Fascia: Supports guttering and tile edges and protects rafters.
The Fascia is the vertical board that is fitted to the end of rafters on the lowest edge of the roof (just below the tiles/slates). The rainwater products (gutters) is then usually fixed to the fascia. The finished horizontal surface below the fascia and rafters is called the soffit.
PBM Exteriors replaces the existing fascia (traditionally wood), using the highest quality PVC-UE roofline products, keeping its good looks almost indefinitely; it needs no scraping, sanding or painting – just the occasional wipe down will keep it looking like new.
Fascia Boards: Kestrel's extensive range of bullnosed and square nosed fascia boards provide the complete solution to every roofline application. Available in three whites and a selection of woodgrain colours. NOW the newly launched woodgrains; creamgrain and whitegrain plus the solid colours Black and Brown are available in the 605 x 9mm range.
Sofitt: Protects underneath the rafters.
The soffit area is the exposed undersurface of the exterior overhanging section of a roof eave, the horizontal board that you look up at from underneath. Traditionally soffits are made of plywood or on some houses, Asbestos Cement (AC) boards or Asbestos Insulation Boards (AIB). PBM Exteriors removes the old soffit completely (inc Asbestos) and replaces it using the highest quality PVC-UE products. We can advise on the correct ventilation requirements to comply with all building regulations.
Soffit & General Purpose / Ventilated Soffit Boards: Available in Kestrel whites and woodgrain including the new creamgrain and whitegrain on the 603/225 boards. The pre-ventilated soffit boards incorporate integral air slots giving 10mm and 25mm continuous ventilation. Boards are 9mm thick and are available in widths up to 600mm.
Guttering: Gutters are installed to provide the correct gutter fall to allow rainwater to drain away efficiently. Support brackets are installed a maximum 800mm apart. Manufactured to meet BS EN 150 9002.3.
Down pipes: Available in square or round style, down pipes carry rainwater from guttering to the drains. Down pipes are fixed to brickwork a minimum of 800mm apart.
FloPlast PVC-u rainwater systems, tough and durable, are available in a variety of sizes and colours. High gloss finish with blemish free surface providing excellent all round weathering and colour fastness for long lasting good looks. Well defined stylish contours ensure a seamless match with the architecture of all properties, new or old. All products are manufactured in the UK. 10 Year performance and colour guarantee.
Barge board: The Bargeboard is the vertical board fastened to the projecting gables of a roof, sealing the verge. The finished surface below the bargeboard is the soffit. Finished with a highly polished surface to reflect heat to reduce expansion and contraction problems which may occur with thinner boards.
PBM Exteriors replaces existing bargeboards, traditionally made from wood, using the highest quality PVC-UE products.
Cladding: Cladding is the material used to cover part or the whole of the exterior of a building. Cladding is fixed to rigid treated tanalized timber batten. Cladding can be 150mm wide shiplap or 100mm wide tongue-and-groove, both allow for a 25mm overlap and 8mm interlock between planks. A waterproof membrane is installed between cladding and battens to provide extra protection from secondary water ingress.
PBM Exteriors replaces the existing cladding (traditionally made of wood), using the highest quality PVC-UE products.
In the UK, cladding of the domestic property fulfils two purposes, namely functional and decorative.
Functional: The very nature of the many and varied designs of properties built of the last century dictates that Fascia boards (the guttering fits onto it), and Soffits (the flat board that you see below the fascia board), are a necessity as part and parcel of the design structure. I.E. they need to be there.
Decorative: Most people agree that in the right place 'Shiplap' looks very nice.
Shiplap, and also it's near neighbour TGV (Tongued - Grooved - Vee'd), often in the trade called 'matchboard', is used as a decorative cladding, although now in new build they are both used more sparingly than a few decades ago.
Kestrel's cladding systems can be fixed vertically, horizontally or diagonally and are available in three styles: Shiplap with 150mm coverage, V-joint with 100mm coverage and the NEW Kavex 150mm and 300mm textured cladding range. The Shiplap and V-Joint system is available in all white and woodgrain colours. Kavex© textured wood grain effect PVC-UE cladding and overlapping featheredged style cladding boards available in white, sand, cream, light grey and light blue. Both provide a stylish and effective means to protect and decorate the exterior of homes and other buildings without the need for continual costly maintenance and decoration. PVC-UE cladding is completely unaffected by damp, rot, decay, frost and is resistant to attack from insects. The Kavex cladding offers a lower thermal conductivity than timber, concrete, minieral fibre boards or brick. It successfully imitates timber with authentic textured wood effect PVU-UE features.
For a free, NO OBLIGATION roofline quotation, call our friendly and helpful Roofline experts Tel: 01903 212114 and begin to give your home the treatment it deserves.