Robert Clark

Composite Cladding Any Good?

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Have been looking online at Composite Cladding as an environmentally friendly alternative to Oak, as it’s made from recycled materials and is maintenance free.

 

Woukd appreciate any comments or opinions on this product.

 

Thanks 

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We considered composite cladding for our dormers and had it priced up but it’s very expensive, the quote we got was as much as it costs for 36 sq m of composite decking and that was only around 8 sq m for the 4 dormers, it did look like it would have been nice but not at the price!

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I’ve used composite cladding on a couple of property’s about five years ago 

Really good to use 

Very simalar to the oak slay tiles in apperience 

I sometimes pass there and it looks a slick as the day it was installed 

if was quite new on the market back then 

From memory I think it was called 

Teko wood or simalar 

I can’t remember the actual cost as it was an exstra on a much larger job

The client was impressed with the look

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On 23/01/2019 at 18:14, Robert Clark said:

Have been looking online at Composite Cladding as an environmentally friendly alternative to Oak, as it’s made from recycled materials and is maintenance free.

 

Woukd appreciate any comments or opinions on this product.

 

Thanks 

where I live and about to build new house --s/w scotland

it would be a no brainer --composite every time --

its a damp climate  with clean air and everything not in direct sun goes green --so easy to hit it with the power wash to clean up 

real wood to me is not on my list for those reasons  and why I will probably clad and not render 

 more expensive now maybe --cheap in 10 years time

there are cement board cladding  types that looks like wood as well as plastic types .

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I was meant to clad in larch . But it did colours and needs maintenance. Not idea in my view - want less work not more !

So went for cladding - looks great 

 

 

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On ‎27‎/‎01‎/‎2019 at 09:46, pocster said:

So went for cladding - looks great 

@pocster your cladding looks first class, can you tell me what product you used and a rough idea of cost please?

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9 minutes ago, JohnW said:

@pocster your cladding looks first class, can you tell me what product you used and a rough idea of cost please?

Marley eternit was the product .

All the trim costs though !

I over used it to hide all cuts .

Happy to dig up the cost for you later 

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Here was one I did last year, using the Plastic not composite version.

 

On that end, the gable was done in about 2011 and the "corner" was done in 2018 - as closely matched as I could find as the painted surface was weathering.

 

The product on the corner is a Rosewood Cladding Product from Eurocell. I think it was of the order of low £ twenties per sqm. It is mounted on roofing battens.

 

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14 hours ago, JohnW said:

@pocster your cladding looks first class, can you tell me what product you used and a rough idea of cost please?

Hey

 

Cost was just over 2K + vat. So that's the rear (as in the photo) and also some fixed vertically ( nightmare! ) at the front.

As I said I spent a fortune on the nice trim.

 

Cheers

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On ‎03‎/‎03‎/‎2019 at 12:00, pocster said:

Cost was just over 2K + vat. So that's the rear (as in the photo) and also some fixed vertically ( nightmare! ) at the front.

As I said I spent a fortune on the nice trim.

Thanks @pocster, do you know how many Square Metres that was for?

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5 minutes ago, JohnW said:

Thanks @pocster, do you know how many Square Metres that was for?

I can't find all the paperwork ; and I know I ordered a few extra but!

 

3.6m x 0.184 44 planks so 30m sq approx ( probably more like 40 inc the front bit)

It's the trim that costs though!!!

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44 boards came in at £836

 

I spent at least £600 on trim!

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This is James Hardie Linea for the horizontal and HardiePlank for the vertical. It is smooth finish as I am not keen on the "woodgrain"11._Falcon_Wharf.thumb.jpg.221b358fe10196ae75dcc1fc77ff0c34.jpg look.

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