Freefoam has launched new smooth style 150mm wide shiplap cladding as part of the continuing development of its cladding ranges.
The new option is available in bright white and a range of traditional woodgrain shades including Mahogany, Light Oak, Rosewood and Black. Freefoam has also added a new colour finish, Anthracite Grey, to meet the demands of a developing market.
PVC-U woodgrain cladding is a low maintenance option often used for dormer extensions and detailing on external areas. Freefoam says it monitors trends in the marketplace and has responded to the growing popularity of grey windows and doors by adding the new Anthracite Grey woodgrain option.
The new 150mm shiplap cladding features a modified right angle leg designed to fit with the new generic standard range of cladding trims launched earlier in 2015. Freefoam’s range of cladding accessories are designed to work with the complete range of cladding products from the narrow 100mm wide Open V cladding right up to the Fortex Pro 333mm wide double shiplap board.
Freefoam work with foil provider Renolit using the Exofol PVC film for all woodgrain products to provide a durable fade resistant product. Manufactured with two layers, the colour pigments in the base film use Solar Shield Technology to protect the cladding against excessive heat build up and the upper transparent layer prevents against fading caused by UV radiation or other weathering effects. This technology allows Freefoam to offer a ten-year guarantee on all woodgrain cladding products.
Colin St John, UK general manager of Freefoam, said: “The development of this new style of Shiplap cladding and additional Anthracite Grey finish are a welcome addition to our growing cladding range, adding the final element to what is now a really comprehensive range. We’ve seen both sales of colour and cladding products grow year on year with an unbelievable 55% increase in 2014 so this new range will help our customers meet growing demands from installers”