Freefoam Building Products are delighted to announce another collaboration with the Ideal Home Show and Off Site Factory Homes. Working with the designers of this year’s show Freefoam X-Wood Urban cladding has been used to stunning effect on the prestigious show home – the focal point of the whole show.
Always keen to push the boundaries of design, the show promoters have created a house that features an unusual combination of old and new. The front features a traditional ‘Victorian’ red brick faced façade with sash windows and the rear aspect showcases a contemporary modern extension including an innovative elevated cantilever section. X-Wood Urban Cladding in soft white has been used to form the outer envelope of the extension contrasting with the grey doors and windows.
X-Wood Urban will be part of Freefoam’s X-Wood PVC cladding range when released later in the year. X-Wood™ is a premium grade 16mm thick cladding range developed as a highly durable board from a composite of three different layers, each with its own high-performance properties. A heavy duty plastic foam core, a durable solid plastic skin and a choice of two superior outer coatings – woodgrain Renolit colour film or subtle embossed wood effect PVC , both available in a variety of colours to suit all designs.
David Richards, Director David Richard Associates, commissions the homes each year and explained the background to this year’s projects:
“We wanted to showcase the flexibility of modern building materials and to show how they can be used on both contemporary and traditional developments. The whole house was constructed off site by Off Site Factory Homes in four separate ‘modules’ so we needed the build materials to be light, easy to handle and to withstand the rigors of transportation as well as looking good throughout the show. We used Freefoam cladding last year and found it met all of our criteria. It made perfect sense to use the new X-Wood Urban product for this year’s house and we’re very pleased with the finished results. The cladding makes a stunning exterior finish, and works really well contrasting with the other materials. We would definitely recommend it to homeowners and housebuilders.”
Freefoam Marketing Manager, Louise Sanderson commented:
“ With around 13,500 visitors expected at the Show each day we are really pleased to have the Freefoam cladding range exposed to such a large, engaged homeowner audience. Cladding is rapidly becoming a very popular home improvement product and our range is meeting the demands and aspirations of homeowners and housebuilders alike. The X-Wood range has been developed specifically for both renovation and new build projects, the perfect product to create an Ideal Home”