Stunning Light Oak Cladding
Swish Light Oak wood grain cladding was specified on the full-scale renovation of a prestigious property in an exclusive Hertfordshire post code.
The 6,000 sq ft property was originally built as a Swiss chalet style home. Appointed to deliver its wholesale re-design, architectural practice Design Team Consultants, specified Light Oak foiled cladding from Swish.
Andrew Hayward, Design Team Consultants, explained: “The property was originally built in a ‘Swiss-chalet style’ and its appearance had become really quite dated. Our brief from the owner was to create in a sense, a completely new home from that original footprint and fabric.
“There are a number of quite strong features; the red roof, grey aluminium windows and white render, and we have used the cladding to hold it together and give the property an exceptionally modern appearance and feel.”
The cladding has been used on the main gable at the front of the property, both inside and outside a second gable fronted porch and on gable windows in the roof at the front and rear of the five bedroom home.
Swish offers a recently expanded range of foiled fascias and soffits including, Light Oak, Irish Oak, Mahogany, Black and Rosewood. Sitting alongside window board and trims, this includes a full 16mm square fascia and soffit system, offering a perfect match across individual elements of roofline installation work.
Also carrying a full10-year guarantee, Swish has reported a growing demand for wood foil and coloured finishes, specified as hard wearing low maintenance alternatives over traditional timber.
Greg Wilde, Swish Building Products: “It’s been an uphill struggle trying to persuade architects that PVC foils can deliver a great long life alternative timber.
“Life time cost savings, alongside the A+ sustainability rating the material has been awarded by the Building Research Establishment, have perhaps supported us in persuading architects and specifiers of the advantages of using PVC and we are now seeing a definite increase in its use in specification.”