Ben Grover | May 13

5 Ways to Finish The Exterior of Your Extension

Designing an extension or new home? Here are Pros and Cons to five exterior finish options.

1. Facing Brickwork




Pros
Looked upon well by planning in most cases
Low maintenance
Huge amount of style options
Flexible in appearance (mortar colour etc.)
Simple construction
Durable

Cons
Cost can vary from style to style
Time consuming and labour intensive
Will discolour and 'weather' over time

Approximate cost per square metre: £50






2. Render




Pros
Can be painted any colour
Uniform finish
Quick
Can be applied to any shape or form

Cons
Requires annual maintenance
Over time will crack and degrade
Requires re-doing periodically

Approximate cost per square metre: £60



3. Fibre Cement Weatherboard (HardiePlank©)




Pros
10 year guarantee
Very hard wearing
Contemporary look
Maintenance free
Lots of colour options
Environmentally Friendly

Cons
High labour cost to install

Approximate cost per square metre: £70



4. Timber Composite Cladding




Pros
Very hard wearing
Contemporary look
Long guarantee
Maintenance free
Soft natural look
Carbon neutral manufacturing process

Cons
Expensive
High labour cost to install

Approximate cost per square metre: £100



5. Hardwood Timber




Pros
Natural material
Contemporary look
Versatile in finish
Longevity of product
Naturally fire resistant

Cons
Annual upkeep required
High labour cost to install

Approximate cost per square metre: £90


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