External cladding can be added to buildings to enhance their aesthetics, protect them from the elements and improve insulation.
A property can be revamped with many different types of cladding, including brick, aluminium and PVC. While the material you choose depends on the finish you want to achieve and the budget you have in mind, you’ll find adding external cladding is a simple way to transform the look of your home.
What types of cladding are there?
Traditionally, stone and timber were some of the most popular cladding choices on the market, but recently uPVC cladding has seen a surge in demand.
Exterior uPVC is rigid and ideal for external use. It’s extremely cost-effective, requires little to no maintenance and has a minimal appearance. It comes in a wide range of colours, and you can choose a colour and style that matches your doors and windows.
Alternatively, wood cladding can add rustic charm to a property. The cladding itself is fitted in individual pieces, meaning the installation process is slightly more time consuming and expensive compared with PVC cladding.
When it comes to wood cladding, the extra time and investment are worth it. It looks great, improves the longevity of a building, and is one of the most environmentally friendly exterior cladding options.