X-Wood Cladding from Freefoam – a natural choice for stunning new home

  • 8 Oct 2018

Freefoam Building Products X-Wood Cladding has starred in the creation of a sleek contemporary feature to the front and rear elevation of a striking new home on the outskirts of York.

With such an individual design and high specification, the owners sought to guarantee all exterior components were robust, stylish, long lasting and hard wearing.

Homeowner Peter Jennings explained: “We worked with a local architect on the original concept but used our own experience of property development for the details of the property.

“The cladding feature was originally specified as timber, but with a busy professional and home life it was critical to make this home as low maintenance as possible.

“We were introduced to the Freefoam cladding range from a local supplier, Revival Building Products Ltd, and immediately liked the X-Wood range.

“We thought the woodgrain finish was exactly right for our project and the Oak shade complemented perfectly the white and grey external elements.”

X-Wood is an innovative PVC-U exterior cladding that looks and handles like wood but without all the usual maintenance issues associated with timber.

Freefoam have used their manufacturing expertise to design and produce a 16mm attractive high performance cladding board comprised of three different layers.

These are comprised of a heavy duty through coloured plastic foam core, which is covered with a durable plastic skin and then coated with market leading Renolit film, which creates a hard wearing, stable material with a beautiful subtle woodgrain effect finish.

The range comes in a choice of six contemporary colours from subtle White, Cream and Greyed Cedar to traditional Oak and more dramatic Anthracite Grey and Wine Red, all with a ten-year guarantee.

Suitable for both commercial and domestic new build or renovation projects and with its high-performance credentials, X-Wood can also be successfully used in coastal and highly exposed areas.

Colin St John, Commercial Director, commented: “We have seen the market appetite for PVC cladding steadily increase and are delighted to see this high performance durable product being used to such great effect.

“Ideal for architects, specifiers and homeowners X-Wood with its attractive finish is the perfect product for any development.

“We have developed X-Wood to complement our other cladding products and to give our customers the opportunity to approach new and growing markets.”

A video on the project can be watched by clicking here


Freefoam Building Products,
77-83 St James Mill Road,
United Kingdom

Tel: 01604 591110

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