Your County Durham home might look brilliant, but there is always room for improvement. You can enhance the appearance of your house, and you can make it warmer and cosier all year round. House cladding is a great way to add value and functionality to a house, but many people in County Durham are left overwhelmed when it comes to house cladding options.
If you need to know more about the best cladding materials for your home, or you want to arrange a professional to undertake work at your home, WeDoRender is here for you.
The cladding of your home is the external layers, with cladding often coming in prefab boards or panels. These panels or boards are then attached to the exterior walls of your home.
When strategically placed around the property, it's panelling or cladding, but when they cover the whole building, the term cladding is used.
Cladding helps protect and insulate homes, making property even more comfortable and welcoming than it would be without cladding. Cladding is available in an extensive range of colours and materials, so you should find a solution which is ideal for you.
If you want to discuss your cladding options, WeDoRender is here to talk. We are external wall specialists and are happy to offer guidance or arrange work at your home.
There are many reasons to install cladding at your home.
If you want to change the appearance of your house, wall cladding is an effective way to do this. With a wide array of colours, textures and materials to choose from, you can create a style ideal for your home.
You can choose between a contemporary style or a traditional look with this solution; such is the product's versatility. You can also minimise wear and tear around the property, updating the look of your home quickly and easily.
If you are concerned about the impact of harsh or extreme weather conditions, installing cladding provides added protection to your home. If you are worried about wind and rain impact on your home, house cladding offers a greater level of weather protection and weather resistance.
If you want to improve your home's insulation, house cladding is an effective solution.
Anyone who lives in a noisy street or area knows their comfort at home is often ruined by external noise. With better insulation, this isn't an issue.
Insulating your home is also a highly effective way to take control of your energy bills. If you are worried about heating bills, and these days, who isn’t, you need to take steps to retain heat while preventing cold air from entering your property.
Installing cladding is a hugely influential way to improve the insulation and energy efficiency of a property.
Adding extra design aspects to your home, such as Cladding, is a great way to add curb value to your home. Also having an attractive home to return to each day can help boost serotonin levels.
Some of the most compelling reasons people have for cladding their property include:
The extensive list of benefits associated with cladding materials means it is worth considering adding to your home.
If you would like to discuss this option, or you are keen to hire WeDoRender to install cladding at your home, let us know, and we will be more than happy to assist you.
While there are many benefits of cladding, there are some drawbacks you must consider, including:
There are many materials, equipment and aspects associated with the job so that the cost can add up
WeDoRender accepts these drawbacks, which are genuine issues for property owners to contend with. However, we can help with all these aspects.
If you require guidance on any of these matters, let us know; and we vow to provide you with the best quotes and standard of work for all cladding projects.
Considering the lengthy list of benefits associated with home cladding and the smaller list of drawbacks, the good outweighs the bad. Also, with our assistance, or the help of an experienced professional, it is possible to minimise the negative impact of installing cladding at your home.
Many homes have good insulation in place and don’t require additional help. However, there are also many more homes that are lacking in insulation or weather resistance.
If you feel you’d benefit from these factors at your home, contact WeDoRender, and we’ll gladly talk to you about your options and come up with the best external cladding solution for you and your house.
While it is understandable people discuss house cladding as a single form, there are many different types of house cladding. WeDoRender is pleased to offer an extensive array of house cladding solutions and services.
If you want to discuss your options, get in touch, and we will arrange an appointment. We are also happy to visit your home and guide you on what solution is best for your needs, starting with fibre cement.
This is a stylish and reliable finish which offers a woodgrain effect. Many people are drawn to the affordability of fibre cement cladding, but this is also a material that requires very little maintenance.
This keeps the cost of this house cladding low, and you have more free time in the years to come.
Fibre cement cladding is comprised of limestone, iron, clay, cellulose fibres and cement. Sand is added to the board to add weather resistance, and there is minimal expansion with this form of external cladding.
We are highly experienced in using this cladding, and recent industry sources state the cost of this cladding is around £25 per square metre. Of course, other costs need to be considered too, but if you are looking for a tailored cement cladding quote, we are here to help you.
When it comes to changing the look of your home in a fresh way, composite cladding is an excellent choice. You can add cladding vertically or horizontally and select one of many colours.
The cladding comprises recycled plastics and FSC-certified recycled wood fibres. If you are looking for an environmentally friendly cladding option that improves your thermal insulation, this is a great choice to transform your home.
This product can be finished in any shape or style, and there is no need to paint the finished product. This saves time and reduces maintenance work.
Current industry standards suggest the price of composite cladding is around £34, but please contact us for a tailored quote and any help in installing timber cladding.
If you are looking for natural cladding, wood cladding is an excellent option, creating a traditional style at a property. Wood never really goes out of fashion, so we believe timber cladding is excellent for your walls, no matter the predominant style at your home.
Wood can be used inside or outside, and it is available in various colours and styles, making wood cladding a viable choice for most homes,
The choice of hardwood timber, softwood and treated timber provide flexibility in dealing with weather conditions, and if you need any guidance on which option is best for you, let us know.
Timber battens are also a great choice for the outer layer, adding a low maintenance solution.
There are many popular timber options, including timber effect versions and brands like Shou Sugi ban cladding.
The average cost of timber cladding is £40, and we are happy to provide you with a bespoke quote for timber cladding services, timber installation and any other exterior timber cladding work.
Stone cladding creates a rustic feel to a home, and this is a popular option amongst homeowners and might be best suited to a slightly rural area. This form of cladding is also an excellent material to withstand rain and wind. If you are worried about dampness in your home, or water leaks, opting for this style of cladding makes sense.
Some of the most common stone materials include slate, sandstone, outer leaf and marble. It is also possible to use simulated stone veneers, which create the same look but at a more affordable price.
This material is versatile in that users can cut it in any length or even random patterns, and faux stone cladding starts at around £40. You can expect to pay more for natural stone as exterior cladding, but we are happy to provide you with a quote for this service.
When you consider uPVC cladding is affordable, doesn’t need much maintenance and can be repaired or installed quickly, it is easy to see why so many people opt for this. A quick wash with warm water is all you need to maintain the charm and style of this cladding.
A strong benefit of uPVC cladding is it is fire resistant, which is always a benefit for property owners. This material also retains its look in direct sunlight, so you don’t have to worry about shade.
Anyone whose house is in direct sunlight and looking to maintain a cooler temperature will find uPVC an excellent choice. The standard of insulation from this cladding is excellent considering its more affordable price, which comes in at around £20.
When you compare house cladding costs, uPVC stands out as a great option, perhaps the most affordable external cladding material. We offer top quality versions, and can provide a drainpipe system or guttering kit if required.
As you'll see, there are many options to consider, including cellular pvc and polyvinyl chloride, some of which are gaining popularity.
If you like the look of standard brickwork on exterior walls but would like your home to have a better insulation standard, brick cladding is a fantastic choice. This dependable cladding solution is available in many colours and styles and lasts for a long time.
We can also add brick slips to your property, with brick slips being a cost effective to improve insulation.
Homeowners who want a set and forget solution should consider brick cladding, which starts at around £35.
Metal cladding isn’t commonly found on many homes, but it is a typical choice of the commercial sector, and many agricultural setups. You'll be familiar with steel frame solutions, but for residential property, a structural insurance provider will likely disapprove of this option.
Aluminium cladding is a lightweight alternative and popular choice for metal cladding, and you benefit from a high level of insulation. The starting cost for this style of cladding is around £23.
Tile cladding is more of an internal option, but it can be used outside of homes. If you are looking to create a pattern or a stylish welcome at your home, tile cladding is a great option.
Tile cladding offers tremendous insulation in colder climates, and there are good reasons to opt for this solution, including enhanced kerb appeal.
Basic tiling starts at £28, but the price increases quite quickly for more intricate styles or advanced features. Please contact us for detailed tile cladding installation costs.
Glass cladding provides a highly contemporary look, and some of the leading buildings worldwide opt for glass fronts. This is largely a maintenance free solution, and it is a weather-resistant option, with fire resistance options available.
There are many positive aspects to glass cladding. Still, the main drawback is the high price, and it is usually best reserved for commercial enterprises where the owner can afford a significant bill.
As you saw with the basic cost of cladding, there is a significant range of prices on offer with external house cladding. This is good because it ensures there is something for everyone and that no matter your budget, there will likely be an option that is right for your needs.
Of course, the cladding cost is just one of the aspects to consider when it comes to improving a property; labour, other materials, costs of local tradespeople, specialist equipment, the size of the property, the condition of the house and the location are all actors which see the price vary depending on fixing methods and other issues.
Going by the price per square metre, uPVC and fibre cement cladding are the lowest cost options for cladding your home. These are both top-rated options, which aren’t solely down to price.
You can protect your home to an acceptable standard with these cladding solutions, and if you would like to discuss your options or any aspect of house cladding cost, contact WeDoRender.
While each project is unique, it is possible to look at the average costs for cladding a house.
According to Checkatrade, as of the summer of 2022, the average cladding cost for a small, single-storey bungalow or single storey property ranges between £2,100 and £4,200. This price includes material and labour costs. For a two-bedroom property, again, for work and material, you are looking at the cost of between £3,500 and £5,500.
Sadly, there is no such thing as the best exterior cladding solution that is right for everyone or every home. Some properties might benefit from brick cladding, matching an existing style and maintaining the look of the local area.
In other properties or communities, uPVC cladding or even rainscreen cladding is likely an excellent option.
While cost is an issue, the benefits of external cladding and external wall insulation often pays for itself over time.
When reviewing the cost, don't forget to balance this with the benefit you enjoy from well insulated external walls.
You can also see that in the right circumstances, glass and metal cladding solutions work very well, so you need to work out which is suitable for your needs.
In the majority of cases, there is no need for planning permission for a wall cladding installation or applying cladding boards to an outer wall or solid walls.
Of course, with planning permission, there are often exceptions to the rule. If your property is affected by the following issues, you'll require planning permission before installing cladding boards:
If any of these issues apply, let us know, and we can liaise with the local council for you.
We are specialists when it comes to external cladding and determining the best wall cladding for your needs, which covers the cost. We can take you through the range of house cladding materials, and tell you which external option is best for your house or building.
If you're looking for options which require minimal maintenance, we can help. If you need guidance on topics such as interlocking boards or which solutions offer load bearing duties, we can answer your questions and more.
WeDoRender is pleased to discuss your options at any time. If you’re looking for guidance in the cladding sector or need help with any rendering work, our County Durham team are on hand to assist you.
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