External Wall Cladding
Whether you’re looking to refresh tired brickwork on an existing property, or to achieve a stylish, modern finish on a new build, cladding the outside walls of the property is one of the best ways to do so. We stock a fantastic range of external cl...
Whether you’re looking to refresh tired brickwork on an existing property, or to achieve a stylish, modern finish on a new build, cladding the outside walls of the property is one of the best ways to do so. We stock a fantastic range of external cladding panels and sheets, available in a variety of materials as well as style and colour options.
Covering exterior walls with high-quality cladding does far more than just improve aesthetics and kerb appeal. Cladding can also help to protect your home from the elements, as rain, wind, and harsh sunlight can all take their toll on building materials over time. In fact, some cladding can even improve the insulation levels in your property, saving you money on utility bills!
As well as our extensive range of outdoor wall cladding, we also provide a full range of complementary cladding trims, along with fixings, so everything you’ll need to clad the exterior of your home is right here under one roof.
External Cladding Materials
We work closely with top manufacturers to offer our customers the very best. Our entire exterior wall cladding range has been hand-picked by our experts for long life, simple installation, and reliability.
UPVC cladding is a robust, cost-effective option for most residential projects. Thanks to its innovative plastic construction, UPVC provides fantastic weather protection, and requires very little maintenance. Our UPVC cladding comes in a vast range of finishes, making it easy to find the perfect choice for you. What’s more, it’s also simple to fit, even for novice DIYers. UPVC cladding can last for up to 20 years without needing replacement.
Composite cladding is a premium option, ideal for projects that can accept no compromise. Made from a unique blend of recycled plastic and wood, composite cladding offers unparalleled strength and longevity, whilst also being highly sustainable. Another great appeal of composite cladding is that it looks just like real wood, with none of the drawbacks. Composite cladding has a lifespan of 25 years or more with no maintenance required.
Constructed from incredibly tough galvanised steel, few forms of exterior cladding are stronger than metal cladding. Due to their industrial aesthetic, panels of metal cladding are most often used on commercial premises such as warehouses, or even agricultural buildings. Cladding made from steel can resist almost any impact, keep the structure underneath weathertight, and last for as long as 50 years without needing to be replaced.
Have Any More Questions About Our Exterior Wall Cladding?
Whatever question you may have about our range of external cladding panels, our award-winning customer service team is here to help. Call them on 01295 565 565, email [email protected], or use the handy live chat below. With over 40 years’ experience in all things DIY and roofing, they’ll get your project underway ASAP.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Customers often come to us with questions about our cladding range. Below you’ll find a selection of the most common.
Why Is Cladding Done?
Cladding can be thought of as a sort of “skin” or additional layer installed onto the exterior of a building. It can be fit onto a building’s framework or installed onto an intermediate layer of battens or spacers. External wall cladding is used to “…provide a degree of thermal insulation and weather resistance, and to improve the appearance of buildings.” In addition to this, a cavity is usually left between cladding and the wall of the building, so rainwater and other excess moisture can run down and away from the structure.
Does Cladding Need Planning Permission?
In general, planning permission is not required when refreshing the cladding on an existing property. There are some exceptions to this however, such as if the property is a listed building, or if you live in a conservation area. We’d always recommend checking with your local authority before undertaking any project if you’re unsure.
Can You Put Cladding Over Bricks?
Yes, you can install cladding over brickwork. Many homeowners feel that the brick veneer of their home lends it a dull, uninspiring quality. Usually, when cladding over bricks timber or steel battens are also installed, as well as a weatherproof membrane to help solidify the home’s structural integrity against weather damage. As always, consult a qualified tradesperson to ensure the project you wish to undertake is right for your home.
Do I Need a Membrane Under Cladding?
Yes, to add an additional layer of weatherproofing, we’d recommend installing a breathable vapour membrane underneath your UPVC cladding to provide another line of defence. This membrane won’t just help to prevent water build-up, but thanks to its breathability, it will also add ventilation to the property, making condensation less likely to form.