Nustock are an industry leader in PVC cladding products, including exterior PVC cladding boards. We offer a wide variety of exterior cladding textures to choose from, including shiplap, open joints, and woodgrain. Nustock products are designed to protect buildings from the elements. Our woodgrain textured products give the traditional appearance of painted timber, but are low-maintenance. With 30 years of experience, Nustock's quality is unmatched.
Woodgrain Textured External Cladding
Cellular PVC cladding that simulates the patterns of a traditional timber board is an ideal substitute for timber cladding; it will not discolour, retains its appearance, is virtually maintenance free and is weather resistant. The perfect choice.
What are the different types of external UPVC Cladding?
The main types of UPVC cladding are Shiplap, Open V Joint and Featheredge. All types protect your home from the elements and can be used to transform the aesthetics of your property or replace rotting timber boards. The profile of shiplap cladding assists the run off of water and is often chosen for large projects or where the overlapping design is preferred. Open V joint cladding has a slightly different profile in that it has a distinctive symmetrical V joint giving a contemporary finish while featheredge is designed to mimic the appearance of traditional timber cladding without the maintenance.
How do I install external PVC cladding?
External PVC cladding not only improves the look of your home, but it also adds an extra layer of protection against the elements. It is a fantastic alternative to traditional timber - it looks just as good, but it is low maintenance, long lasting, and you can install it yourself, saving both time and money.
Preparation is paramount - for all installations preparation is key. You will require a sound substrate, good quality battens (suitable treated timber), insulation (if required) and a vapour membrane. If you are replacing existing cladding, you must also remove all old material before starting to install your new cladding.
Colour coded - for a safe, successful installation, you must consider the key differences between white and colour/foil cladding, as the installation guidance differs slightly for each.
For an in-depth, step-by-step guide on how to install PVC cladding correctly, head over to our guide on external PVC cladding
How do you measure UPVC external cladding?
Basic square areas can be calculated by simply measuring the height and width of the area and multiplying by the following factors depending on profile chosen:
a.100mm claddings; m² x 2 = number of lengths required to cover that area.
b. 125mm claddings; m² x 1.6 = number of lengths required to cover that area.
c. 150mm claddings; m² x 1.4 = number of lengths required to cover that area.
d. 300mm claddings; m² x 0.7 = number of lengths required to cover that area.
For example, cladding an area of 6m wide x 3m high in 150mm Shiplap = 9m² x 1.4 = 12.6 = 13 x 5m length.
If the area includes windows and/or doors or other non-clad areas, these can be calculated in the same way but removed from the overall number of lengths required.
These figures do not take into account wastage due to cutting to length on site, which is variable, or the use of offcuts and jointing which may be needed to make a uniform design. A sketch of the area, including non-clad areas, and applying lengths according to the space will allow you to see where the offcuts best fit. For more guidance call our experts on 0800 22 77 77.
What are the benefits of UPVC cladding?
PVC cladding is a ‘skin’ for your home. It provides an extra layer of protection to your external walls, helping to increase internal insulation and minimise air leakage, which in turn can improve energy efficiency and running costs.
PVC cladding is available in an extensive range of colours – from traditional white and cream to contemporary grey and light blue - and designs, allowing you to add an interesting aesthetic or a new lease of life to your home.
Further information about how PVC cladding can help protect your home, the different styles of PVC cladding available – and how to install it – can be found on our blog.
For an in-depth, step-by-step guide on how to install PVC cladding correctly, head over to our PVC installation guide
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