Everything you Need to Know about uPVC Cladding Sheets

Cladding is an outer skin that is applied to a building for both energy efficiency and aesthetic purposes. This means that they are mostly decorative but also helpful in reducing heat loss in a building, but they are not load-bearing and usually have no impact on the structural integrity of a building. Often cladding is applied to modernise a building giving it more street appeal and improving its value.


Here at Bliby Plastics, we specialise in uPVC cladding sheets, which is a particular form of cladding that is proving popular amongst our customers for decades. uPVC is an exceptional material that offers our customers quality, thermal efficiency, weather resistance, and overall a great look. It is a modern material for a contemporary world offering a different option from traditional masonry construction or cladding made out of materials like timber. 


Our uPVC cladding sheets are particularly popular for external cladding but they are just as effective if you’re looking to smarten up your interior decorating; it’s water resistance being particularly useful in spaces like the bathroom or the kitchen.


Why Choose uPVC cladding?


uPVC is a particularly hard-wearing plastic that has been used in the construction industry for many years. Many other customers are hesitant at first to choose uPVC cladding because they feel like plastic is a ‘cheap’ material that will quickly fall apart, leaving them right back where they started. But in reality, uPVC cladding sheets are some of the best in the industry because they don’t require heavy maintenance and don’t have the drawbacks that many other materials have. 


When it comes to choosing to clad there really isn’t anything quite like it. Unlike metal, uPVC cladding won’t corrode and unlike timber, it won’t rot and it doesn’t require hours of maintenance and staining to keep it looking pristine, uPVC cladding looks pristine anyway. It will also stand up to even the toughest weather conditions making it the ideal choice for your home exterior, particularly if you want to bring your late 20th century home into a modern architectural era. 


Is it Difficult to Install?


Not at all. In fact, if you’re looking for a home makeover in a hurry uPVC cladding is the way to go. You don’t even have to remove any previous cladding or strip back the materials, uPVC will just slip in straight over the top. You can even do it yourself if you’re looking for a challenge. Although we do recommend using an experienced builder to make sure it’s fitted correctly, something that’s particularly important if you’re planning on installing exterior cladding.


How Does it Look?


Everyone has seen the early forms of uPVC cladding; it was usually stark white and clearly plastic-looking, and you would be hard-pressed to call that aesthetically pleasing. But that has changed over the years and now uPVC can look however you want it to. 


If you’re imagining imitation timber for a more modern farmhouse aesthetic, then UPVC cladding can offer you the style of timber with none of the extra work. If you’re imagining something more sleek and modern, uPVC can do that as well. 


The reality is that technology has moved on from the early days and uPVC cladding doesn’t look like it used to. Why not explore our gallery? We’ve helped to create some stunning cladding using nothing more than high-quality uPVC. 


If you’d like to have a chat about UPVC cladding sheets and how they could redesign your home, why not give us a call today on 01233 720 486 to find out more.

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