Fascias, Soffits, Barge Board - Why Have It?
In the UK, cladding of the domestic property fulfils two purposes, namely 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.
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.
photos courtesy of Swish Building Products
Just think of the time and
money you can save on painting your home, or repairing / replacing
rotting fascias / soffits. This can all be a thing of the past when
you replace your fascias, soffits, barge board, guttering or cladding
with low maintenance PVC-U building products.
Note: The terms PVCu, uPVC, PVC-U, and PVCU all essentially refer
to the same product. We use all of these terms as most companies
still use a "mixture" of these when describing their
Low Maintenance or Maintenance Free Building Products. For the
record the current "industry standard" term to describe
these products is PVC-U.