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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

New fascias, soffits and bargeboards in Enfield, North London

May 8, 2017 5:06 am Published by

Here at Summit Cladding we pride ourselves on respecting the wishes of our clients. So, when Nik and Maria, from Enfield, asked us to carry out a makeover on their property, there was one important condition attached: no trampling on the garden! Nik and Maria have lived in their house in a quiet cul-de-sac for over 30 years and are very proud of their property. When they moved in they had all their windows replaced with white aluminium frames and mahogany sills which, at the time, were a “cutting edge” design. Garden out of bounds! They also carefully maintained the front and back gardens and it was made clear that these gardens were “out of bounds” for our installation team. The... View Article

Replacement soffits and fascias in Woodford, North London

May 2, 2017 12:07 pm Published by

When our client, Mr Patel, first set eyes on his prospective new home he knew this was to be the one and he fell in love with it immediately.   Backing onto a local park in a perfect location, the house was everything he wanted. Mr Patel had a large extension built for his growing family and everything was just right. But fast forward 10 years and the house was no longer quite as glamorous and majestic as it used to be. Peeling Paintwork   Looking up towards the roofline, Mr Patel could see there was urgent work to be done. The fascias and soffits were in a terrible state but he knew that he faced huge bills for renovating... View Article

A secret makeover in Edgware, North London

April 18, 2017 5:09 am Published by

I’m sure we have all watched those programmes on TV where somebody’s house or garden gets a secret makeover. Well recently, Summit Cladding was happy to take part in a bit of “cloak and dagger” to give a lady a big surprise. It all started with a telephone call from Jonathan, about his mother-in-law’s house in Edgware. His instructions were very specific – and a bit mysterious! We were to drive to an address and park around the corner. Under no circumstances should we knock on the door, but when we got there we were to call Jonathan for further instructions. Don’t tell mother-in-law! It turned out that this was to be a gift for his mother-in-law, whose house was... View Article

Concrete gutter replacement and door canopy installation in Epping

April 10, 2017 6:08 am Published by

Previous posts on this blog have told the story of the dreaded Finlock concrete gutters – and here’s another! Our client, Jane, had some unwelcome news in the survey report from her mortgage lender on her end-of-terrace house in Epping. There was some urgent work required. First, part of the roof was leaking badly and second, the Finlock concrete gutters needed removing. These gutters, as we’ve reported before, can be a nightmare for home owners, with a risk of cracking and damp penetration in the walls. Search for specialist Jane had looked on the internet to find a company that specialises in removing concrete gutters, but all those she found were based in the Midlands. But then she discovered that not... View Article

Hardieplank cladding installation in Loughton, Essex

March 20, 2017 11:43 am Published by

I’m sure we are all hoping for a “barbecue summer” this year — and for these clients this will become a reality, with or without fine weather! Russel and Andrea from Loughton, Essex, realised their dream after their children grew up and built a brand new five-bedroom house on the site of their now demolished 1930s bungalow. With their Mediterranean heritage in mind, part of the brief for the architect was to create a purpose-built barbeque area for al fresco dining, in rain or shine. A touch of class This was where Summit Cladding were able to bring a touch of class to the design by recommending James Hardy cladding – or Hardieplank, as it’s often called. Russel and Andrea... View Article