Cladding makes an ‘Ideal Home’

Two full size show homes, both featuring Freefoam’s Fortex cladding, have gone on show at the Ideal Home Show at Olympia, London.

Pale gold double shiplap cladding formed the exterior finish of a three-apartment structure designed to reflect the three stages in life, first time buyer, new family home and downsizing. Visitors were invited to ‘climb the property ladder’ apartments to navigate first-hand the design and practical challenges faced by designers and city dwellers alike as they move through these stages.

Pale blue weatherboard cladding was used on the second show home – a 21st Century Cottage. A traditional cottage with a contemporary twist designed to appeal to metropolitan families relocating to the countryside or as a second home.

David Richards, Director at David Richard Associates, who commissions the homes each year said: “We wanted to showcase the flexibility of modern PVC building materials and to show how they can be used on both contemporary and traditional developments.

“We have been delighted with the Freefoam cladding range and its performance throughout the project and would recommend it to homeowners and housebuilders – it made a stunning finish to both properties.”