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Bargeboards: A Brief History

March 26, 2013 10:50 am Published by

Bargeboards are a sometimes overlooked possible addition when thinking about the protection and styling of your home. There are many different styles and colours that can be used when installing or replacing your Bargeboards that will add to the look and feel of your home while protecting the roof from nature’s harmful elements. In years gone by the raw ends of the roof framing rafters were covered with a continuous wooden plank which ran from the ridge under the roof down to the bottom – this was named the Bargeboard (derived from the medieval Latin phrase “Bargus.”) Not much thought (if any) was given to the styling of these protective Bargeboards at the time, they simply served a purpose and... View Article

Outdoor Canopy Advice

December 22, 2012 3:23 pm Published by

There are a few very important questions to ask yourself when thinking about having an outdoor canopy installed and with the right advice from trusted canopy installers you can be sure that you make the right choice.

The Benefits Of High Quality Fascia and Soffit Installation

December 10, 2012 3:09 pm Published by

When considering any works to improve your property, especially in difficult financial times, the cheaper option does sometimes seem the more attractive. There are many reasons why this option is not the most sensible choice, especially when looking at fascia and soffit replacement. The most popular, cheaper, option when it comes to fascia and soffit replacement is to clad-over. This option is, quite simply, just papering over the cracks and although the finished works will leave your property looking fine it does not get rid of the initial problem of rotting wood. Due to the fact that your problems will still remain, even though you can no longer see them, you will, in time, have to pay out for the... View Article

How to Keep Your Roof Healthy

September 26, 2012 1:14 pm Published by

  Many home owners have roofing which is unhealthy and contains a lot of moisture. Many people do not know the cause of this moisture. In this article you will get an idea and understanding of how to keep your roof healthy and prevent it gaining moisture.   Homes need to breathe, especially in the attic where temperatures can get very high. Healthy roofs have ventilation at the top of the roof and in the soffit. This allows for quality circulation of the air trapped under the roof. If the soffit does not have adequate ventilation, the roof is not getting the air flow it needs. This helps to prevent moisture build up in the attic.   Homeowners should ensure... View Article

What are the Benefits of Installing Cladding?

September 25, 2012 3:46 pm Published by

Cladding is commonly applied to the outside of a building and can also be used in the interior of a home. There are many benefits to installing cladding and people chose it for a number of reasons: To improve the look of their property. Cladding can give your home or building a new look instantly and it is a low cost way to transform the look of your property, replacing outdated styles and giving your home a smarter, cleaner finish. To protect property from the unpredictable weather. One of the key benefits of cladding is its ability to provide an extra layer of protection for you home, which is especially important with weather conditions becoming increasingly more unpredictable in the... View Article

Outdoor Canopy in Cockfosters

September 5, 2012 3:21 pm Published by

Cockfosters resident, Mrs Yapanis gave us a call as she wanted a free standing cover to the picnic table in the garden so that she could enjoy it all year round. We designed a free standing cover which matched up with the conservatory at the back of the house.  The roof of this was made of polycarbon and we finished it in a dark brown colour to ensure protection from the sun. We also fitted spotlights into the ceiling so that Mrs Yapanis could enjoy the canopy in the evening.   What do you think of this outdoor canopy? 

Summit Cladding Improves Southgate home

August 24, 2012 2:13 pm Published by

This house in Southgate, N14 had a serious problem. The front of the house was ugly! The first thing people see when they arrive at a house is the front door and the front of this house was dominated by a concrete plinth above the door. The owner wanted to improve the look so that guest would getter a nicer welcoming when coming to visit, which is why he called Summit Cladding who were keen to come round and see where they could help out. Steve Gelb from Summit Cladding explained what Summit Cladding did to change the appearance, “The concrete plinth above the door wasn’t the prettiest and it was making the whole property look shabby so we replaced... View Article

Door Canopy in Wanstead, East London

August 10, 2012 2:22 pm Published by

Summit Cladding were called to a home in Wanstead, East London to repair and improve the front exterior of a home.   We removed all the old timbers and replaced them with a Eurocell OG Fascia Board. The old wooden finule was completely rotten so we had it copied to the exact specifications but in Hardwood and painted it white to match the ogiginal 1920’s woodwork that the property featured.   We then painted the brick work and cut holes in the replacement PVC bargeboards to ensure that it matched the existing features.    

Canopy Installation in Cuffley

July 25, 2012 9:27 am Published by

Summit Cladding were called to a home in Tolmers Road Cuffley. The homeowner, Mr Jacovides wanted a canopy at the front of the house, so we created a door canopy which extended across the front of the house, ensuring that it matched with the existing Redland Old English tiles.     Mr Jacovides was so pleased with the worked that we carried out that he asked us to come back and complete a canopy at the back of the house.     What do you think of the canopy on this home? If you are interested in canopy installation or any of our cladding services, contact Summit Cladding on 0208 508 9606 or you can fill the Summit Cladding contact... View Article

PVC Cladding installation on 200 year old cottage

July 15, 2012 10:05 am Published by

  Summit Cladding were called to a beautiful 200 year old cottage in Ashford Kent. Despite its warm appearance, the home had a serious problem as the featheredge wooden boarding had rotten.    To recreate the original look of the cottage and to sort out the rotting problem, we replaced the boarding with Swish 140 mil deep featheredged PVC cladding , which matched the original look and we added deepflow Marshall Tuffle gutters on rafter hangers.   What do you think of our PVC cladding on this home in Ashford? For more information on PVC cladding in London and the surrounding areas, contact Summit Cladding on 020 8508 9606