Create Your Own Cladding Transformation

With the continuing trend for home improvements, now that many are spending more time at home, external cladding has seen a surge in interest. But how exactly can cladding be used? Freefoam Building Products have put together a handy guide with some examples of how cladding can be used in different ways to update and improve the look of any home. Cover Pebble Dash Exterior pebble dash is commonly seen throughout the UK. But over the years it can become discoloured and even breakdown to become unsightly and a potential cause for damp problems. Painting is an option but can be...

With the continuing trend for home improvements, now that many are spending more time at home, external cladding has seen a surge in interest.

But how exactly can cladding be used?

Freefoam Building Products have put together a handy guide with some examples of how cladding can be used in different ways to update and improve the look of any home.

Cover Pebble Dash

Exterior pebble dash is commonly seen throughout the UK. But over the years it can become discoloured and even breakdown to become unsightly and a potential cause for damp problems. Painting is an option but can be costly, time consuming and only a short-term solution.

This couple in Cornwall wanted to upgrade their three-storey house, which was covered in a grey pebble dash that had become stained and discoloured over the years. Located on a sloping site, the back of the house was very high, bumping up the cost of repainting the pebble dash. So their installer advised them to use ‘Colonial Blue’ Fortex cladding on the top storey and to paint the lower half of the house cream, to great effect.

Create an attractive feature facade over brick

The majority of properties in the UK are constructed using brick. Whilst brick is incredibly hard wearing, on larger properties an expanse can look bland and unappealing. Many homeowners are looking for exterior coverings that they can colour coordinate to windows and doors,bring a new aesthetic to their home and create instant kerb appeal.

Freefoam ‘Misty Grey’ Fortex weatherboard cladding was recently used on the brick front elevation of this detached property in Cheshire. Used in conjunction with a render finish, the grey cladding at Grey Goose House perfectly matches the new garage door and general colour theme throughout the house. Homeowner Katrina loves the ‘New England’ look and wanted to use this style to modernise her home. With the new cladding and render, the house is completely transformed and the whole family are delighted with the results.

Replace Hanging Tiles

In the 1960’s and 1970’s hanging tiles placed on the front elevation of a property were a popular method of construction. Fifty years later tiles have become cracked and discoloured and can be costly to replace.

This detached property in Brightlingsea had dark brown hanging clay tiles fitted to the first floor elevation right up to the gable. The tiles were removed, wooden battens fitted and Fortex Weatherboard cladding in ‘Misty Grey’  was installed. With the addition of grey windows and doors this home has had a complete make over, creating a smart contemporary coordinated look.

Whilst windows and doors significantly improve the look of a property, the difference that cladding can make is on a much larger scale, and the results can be spectacular, particularly when done in tandem with other home improvements.

Homeowners can also feel confident that by selecting pvc cladding they are choosing an ultra low maintenance long lasting option.

If you are looking to add cladding to your home go to mycladding.com, Freefoam’s website dedicated to all things cladding!  Check out what others have done, and let Freefoam find you a local cladding installer to get your project under way.

Photos courtesy of: Penryn Plastics, Ian Fenton Design and Build & Academy Windows



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