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Social Housing opt for Modern Fascia Materials but Retain Heritage Character


The versatility of PVC fascias and soffits and just how they can be utilised on new and contemporary builds, as well as on the refurbishment of heritage properties is underestimated. Although standard white PVC fascias remain a firm favourite, architects are beginning to specify more imaginative colours and product combinations for modern as well as traditional properties of character.

One such residence is The Hermitage, a detached red-brick building built in 1863 acquired by Solihull Community Housing (SCH). Retaining the property’s character was a key factor when carrying out the refurbishment. Swish Building Products’ is renowned for its expertise in low-maintenance products was able to come up with a solution to reproduce the particularly ornate gothic style of fascia that is in keeping with this style of property.

In this instance Swish decorative concave and convex profiles were secured to an Anthracite fascia in an imaginative way to achieve the desired look. An alternative which can be used to enhance existing fascias are the roofstyle moulded components which can be attached to bargeboards creating an attractive facade.

Swish Products were specified because of their low maintenance and high performance qualities. The flexibility of the profiles means that they are equally at home when used on contemporary or heritage developments. They carry a 20 year guarantee providing lasting, cost effective savings.

The Swish Rainwater System also features on the refurbishment. They are manufactured from 84% recycled material, and saving 70% of the CO2 that would be generated using 100% virgin material, this results in a far more sustainable product without any compromise in strength, weather resistance or functionality making it ideal for those who want to reduce their carbon footprint.

For more information on full range of Swish products visit https://www.swishbp.co.uk or call 01827 317 200

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