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James Hardie Cladding installation in Welwyn, Hertfordshire

May 28, 2021 8:49 am Published by

It has been an unusually wet Spring so it’s no surprise that many homeowners getting in touch with Summit Cladding have had trouble with damp. In fact, most of our clients come to us because their house walls are no longer water-resistant. Brick and block walls are great while they keep the bad weather out but once the damp gets in, for whatever reason, you’ve got problems. And timber cladding can be just as much of a problem when the woodwork deteriorates and water gets behind it. All this helps to explain why James Hardie composite cladding boards are becoming more and more popular – as was the case with a recent client who owns a lovely 1930s farmhouse in... View Article

Cladding: The Basics

May 31, 2016 10:09 am Published by

Cladding comes in a variety of hard-wearing materials which are designed to withstand the elements and to improve the aesthetics of buildings of all kinds. Lending an ‘old world’ or an attractive ‘clean’ and contemporary look to commercial or residential properties, cladding is the perfect solution for buildings which need to be simple to maintain but look great. Types of Cladding As mentioned above, there are a number of different types of cladding on the market and each has its strengths. When deciding which is best for you, choose carefully and consider all aspects of the building which you are cladding. UPVC cladding UPVC is exceptionally durable and also very attractive. It will never rot and is far more resistant... View Article

How to Keep Your Home Secure

May 9, 2016 10:07 am Published by

Many homeowners feel a certain amount of anxiety in relation to the security of their home. How easy would it be for a potential intruder to gain access? What can I do to improve security in my home? These are both questions which people ask experts on a regular basis and the worry surrounding the issue is a very contentious issue for some. Whilst it is never good to allow fear to get the better of you; common sense and precaution are always to be advised; whilst we all want to be able to relax and enjoy our homes, a laissez faire attitude in relation to home security can lead to trouble. There are many facts and figures bandied about... View Article