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What Types of Cladding Are Available

What Types of Cladding Are Available

The Different Types of Cladding

PVC Cladding

PVC is fast becoming one of the most popular material choices for bathroom cladding. It is extremely durable and long lasting, helping to protect your home from the elements. It is also easy to maintain, requiring only a wash with clean water to keep it looking like new. This makes PVC cladding the perfect combination of style and substance. There is also a variety of different colours available, meaning you can beautifully blend your PVC cladding with the rest of your home.

Wood Cladding

Wood or timber cladding is currently a popular choice amongst homeowners. It offers a natural, warm aesthetic and its natural weathering creates a unique finish. However, it is important to consider the maintenance of wood cladding before you install it. Whilst you may like the natural weathering effect, over time, this can start to look worn, tired, and dirty. Therefore it is important to treat your wood cladding regularly to prevent it from splitting, cracking, and fading.

Metal Cladding

Metal is an ideal cladding material for high rise buildings due to its fire-resistant qualities. Usually aluminium or steel, metal cladding creates a contemporary eye-catching, unique finish. It also provides an additional layer of insulation, helping to keep a building warm in the cooler months.

Stone Cladding

This is a type of cladding that utilises natural stone and is perfectly suited to older, more traditional buildings. Stone is a popular choice for cladding as it is a non-porous material, so does not absorb any moisture. In turn, this protects the building beneath the cladding from moisture damage. Stone cladding is relatively easy to install, with most stones being cut into uniform shapes and sizes. However, mistakes will also be obvious, so if you are not confident in your abilities, we would always recommend employing the services of a professional.

Glass Cladding

Glass is a surprisingly strong and robust material to use for cladding. It offers a truly unique and luxurious finish and is often used on both business and residential buildings. It is also a popular choice for those looking for a more sustainable choice of cladding.

Composite Cladding

Like PVC cladding, composite cladding is a reliable, durable, and long-lasting cladding option. It is made from a combination of wood and plastics, and often emulates real timber. It is easy to install and even easier to look after, requiring only an occasional clean to keep it looking lovely.

Tile Cladding

Tile cladding is traditionally used on roofs to provide protection from the elements and keep your home dry. We would always recommend employing the services of an experienced roof tiler to install your new tiles, to ensure that they both look and perform correctly.

Fibre Cement Cladding

Fibre cement cladding usually consists of a mixture of natural and synthetic fibres, sand, water, and cement. This is then formed into a sheet which can be attached to a building as external cladding. This type of cladding is industrial in looks so is mostly used on industrial and agricultural warehouses, stables, and garages. It is extremely durable and provides excellent sound and thermal insulation properties.

Brick Cladding

Brick cladding is a popular choice of cladding, which suits most buildings. Bricks are also available in myriad designs and colours, so you can create a home which is truly unique to you. Brick is also a durable and easy to maintain material, which will add sturdiness and durability to your house.

Discover The Many Types Of Cladding With National Plastic

The choice of cladding materials can be overwhelming. If you’re unsure of which is best for you and your home and would like further information on our range of PVC cladding, give our friendly team a call on 0800 22 77 77 today.

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