help, to reduce the stress of home maintenance.
Timber boards had distorted
We have written on this blog in the past about so-called waney edge timber cladding boards which look fine when first nailed on, but eventually twist and distort thanks to the weather.
This was what had happened at Renny’s house — and there was an added complication. As is often the case in rural locations, the main electricity cable to the house was attached to the fascia boards, which also needed replacing.
With over 30 years’ experience, Summit Cladding was aware of the correct procedure to follow before any work could start. This required us to contact the electricity supplier who would insulate the cable with a shroud to avoid any risk of electrocution while work progressed.
The first task was to remove all the old wooden cladding that had twisted out of shape. Next, we fixed treated timber battens and a breathable vapour barrier to the exposed wall before attaching James Hardie maintenance-free cladding in the colour “anthracite.”
Then, all the original wooden fascias and soffits were replaced with “swish” replacement fascias in the same colour, with a matching deep flow guttering system for the quick and efficient removal of rainwater.
Renny and his wife were so pleased with the result that they said if any potential client wanted to see how Summit Cladding can transform their home, they were welcome to come and take a look for themselves!
This post was written by Summit Cladding