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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

Finlock guttering removal in Enfield, North London

February 13, 2018 8:10 am Published by

If you’ve read our blog before, you might remember previous reports about the horror that is “finlock concrete guttering” — three words to strike fear into any householder! This system, which was popular with some builders in the 1960s, is where a concrete gutter is fixed to the top of the house wall, instead of a conventional gutter being attached to the end of the roof joists. And as sure as night follows day, the concrete eventually starts to break down and moisture leaks into the top of the cavity walls. Time to fix it! Katie and her partner, from Enfield, knew they had a problem with their finlock gutters and they’d tried to keep out the damp by getting... View Article

New fascias, soffits and bargeboards in Willesden, North West London

January 29, 2018 1:11 pm Published by

Like many of our clients, Eilish and Kevin from Willesden got in touch with Summit Cladding after seeing us working on a neighbour’s house. And they had a problem they hoped we could solve for them. They had been gradually restoring their house ever since they moved in 20 years ago. The inside was looking magnificent. But outside, it was a different story. Even though they had invested a lot of money, with new windows and doors, the property was lacking the “wow factor.” Too high for ladders The reason? All the wooden fascias and soffits were beyond repair and the problem facing Eilish and Kevin was how to get access to the roofline. As with many similar properties, there... View Article

Replacement soffits, fascias and bargeboards in St Albans, Hertfordshire

January 16, 2018 6:46 pm Published by

Summit Cladding loves a challenge. Especially when we get the chance to work with beautiful, natural timber. Our client, David, invited us to quote for work at his house in St Albans, where he wanted all the old wooden bargeboards and fascia boards removed and replaced with a maintenance-free alternative. David said he always prided himself on being a hands-on “Mr Fixit,” but as he was getting older, the thought of getting his ladders out again and doing the job himself was out of the question. Synthetic or natural? When I first met David he was sold on the idea of pvc replacements that had the look of timber. He was even more impressed when he saw a rosewood pvc... View Article

Door canopy installation in Muswell Hill, North London

November 12, 2017 10:05 am Published by

Summit Cladding loves a challenge – especially when other specialists don’t want to take on the work. Noel and Heather had lived in their beautiful Edwardian house in North London for over 20 years and had carefully restored the property while keeping most of its original features. But there was one outstanding project; to refurbish the original front door canopy. The house was nearly 100 years old and the timber gallows brackets supporting the canopy had already been replaced before. Precise requirements The problem now was that the flat roof had failed and water was creating damp in the basement of the house. When I first visited my clients they were very precise about their requirements and insisted that the... View Article

Replacement soffits, fascias and guttering in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire

October 25, 2017 9:40 am Published by

When in doubt, call the professionals – especially when you can’t persuade the family to help! That’s what our client, Amaryllis, did when she wanted a makeover at her north London home. Amaryllis and her family have been in their home for about ten years and had previously had work done by a loft conversion company. However, the standard of work was very poor and we recommended stripping out much of the products and starting again. Our client approached us via our showroom in Crews Hill, Enfield, where she explained that her two sons were in the building trade. But despite countless attempts to persuade them to help her transform the property, she realised she was fighting a losing battle... View Article

Replacement soffits and fascias in Southgate, North London

October 16, 2017 6:15 am Published by

Summit Cladding – “Mum’s” house in Southgate Summit cladding have been specialising in replacement fascias and soffits for over 30 years, but a lot has changed over that time. The choice of materials available was very limited in the early days and we originally imported pvc profiles from Belgium. Now, though, the choice and colour of material is much wider. We can supply new fascias and soffits in almost every colour you can imagine and although grey is all the rage now, who knows what the fashionistas will want next year? A job for mum Being in business for so many years – and with recommendations producing almost half our business — we were delighted when one of our former... View Article

Replacement soffits and fascias in Golders Green, North London

October 5, 2017 6:13 am Published by

Summit Cladding has built its reputation on setting the highest possible standards for even the most demanding of clients. We work on properties of every kind, from modest former housing authority homes to magnificent detached houses that could feature on Grand Designs. Summit also works closely with leading window installation companies who recommend us to complement their products — as with this case in Golders Green, north-west London. Our clients were fitting new windows in two dormers built into the roof, and because access was difficult we arranged for scaffolding so the window company could replace the windows while we installed new fascias. As you can see from the “before” pictures, rotting material and damp were causing problems around the... View Article

Replacement soffits, fascias and guttering in Twickenham

August 1, 2017 9:34 am Published by

If you are lucky enough to live in an art deco house you will know how important it is to maintain and protect the period features. I was amazed and delighted, therefore, to come across not one house, but a whole cul-de-sac full of art deco houses, all with their original windows intact. Summit cladding was visiting our new client, Antonius and his wife, who have been living in their period art deco house in East Twickenham for over 30 years. Antonius didn’t want the house to look any different, but he had major problems with all the guttering and fascia boards, which needed attention. He had also built a beautiful gazebo to the rear of the house that made... View Article