Summit Cladding has been at the forefront of the cladding industry for over 30 years and has played an active role in bringing new ideas to the market. In this blog we are introducing an exciting development. It’s called Ecoscape Slatted Cladding, which brings a whole new look to our range of cladding options.
Wind back those 30+ years to when Summit was getting started and you’ll find there wasn’t much on offer if you wanted maintenance-free cladding on your house. In fact, all you could get was white shiplap PVC and it was some years before different colours became available.
These days, for those who want the beauty and texture of timber but without the hassle of maintenance, composite cladding comes in a huge range of options and colours – and now there is yet another choice.
Summit’s pioneer products
Working closely with architects, Summit is privileged to be introducing pioneer products that are not yet widely available. One such is Ecoscape Slatted Cladding, which looks exactly like natural timber, although it is comprised of 55% reclaimed wood fibres and 45% recycled plastics. As the name suggests, the material is ethically-sourced and eco-friendly.
Ecoscape cladding turned out to be the perfect answer for this client in Caterham, Surrey, who wanted to give his house a facelift, by replacing the outdated hanging tiles on the front of the property.
Spiced Oak colour
The colour chosen was “spiced oak,” a glorious deep tone that imitates natural wood but, like all composite cladding, requires no painting, staining or other maintenance, because it will never rot like wood.
After we removed the old hanging tiles and fitted a new vapour barrier to the house walls, we attached the Ecoscape cladding on to special brackets that hide any visible fixings.
The quality of this product is so authentic that it is almost impossible to distinguish it from natural timber, and it comes with a 15-year manufacturer’s warranty. Needless to say, our client is delighted with the transformation of his home, as it attracts the admiring looks of his neighbours!
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This post was written by Summit Cladding