To be fair unless you are single story It would be difficult to tell timber and grained UPVC apart
Heritage where against using UPVC but agreed that they couldn’t tell the difference from 5 to 7 mtrs below
I’ve done the up the ladder each year thing and didn’t fancy doing it again
I used oak on the porch and Idigbo on the gates
Planners where happy with this
Next door used hardwood on all there sash windows and doors
Also there Orangery roof
Ten years on all need replacing
Just finished fitting my facias and soffits, chose Marley Alutec facia and barge boards, hopefully no maintenance, and a claimed 50 year lifespan. To keep costs down used plastic soffit.
wanted to use the Marley Alu gutters, but had to draw the cost line somewhere, and have fitted Floplast plastic, difference of nearly 2k! saved. Although if the plastic gives up, it will cost to refit safely, as easy now with whole house scaffolded, but a large cost to scaffold just for gutter replacement.
unfortunately I would agree (sorry Tony), which is exactly what I would like to avoid.
I'm in west coast of Scotland - it's constantly wet.
I did fit a new fence to my current house about 4 years ago, specifically bought tanalised wood so I would never have to paint it and could leave it to weather knowing it would last a long time with no maintenance,
@Russell griffiths I know the triangle well, and my normal emphasis is where possible maximise on quality and finish where possible and budget allows. I just hadn't considered fascias and soffits were of that much importance (which I am now finding out they are). The architect has them down as grey, hence I was assuming what was the point in having them timber at all as they will just look like plastic. I would have assumed timber would have been the worst thing to put up there to be honest. any links to pictures?
@nod it just seems to make more sense to use plastic as a more suitable material (Aluminium would be nice...but I knew that wasn't even possible at the start, 😂)
great @tonyshouse perfect timing.