House Cladding Styles

What is cladding?

Cladding has been around for many, many years. Commonly seen as wood, cladding has now taken on many different materials including uPVC and the most popular choice, fibre cement. Cladding has been used to protect the external walls and provide damp and heat insulation. It still does this today, but cladding has become more of an aesthetical choice for most and improving the kerb appeal of homes.

Cladding can be attached directly to the brick work or using a batten system to create a breathable space for the insulation. With the cladding acting as a façade on your brick work, it protects what is known as the “outer leaf” from the elements and protecting your home for years to come. Making it a smart choice to protect your home and not just for appearance.


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Types of external cladding for houses

We at the Gutter and Cladding Company primarily deal with external house cladding in the form of plastic and fibre-cement boards by Marley cladding. For most of our customers the main concern is how will the cladding look on my home. Thank-fully we offer a visualisation service to help with your decisions and have a cladding gallery full of previous jobs to help you choose. As the premium choice we recommend Cedral cladding which comes in a range of colours, 2 different styles and can be fitted lap, flat or vertical.


New England style cladding

Our New England style cladding is an attractive yet efficient cladding solution, which creates a stylish yet traditional aesthetic. It can be installed in conjunction with brick or alongside rendered exteriors to cover all or just select areas.


Stone cladding

Made with thin layers of natural or simulated stone, stone cladding is often used to make homes look more elegant whilst looking natural at the same time.


Sandstone Cladding

We can provide sandstone cladding in a variety of shades, shapes and sizes, our sandstone cladding can be used in a variety of different ways.


How many colour options are there?

There are a variety of colours in Cedrals colour range. Currently there are 23 different colour options to choose from including earth tones, forest, mineral and ocean. Currently they do not offer bespoke RAL colours.

Want to find out more about the cladding styles available in our range?Contact your local cladding experts!

Affordable Cedral Cladding

Bournemouth Cladding

Cladding for your dormer from £900

Bournemouth Cladding

Cladding for your mid-section from £1100

Bournemouth Cladding

Cladding for front of your home from £1900

Online Quote

If you want a free online quote for Fascias, Soffit, rainwater goods or weatherboard cladding

Simply send us photos of your property as per our guide and fill in the form below. We may need to call you just to discuss various options for the quote but no site visit required at this stage. We will email you back a free. no-obligation quote ASAP.

Shiplap Cladding

Shiplap cladding is produced using softwood slow grown timber and can be used for external applications such as sheds, garages and walls. It is ideal for external use on a variety of buildings, such as sheds, garages, cabins and walls due to its kiln dried process which gives the wood extra protection. Shiplap cladding can be painted, stained or varnished on a bespoke basis.

The main benefits of shiplap are:

  •   Durability – It is constructed from very strong material and is long-lasting.
  •   Insulation - Shiplap cladding offers natural insulation unlike aluminium and steel
  •   Eco-friendly - great environmental credentials being sourced from sustainable forests
  •   100% recyclable
  •   Flexibility – it can be designed or sized to any requirements
  •   Cost-effective - the price per square meter is very competitive when compared with other building materials
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Fibre cement or uPVC plastic cladding?

uPVC is the most cost-effective alternative to traditional timber and an entry point to getting your home clad. Like fibre cement it is possible to get plastic cladding in a range of colours with a timber effect pattern. Like fibre cement it is long lasting and easy to maintain. If you are looking for a safer, longer lasting alternative to wood, then this is where plastic cladding falls as cheaper versions can fade over time and do not always fool the eye into believing it is wood. It is also worth noting that plastic cladding is not fire retardant like fibre cement cladding.

Fibre-cement was developed in the 80s as an alternative to asbestos. It is strong and fire retardant making it great for construction. Pre-finished fibre cement boards have become the long lasting, low maintenance and safer way to clad your home compared to timber cladding.

We recommend fibre cement cladding for:

  • Quality of finish
  • Ease of maintenance
  • Durability
  • Fire safety
  • Insulation from elements
  • Visual appeal of natural timber
  • Resistant to rot
  • Range of colours and styles
  • Pairs well with stone cladding

For more information about the cladding styles we offer or to discuss your requirements, contact our team today on 01202 470044.

Do you need planning permission for cladding?

Most homes will fall under “permitted development” and will not require any form of planning permission. However, if you have a home which is listed, on a national park or Area of Natural Beauty (AONB) you will need to seek advice as to how far you can develop your home.

Even though most homes will fall under “permitted development” you may want to consult your neighbours if you live in a terrace or semi-detached home. There is nothing worse than upsetting your neighbours! Also be aware of areas which follow a set theme as the landowner may want all homes to be a certain colour or style.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much of your home can you clad?

Depending on your home it is generally possible to clad from top to bottom without issue. However, there may be factors which prevent us cladding certain areas. This maybe due to access, safety, or other reasons. We always recommend talking to our surveyors to discuss your options.

Can you clad a shed or external building?

We can. Like your home there may be certain restrictions and we suggest you contact our surveyor about your options.

How much will it cost to clad the exterior of my home?

Prices will vary depending on colour, style, access and areas you would like covered. For the top of your home prices will start from £900. If you are looking for a quote, use our online service. With a few details and a photo our surveyor can provide you with a quote within 48 hours. Click here to get your quote.

What if I change my mind on the colour?

It is possible to paint fibre cement and plastic cladding. We recommend using Cedral paint colours for the best finish and these can be purchased at companies like Sig Roofing. With proper prep work an exterior paint can be used.

Are Cedral fibre cement weatherboards fire-resistance?

This is a big concern for our customers and it is why we choose Cedral cladding as our premium choice. Cedral sidings are rated at A2-s1, d0. This means they are non-flammable and, in a fire, will barely generate smoke and will not increase the spread of fire.

Types of cladding systems

Profiles have two references. One being the profile in which the cladding sits when on your wall and the other is how it connects to your home.

There are 6 types of profiles:

Feather edge - Has one thick edge tapering down to a thinner edge. Is overlapped and screwed to the previous board.

Shiplap - Each board overlaps the next and requires two screws to hold it in place.

Shiplap, tongue-and-groove - Same as 2 but interlocks with the next piece to secure itself.

uPVC cladding - Same as 3 but leaves a cavity.

Squared edge - Can be fitted overlap or flat using the click-it system by Cedral.

Tongue-and-groove - Lays flat and interlocks with the next piece. Same as laminate flooring systems.


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