Cladding creates coastal look

Located in Paignton with just a two minute walk from both the town centre and sea front the Pier Sands development of eight new semi-detached three bedroom town houses features Freefoam Fortex cladding. Built by Torquay based developers McCarthy Contractors the Colonial Blue cladding forms an attractive feature on the upper two floors creating a clean crisp contrast to the bright white render.

McCarthy Contractors originally specified cement fibre board for all properties but were introduced to PVC cladding by their roofline and window contractor Devon Double Glazing. The Pier Sands development required 700 metres of Double Plank Shiplap cladding supplied by local Freefoam stockist Plastic Mike Ltd. Following launch of the site sales of three properties were completed immediately on the Open Day and a further sale the following week. James Hill, Quantity Surveyor, commented:

“We’re delighted with the cladding, it’s given the properties a real coastal feel, and added an attractive, distinctive look to the development. We’ve seen a tremendous response from prospective buyers and using Freefoam has also given us the added benefit of offering our customers a future proof productwith an extended 50 year guarantee on the fascia, soffit and guttering and 10 years on the cladding.”

Fortex® has an attractive textured wood effect and comes in a range of seven subtle contemporary colours, available in weatherboard and double plank formats. Fortex cladding panels are designed to make storing, handling and fitting the range quick and easy. With weatherboard cladding weighing just 3.15kg per 5 metre board it is four times lighter than cement fibre board. Fortex also comes with significant environmental credentials with the Building Research Establishment’s (BRE) ‘Green Guide To Specification’ giving PVC cladding an A+ rating when fitted with standard insulation products. Aidan Harte, Managing Director summarised:

“The UK is following the trend of the US and European markets using textured pvc cladding as a low maintenance, attractive external wall covering. This development in Paignton is a good example of how the practical and aesthetic benefits of our Fortex cladding are being embraced by new build property developers creating a house style that appeals to todays discerning consumer.”