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New guttering, soffits, fascias and bargeboards in Southgate, North London

March 25, 2019 12:12 pm Published by

Our latest client, Marco, called in Summit Cladding when he decided the front of his house was looking “tired” and in need of some tender loving care. Not only was the paintwork peeling away, but the gutters were constantly leaking – and just to make things worse Marco had been let down by decorators who were put off by the extent of the rotten timber. Time for action There comes a time in the life of every property when the timber degrades to such an extent that further painting is no longer economical. With Summit Cladding called in to rescue the situation, we erected scaffolding and stripped off all the original timber at the front of the house, checking that... View Article

James Hardie cladding installation in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire

March 8, 2019 10:06 am Published by

Replacing pebble dash Pebble dash – love it or loathe it? A lot of houses have been covered with this popular exterior finish over the past hundred years or more. But, in our experience, most of our clients want to get rid of it, as was the case with Tanya and her husband, based in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire. A large section of pebble dash on the front of their house had fallen away, leaving broken tiles and an ugly mess on the wall. Time for Summit Cladding to put things right! Colour choice They had seen examples of James Hardie Cladding on other buildings and decided that was what they wanted. I showed them samples of different colours and after discussing... View Article

New soffits and fascias installation in Barnet, North London

February 20, 2019 12:13 pm Published by

When your house is almost 100 years old with unique features, it’s a big step to bring it up to date without spoiling its character. Our client, Flavia, from Barnet, had lived in her house for many years and had always been reluctant to swap original wooden fixtures for pvc replacements. Three years ago she ‘bit the bullet’ and did replace the window frames – but would she also change all the fascias and soffits? Textured pvc identical to timber Flavia’s reluctance was due to the unusual curved timber inserts and original tongue and groove porch recess, which gave the house its character. She just wasn’t prepared to lose that ‘look.’ This was where Summit Cladding was able to provide... View Article

Fascias, soffits, bargeboards and guttering installation in Loughton, Essex

February 13, 2019 10:32 am Published by

In the early days of motoring, the old joke was that you could have any colour of car that you wanted, as long as it was black. In the early days of pvc soffits and fascias, it was the other way round – the only colour you could get was white! But now the colour everyone wants is grey – light grey, dark grey – there’s a huge range of options available with guttering and downpipes to match. More up to date Summit Cladding was contacted by clients who live in Loughton, Essex, with beautiful views of the Forest. Their house was fitted with white pvc soffits and fascias in 1980, but they wanted something more up to date. They... View Article

Soffits, Fascias and Guttering replacement in St Albans, Hertfordshire

February 2, 2019 10:47 am Published by

If you’re lying in bed and think you hear noises in the attic, then chances are you’ll have some unwelcome guests. That’s what happened to one of our clients in St Albans, who called on Summit Cladding for help. The client found birds nesting inside the roof after a section of timber bargeboard had fallen away. He hadn’t been able to maintain the boards properly because the pitched garage roof at the side of the house made access difficult. Not only the birds Summit Cladding is often called in by clients who notice that the roofline of their house is looking tired and worn, but they don’t realise how serious that can be – and we aren’t only talking about... View Article

Timber cladding and fascia installation in Surrey

January 25, 2019 11:35 am Published by

Summit Cladding travelled to the leafy lanes of Surrey for this latest job – to rescue a client in distress! Chrissy had moved from London to Dorking to be closer to her parents and had found the ideal property, in need of a complete refurbishment. But unfortunately, the contractors who had been commissioned to do the job had made a complete hash of it. We became involved after Chrissy’s project manager called us, on the recommendation of her London-based interior designers. Terrible finish When I arrived to meet my new client, I was appalled at the finish of the job left by the contractors. The house originally had cedar cladding, but the builders used cheap softwood to match it. I... View Article

PVC bargeboards installation in London

January 18, 2019 10:08 am Published by

A clear blue sky over Enfield in North London makes the perfect backdrop to illustrate Summit Cladding’s latest bit of handiwork. As with most of our jobs, this was a specialist installation designed to replace original woodwork – but using maintenance-free pvc. We have been trading for over 35 years now and we are proud to be getting recommendations from different generations of the same family. It was our prospective client’s son who recommended us to his dad, a director of a penthouse suite in a block of flats in Enfield north London. The construction company that built the flats 10 years ago had fitted pvc to all the fascias of the building, except for those on the front elevation,... View Article

Concrete cladding installation in Theydon Bois, Essex

January 12, 2019 9:35 am Published by

Summit Cladding faced an unusual challenge with this project – how to combine two different house design styles that are 80 years apart! Our clients, Kevin and Cathy, live in a 1930s detached house in Theydon Bois, Essex. But their home has a new two-storey extension completed in 2017. And their design brief for us was to carry out an attractive makeover by bringing the two time zones into one. Builder’s recommendation Summit Cladding had recently completed another job for our clients’ builder just around the corner from their house and he recommended us, based on the high quality of our work. Kevin and Cathy loved the appearance of James Hardy Cladding but were unsure of what would be the... View Article

Stunning concrete cladding installation in Theydon Bois, Epping

July 3, 2018 4:19 pm Published by

Moving house is a big event in anyone’s life, so it’s understandable that homeowners want to put their own individual stamp on their new property. This was the case for Jackie and Paul, from Theydon Bois, Epping, who decided that the mahogany-stained fascia boards with mock Tudor beams had to go. It was a look that was very popular in the 1970s and 80s, but styles change with the times, and Summit Cladding was pleased to come up with some new ideas for Jackie and Paul. Popular new colour We suggested removing all the existing bargeboards, fascias and guttering and replacing them with new material in grey anthracite pvc. Grey is all the rage at the moment and it would... View Article

Decorative fascia boards installation in Barnet, North London

March 29, 2018 12:58 pm Published by

Here at Summit Cladding we are always happy to go the extra mile for our clients – even if it means trying something we’ve not done before. Tom and Nicole, from Barnet, North London, first approached us about replacing their guttering and fascias back in July 2017. But they also had other things on their minds as they were expecting their first child, so the work on their Victorian terrace home would have to wait! New fascias and guttering Fast forward nine months and Tom and Nicole are now the proud parents of Lily and – as the pictures show — the proud owners of a smart-looking house with brand new fascias and gutters. When we originally spoke to them... View Article