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Cladding for gable-end, uPVC or wood?



 
 
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Old May 26th 04, 05:52 PM
Andy W
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Default Cladding for gable-end, uPVC or wood?

I have moved into a house which has a rather unusual design, it has a
gable end which is clad in lead flashing.
Over the years the lead has discoloured and become wrinkled. I would
like to clad instead with dark wood or uPVC.

My question is this: quite a few recently built houses have gables
clad with dark tongued and groove material. Is this generally wood or
uPVC?

Is dark woodgrain uPVC a bad idea re. discolouration, expansion etc?
Is hardwood a better idea? This is a South facing roof, plenty of sun.

Thanks

Andy
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Old May 26th 04, 08:51 PM
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Default Cladding for gable-end, uPVC or wood?

"Andy W" wrote
| Is dark woodgrain uPVC a bad idea re. discolouration, expansion etc?
| Is hardwood a better idea? This is a South facing roof, plenty of sun.

If suitable (aesthetically and technically) for the situation, my preference
for a wall cladding would be tiles.

Owain


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Old May 26th 04, 10:55 PM
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Default Cladding for gable-end, uPVC or wood?


"Andy W" wrote in message
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I have moved into a house which has a rather unusual design, it has a
gable end which is clad in lead flashing.
Over the years the lead has discoloured and become wrinkled. I would
like to clad instead with dark wood or uPVC.

My question is this: quite a few recently built houses have gables
clad with dark tongued and groove material. Is this generally wood or
uPVC?

Is dark woodgrain uPVC a bad idea re. discolouration, expansion etc?


uPVC for visible attributes is a bad idea full stop. And when pretending to
be wood doubly so.


Is hardwood a better idea?


Yes.


This is a South facing roof, plenty of sun.


Use a good woodstain.


 




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