Freefoam unveils new style double shiplap cladding

Fortex Pro PVC-U cladding offers greater coverage and a range of colour options to homeowners, property developers and housing providers Freefoam has added to its cladding range with the launch of Fortex Pro, a new style of double shiplap board.

The new product features an increased width of 333mm and thickness of 9mm to create a stronger board through improved profile design. Fortex Pro also offers greater coverage at 1.665m2 per board, with a quick and easy calculation for specification purposes.

As colour specialists, Freefoam says colour choice is important for any exterior building product and has therefore added four new colours to this product range – Misty Grey, Cement Grey, Slate Grey and Cappuccino, taking the total number of colour options up to ten.

Freefoam says this combination of new features, and the addition of superior colourfastness and weatherability properties using advanced skin technology, makes Fortex Pro the perfect choice for all building professionals.

Aidan Harte, managing director at Freefoam, said: “We’ve seen a surge in our Fortex  cladding with sales doubling last year. Now is the right time to augment our existing range with a product specifically manufactured for the professional trade market. A robust board with an attractive finish and impressive range of colours will give our customers a valuable addition to their portfolio of products and a real opportunity to develop new business streams”

The Fortex cladding range includes a double shiplap plank format 300mm wide, a weatherboard style at 170mm wide – both with an embossed textured wood effect finish – and a 250mm wide board with an authentic render finish.

PVC-U cladding requires minimal maintenance once installed, which Freefoam says its a major benefit for property owners and a compelling feature for any property developer or public sector housing provider. With significant environmental credentials, being awarded an A+ rating from the Building Research Establishment’s (BRE) ?Green Guide To Specification’ when installed with standard components, the range offers a real alternative to timber and fibre cement products.

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