Anyone looking to renovate their home will typically explore the best materials to help them achieve this within their budget.
Cladding has many benefits, and composite materials can be an excellent choice for the UK’s weather.
This article will explore the best quality composite cladding boards available and their benefits.
What Is Composite Cladding?
Composite cladding is an alternative to traditional timber cladding and provides a hassle-free, stylish, and long-lasting way to protect your exterior walls and improve your property’s appearance.
Ecoscape’s capped composite products use state-of-the-art co-extrusion technology to cover composite cladding boards with a durable membrane.
Wood-plastic composite is created by mixing wood fibre and plastic with an adhesive and colouring agent before being moulded into the desired shape.
Why Choose Composite Cladding?
Installing composite cladding to the exterior walls of your property provides a range of benefits. These include:
An energy-efficient home means a homeowner can feel reassured that they have a more environmentally friendly property. Another significant advantage of an energy-efficient property is that it minimises heat and energy loss, which reduces energy bills.
Composite cladding has excellent insulation qualities, especially when applied to exterior walls exposed to high winds and inclement weather.
You can improve your property’s overall appearance and curb appeal by installing cladding. Apart from painting a property, there aren’t many other ways you can alter the appearance of your home.
Exterior cladding is an excellent option to improve your home’s appearance with a modern finish. Ecoscape composite cladding can also be chosen to match composite products, such as fencing and decking, creating a more cohesive finish.
Installing composite cladding is straightforward. It is essential to use the manufacturer’s installation guide and accessories, which ensures the cladding will function as it should – and to adhere to warranty terms and conditions. Going against the manufacturer’s instructions can void your warranty if the cladding is damaged.
High-quality composite cladding material is easy to maintain. You won’t have to worry about painting, treating, or staining the boards; you should only have to clean them once or twice a year.
High-quality materials might mean a steep initial outlay, but the time and money you can save in the long run can make it a worthy investment. At Ecoscape we pride ourselves on the quality of all our composite products, which are robust enough to withstand harsh weather without regular repairs.
Another significant reason that investing in high-quality composite cladding boards should be a priority is that they can last long.
Home renovations like this should not be a regular occurrence. When you decide on the style you are happy with, you should be able to enjoy this for a significant period.
Ecoscape composite cladding boards are long-lasting, low-maintenance, and durable, making them an excellent choice for UK homeowners.
Who Is Ecoscape?
Ecoscape UK is the UK’s leading wood composite product supplier. Ecoscape UK works closely with homeowners, designers, architects, and contractors to provide high-quality, environmentally friendly building supplies.
Located in Heywood, Greater Manchester, Ecoscape UK boasts a central UK location to provide an excellent range of high-quality composite cladding, fencing, decking, and much more.
Why Is Ecoscape Composite Cladding The Best Option For You?
So, what makes Ecoscape UK composite cladding the best quality? There are many reasons that you might want to select Ecoscape composite cladding to improve your home. Here are some of the most significant:
One of the best reasons to select Ecoscape UK composite cladding is its environmentally friendly nature. All Ecoscape composite products use reclaimed, FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified wood fibre. This is a natural byproduct of the wood industry, and wood often finds itself discarded in landfills.
Application in composite production minimises waste and reduces the need for tree felling, preparation, and transport that would typically be associated with this integral ingredient’s process.
As well as using reclaimed wood, the plastic used is also recycled. In 2021, Ecoscape UK was responsible for recycling almost 4,500 tons of HDPE (High-density polyethene) plastic.
As well as helping to reduce waste, this also significantly reduces the need for new plastic production.
The production process for plastic HDPE plastic can include using harmful chemicals. Reducing this process and using recycled plastic is a step in the right direction for industries that use it.
Wood plastic composite wall cladding is a long-lasting material that can provide many benefits for a long time. Ecoscape composite wall cladding uses state-of-the-art co-extrusion technology to cap the boards.
Capped cladding boards are covered in a thin, durable membrane that offers even greater protection than traditional composite materials.
Ecoscape’s capped composite wall cladding boards offer an excellent 25-year limited warranty and a 25-year 5 Delta E colour warranty.
Warranties must be registered by following the online process within 90 days of installation.
Wall cladding boards, edging, and trims must be secured to the subframe using the clip fixings supplied by Ecoscape. You must follow Ecoscape’s installation guide.
Thorough product testing
Another benefit of shopping for Ecoscape wood-plastic composite cladding panels is that they are thoroughly tested to ensure they can perform to the highest capacity.
Each product page contains access to the product specifications that provides a detailed specification table.
This table includes all the testing that the Ecoscape composite wall cladding range undergoes, this includes;
- Falling mass impact resistance
- Resistance to artificial weathering
- Water absorption and swelling
- Fungi resistance
- Moisture resistance
- Heat reversion
- Indentation resistance
- Salt spray testing
- Pull through resistance
- Fire resistance
Range of styles
The range of composite cladding products available at Ecoscape UK allows homeowners, property developers, designers, and architects to create a stylish finish to any home.
Choose from the panel or slatted composite cladding boards available in a selection of colours, including spiced oak, silver birch, midnight, Havana, argent, and flint.
This is excellent news for anyone looking to match their cladding with Ecoscape composite decking, fencing, or balustrade systems.
Contact Ecoscape To Learn More
Call today on 0845 9011 988 or visit the site for a free quote and sample of the high-quality wall cladding options.
How much does composite cladding cost?
Composite cladding will vary in price depending on the manufacture and quality of the product. Ecoscape UK’s capped composite wall cladding costs £55.88 per square metre for the panel cladding range and £76.27 for the slatted cladding board collection.
How should composite cladding be stored?
Before installation, wall cladding should be stored in a cool, clean, and dry area. Always keep it out of direct sunlight to avoid thermal expansion.
Wall cladding panels should be stacked on top of one another, and stacks should not exceed 3 metres in height.
Cladding boards should always be stored on a flat surface or be supported in a way that equally transfers the load.
Failure to properly store cladding boards can result in the warranty being voided.
Can composite cladding be painted?
You can paint composite materials. However, one of the most significant benefits of composite materials is that they do not need to be painted.
Ecoscape’s capped composite cladding range comes with a 25-year (5 Delta E) colour warranty, ensuring a great, long-lasting look.
Why should composite cladding never be screwed directly to support frames or exterior walls?
Ecoscape provides high-quality clips to secure composite materials during installation. This not only provides a great finish but can also help to protect your composite materials.
Composite will go through thermal expansion and contraction in different temperatures. Because of this, it must have the freedom to move, which Ecoscape fixings provide.
Screwing directly through composite materials when you install composite cladding can cause the board to warp around the screw when pinned in place during the expansion process.
Finding the best quality materials for any renovation or building job is essential to the product’s safety, longevity, and appearance.
Ecoscape UK offers an excellent range of composite products, including a selection of exterior wall cladding products.
Using recycled materials to ensure your cladding project is green, the high-quality materials will help protect your exterior walls from weather damage, improve insulation, and transform the property’s aesthetics.
Composite material is the ideal alternative to wooden cladding materials as it needs significantly less maintenance and is available in many modern styles and colours.
If you are looking for cladding to complement your high-quality composite decking or fencing, Ecoscape UK is the obvious choice, as the UK’s leading supplier of the best quality materials.
Explore our product today and visit the product pages for more information on warranties, detailed technical specifications, extensive installation guides, and architect resources that simplify planning a cladding project.