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Soffits fascias bargeboards and guttering installation in Harpenden, Hertfordshire

February 7, 2017 4:19 pm Published by

Summit Cladding faced a double challenge to enhance the look of this 1960s detached house in Harpenden, Hertfordshire. Not only did we have to reach the highest point of the house, but we also had to remove and safely dispose of some asbestos. Summit were recommended to our client, David, after he’d seen the work we carried out for his brother-in-law in St Albans. Part of our task at David’s house was to replace the wooden barge boards. These are the large lengths of timber that follow the outline of the roof, shaped like an inverted letter “v.”  As they are at the highest point of the house they are normally out of reach and difficult to maintain. When they... View Article

Hardiplank installation in Wood Green, North London

January 17, 2017 6:12 am Published by

James Hardie cladding Here was a challenge for Summit –- how to give a Victorian semi a major external makeover where space is tight. We were contacted by our clients, Terry and Jim, who live in Wood Green, North London. They were building a side extension to their house and looking at all the options that would give it the best look possible. Terry and Jim run a successful florist’s business with high standards, so they were precise about their requirements and expectations. A lot of the exterior rendering on their house was cracking and because of the height and awkward access to the property, they would be faced with a constant challenge to maintain the walls in good order.... View Article

Cladding installation in Loughton, Essex

January 6, 2017 6:12 am Published by

  There’s nothing to beat a word-of-mouth recommendation! Summit was put in touch with this client by a neighbour who we had previously worked for in Loughton, Essex. The White family had lived in their 1970s townhouse for ten years and watched sadly as it began to show its age. All the paint on the original timber cladding was flaking off and exterior storage cupboards by the front were beyond repair.  As with many houses from that period, the building itself was far less environmentally friendly than modern constructions. We visited our clients to carry out a full survey and recommended the removal of all the original timber, to be replaced by foam-filled shiplap cladding. This material is more energy... View Article

James Hardie cladding installation in central London by Summit Cladding

December 14, 2016 3:30 pm Published by

Summit Cladding’s latest client owns a small business with accommodation in Holborn, central London. Although he had been residing there for a year, unfortunately, he was experiencing water leaking from the glass roof. As a temporary measure, he had fixed black plastic sheeting over the area. However, another issue was the paint-work on the floor to ceiling windows. Black painted timber absorbs the heat from the sun, unlike white, which tends to reflect it. Consequently, all the paintwork was beginning to blister and crack. Installation On attending the address, we recommended that Summit Cladding remove the original glass panels on the roof, and fit contemporary Marley Eternit slate tiles. To fit these to the pitched roof we had to install... View Article

James Hardie cladding installation in north London

November 4, 2016 4:34 pm Published by

Summit Cladding were contacted recently by clients we had worked for previously, who live in Enfield, north London. We had previously replaced all the original wooden fascias and guttering at their house six years. The address did not grant easy access to it’s roofline, which was causing issues and scaffolding was always necessary to gain access. The wooden soffits and fascias were beginning to rot as the timber really needed painting every three years, which had been difficult for the client to achieve. The second issue facing them was the original render on the house was now starting to crack. Although the house had been constructed in the nineties, it unfortunately  was starting to look tired and dated. With years... View Article

James Hardie concrete cladding installation in Bedfordshire

October 9, 2016 11:16 am Published by

Why choose James Hardie concrete cladding? We were first contacted by our customer, who lives in Studham, Bedfordshire to solve a problem he had with his cedar cladding. He bought the bungalow approximately five years ago, and virtually demolished it to create a modern, contemporary dwelling. The build was so impressive they had intended it to be shown on Grand Designs. Over time, the cladding had been affected by the weather and he wanted a material that was going to be maintenance free, but blend in with the forest setting. Our client visited our Crews Hill, Enfield showroom and then to a local installation of ours in the Ridgeway, to show him a concrete based board by James Hardie. James... View Article

Summit Cladding: James Hardie Cladding

December 1, 2015 8:22 pm Published by

At Summit Cladding we are consistently researching the best products in the industry. We feel responsible to bring our customers up to date with the latest in cladding technology. With that in mind and much time spent on measuring its quality, durability and design, we are pleased to offer James Hardie Cladding to our customers. Cladding London: A New Option with An Impressive Finish Cladding London, the Home Counties, Portsmouth and Southampton is no easy task, but that’s what we are working to do, one home at time. Our newest asset to this cause is James Hardie Cladding. Read on to learn a bit more about this innovative, ecologically friendly cladding material. Why Use James Hardie Cladding? Let’s talk about... View Article

Over Cladding: A Solution Or A Bigger Problem

December 19, 2014 3:39 pm Published by

We receive a lot of questions about cladding and our professional opinion of over cladding. Read on to find out about our thoughts on over cladding. Why Does Cladding Need to be Replaced? Cladding that is made from timber will eventually rot over time, even with expert installation and diligent maintenance. PVC cladding lasts 10-20 years depending on the colour you choose. Eventually it will also need replacement. What is Over Cladding? Over cladding is the process of covering existing cladding with thin plastic. Potential Problems With Over Cladding Over cladding may seem like a clever solution when compared to replacing existing soffits and fascia completely. Home owners are sometimes persuaded to purchase over cladding because it costs less than... 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