Unique colour, awarding winning development

Freefoam, a leading manufacturer of a wide range of innovative products for the building industry in UK, Ireland and mainland Europe, provided a bespoke shade of grey for the roofline of awarding winning Linden Homes development at Graylingwell Park, Chichester.

Using its innovative Colormax technology Freefoam manufactured a new colour called Quartz Grey to exactly match specified windows and doors.

Freefoam New Build Manager Chris Fenney explained:

“As preferred supplies of roofline products to Linden Homes we already have a close working relationship and on this large development we were asked to provide fascia and soffit in an identical shade to already specified window frames and doors. We were able to assess the colour composition of these items and use our expert knowledge to blend a unique mix of stabilisers and pigments to create an exact colour match.”

The UK is beginning to see a significant shift change in specification from white roofline to colour. In continental Europe most windows are coloured and in Ireland about fifty percent. In the UK colour sales have doubled in the last fifteen years to 20% and this trend is predicted to only increase in the coming years. Freefoam is the colour specialist.

Recognising the growing importance of colour for architects, specifiers, and house developers Freefoam seized the opportunity 12 years ago and generated its patented ColormaxTM technology using an advanced master-batching process with a blend of natural PVC and pigments to simultaneously co-extrude PVC building products. Freefoam offer a wide range of ten colours with built in colourfastness, colour variety, and reliable colour matching all with a ten year guarantee. The majority of colours are available straight from stock with no lead time, and come with matching fixing accessories. Freefoam has made colour roofline a natural alternative to white and a realistic proposition for all house builders.

Colin St John, UK General Manager explained:

“This development by Linden Homes is a perfect example of how Freefoam is responding to the changing house building market. We offer a solution to smaller and medium sized builders with our off the shelf range and give specifiers of larger developments the opportunity to match roofline to other external elements. Freefoam products give all house builders the ability to add colour, creating attractive long lasting homes for today’s discerning house buyers.”