Summit Cladding ventured out to South Ockendon in Essex for this latest task, where our client, Steve, was looking forward to seeing how we could give his home the makeover it deserved.
Steve was one of the many householders who bought their former council homes under the Right to Buy legislation brought in by the government of Margaret Thatcher back in the 1980s.
It’s a good, solid semi-detached brick-built house which had pebbledash render around the first floor and boasts a large sunroom extension at the back – although it wasn’t very sunny when we saw the house around Christmas!
When Steve and his wife bought their house off the council they knew it would be many years until they could put their own individual stamp on the property. But now that moment had arrived.
James Hardie Composite Cladding
We started the job by preparing the walls to receive the treated timber battens that hold the cladding in place. But before that, we attached 25mm Kingspan insulation to improve energy efficiency, an essential part of Summit Cladding’s routine.
The colour that Steve chose for the James Hardie composite cladding with woodgrain effect was Woodland Cream, a perfect match for the Rosewood pvc fascias and soffits.
Bespoke Door Canopy
Around the front door we built a bespoke timber canopy with an apex roof and tiles to match the rest of the house, with Woodland Cream hardiplank at the front.
The result has been to transform what had once been an ordinary ex-council house into a smart and eye-catching home which the owners are proud to show off.
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