Cladding comes in a variety of colours, textures and materials. Whatever your ideas of cladding, it is likely to be time to update them. The cladding available today is stylish, versatile, and adds to the appearance and value of your home.
Traditional wood cladding was generally applied horizontally; now, vertical wood panels can give a home a new look that is very contemporary. Extend this type of cladding up and over the roof and you get another dimension of design that freshens up the appearance of any structure.
The Guardian has more ideas on contemporary ways of adding architectural style to a building.
Match the walls and roof
Another idea, which works particularly with holiday or beach homes, is to clad the walls and the roof in the same material, which means the front and back can be panels of glass for maximising light. This also helps to make the most of enticing views. If there are skylights in the roof, the cladding can easily be fitted around them.
Highlight the shape of the building
Horizontal cladding can still work well when the material is chosen wisely. The cladding should highlight the building’s shape, with other elements kept simple to avoid conflicting patterns.
Use different applications
The same material can be applied in different ways to different areas of the building to emphasise different aspects and add visual interest.
Another way to use cladding to add visual interest is to mix materials. Wood and another type, such as brick cladding, could be combined to add depth by splitting a facade and increasing the perception of its height.
When used properly, brick cladding can add gravitas to the exterior presentation of a home or building. If you are interested in finding out more about the many fashionable options currently available, contact a brick cladding specialist.
If your home or building needs a facelift, cladding could be the answer. Some cladding styles are so modern that they don’t even look like cladding. Used with skill, they can unify facades, elongate or raise profiles, and add a cleanness of line that will make the structure look more fashionable and increase its value. Cladding has evolved to become a potent way of rejuvenating exteriors of tired buildings.