Many of us dream about buying a brand new house in order to stamp our own style on the internal features, such as kitchen units, floor coverings and colour scheme.
However, when it comes to the outside of the house on a new development, we are limited by the architects’ plans and how the builders followed them.
But here’s a good example of how Summit Cladding can change all that and make a real difference.
We were called to the lovely village of Willingham, near Cambridge, to meet a homeowner who thought the flat-roofed front door canopy on his new house was, well, just a bit boring. He wanted a new look that would stand out from the others in his estate.
Summit’s bespoke designs
The client had quickly discovered Summit Cladding through an internet search for bespoke door canopies, as it is something we specialise in. When we visited, we learnt that the owner was also thinking about repainting the rendered walls of the house. But here was a chance for something a bit more radical.
After a thorough consultation with the owner about making his house a more individual property, while blending with the character of the others in his road, our client decided that James Hardie concrete composite cladding was the answer.
The plan was to clad the upper half of the house, from the top of the ground floor windows to the roofline, including the gable ends, so the first job was to erect scaffolding for access.
Striking colour choice
The work area was prepared by fixing treated timber battens to the walls before attaching feather-edge Hardiplank cladding in the colour anthracite, which is very much on trend. A bespoke new front door canopy with matching cladding and a tiled pitched roof, supported by sturdy new supporting brackets, was added to compliment the new look.
As the before and after pictures demonstrate, the addition of James Hardie cladding has completely transformed the appearance of the house, and our client is so pleased with the outcome that he is now thinking of giving his detached garage the same treatment!
This post was written by Summit Cladding