Warmer, smarter and easier

Tru Plastics transformed a home in Coalville, Leicestershire using Freefoam Fortex Double Shiplap cladding, in Sage Green.

The couple had lived at the property for more than 10 years, and had both recently retired. They wanted to improve the look of the house and install insulation but also wanted a low maintenance solution.

They researched various cladding options online and came across Freefoam’s consumer focused website, mycladding.com.

“If we’re having work done on our house we like to find out what’s out there and make sure we have all the options,” the homeowner said. “We liked the mycladding site, it gave us all the information we needed, with product options and colour choices. I also noticed that the Freefoam cladding could be fitted with insulation, so completed the ‘quote request’ form to find out more.”

Freefoam put the homeowners in touch with Tru Plastics.

The existing Tudor-style timber boards were very discoloured and needed replacing. The front aspect of the property faces north west, so the living room often felt cooler that than the rest of the house.

“We removed the existing boards and the style of the house enabled us to fit insulation behind the new cladding,” managing director of Tru Plastics Russell Skellett said. “We took the boards around the sides of the house to create a really smart facade. The green complements the colour of the brick and looks good with the rosewood windows too.”

The homeowner said: “We’re really pleased with the new look. It is certainly a transformation. We’ve noticed it’s warmer at the front of the house, and we can now relax in the knowledge that we won’t have any more ongoing maintenance. We’ve had lots of comments from neighbours about how nice it looks, so much so that a house nearby has also had Freefoam cladding fitted after seeing ours.”