uPVC Plastic Cladding
Why clad your house? Cladding can serve to cure practical issues with the structure of a house or a commercial building it can be used to simply cover and decorate old walls or it can be used to cure issues such as damp or overheating in summer with either the use of a light colour to reflect heat or in a combination of cladding and insulation. When installed with a breathable membrane cladding can prevent the ingress of rainwater or it can reduce or cure problems caused by damp caused by cold materials in the structure of the house making contact with warmer areas of the structure.
Cladding can be installed externally or internally. Cladding is not a structural part of the building but it can be used to protect the structure. Great effect can be achieved by adding panels of cladding to the structure or by completely covering the whole structure. The use of PVC cladding reduces the need for maintenance painting staining and the use of wood preservatives colours hold fast for many years on most of the systems available but the foiled products are likely to give the longest life spans.
Attractive, Easy to Clean, Easy To Install, and it Last For Years.
Cladding planks vary from 100mm up to 333mm with 150mm being the most popular size used. Nearly all the systems are 16mm thick when installed and they come with corners joiners and edge trims that designed at 16mm to take the cladding. The cladding sizes quoted here are all the actual coverage sizes so the actual size of the boards will be bigger to account for the overlap.
They are different types of PVC cladding available and they have different qualities solid PVC cladding has a class 1Y fire rating. Put simply flames do not tend to spread when the cladding is exposed to fire it will tend to char and drop off. Some thought should be given to the materials used behind the cladding as these would also need to be fire protected sprayed painted or covered to really benefit from PVC claddings low spread of flame and if the product is not on solid walls of if the cladding meets cavities fire breaks should be used to meet current building regulations. Some properties would also be unable to use this cladding system if it is within 1m of a boundary which is sometimes found during roof loft conversions