15 October 2015

Wall Claddings

Wall Claddings

There was a time when “mock stone “ cladding” had a small surge in popularity. This is a bungalow in a village to the south of Leicester.

Most home buyers don’t like its appearance and will remove it. It is often a drawback to selling. Removal may damage the wall surface beneath and result in the need for cosmetic repairs such as provision of a rendered finish.

Here the cladding had been taken down to floor level, bridging the damp proof course by creating a bypass for ground moisture to be absorbed into the structure, and potentially damaging the fabric of the building.

The cladding is falling away in any event. As a minimum it needs removing from damp proof course level. The buyer was intending to take it off completely.