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What is Composite Cladding? All You Need to Know

15 May 2024
House with composite cladding on their exteriorHouse with composite cladding on their exterior


Your home is a big investment, and protecting it with composite cladding means you can enjoy it for many years to come. Fitted to the exterior of your property, composite cladding shields it from the elements, while boosting its kerb appeal. Take a look at our guide to find out all you need to know about composite cladding, including what it’s made of and its benefits.


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What is Composite Cladding?

Composite cladding is fitted to the exterior of your house to protect the brickwork from wind and rain, as well as give tired exteriors a new lease of life. UK homes are typically made from brick making them more susceptible to moisture especially during our wet winters. 

This type of cladding helps to protect your home from excess moisture, and it's also resistant to insect damage, warping, cracking and fading. 

Eurocell’s Coastline Composite Cladding is designed to drain water away from your house. The drainage and ventilation system also means that any water that does enter cannot build up. 

How does it compare to other cladding materials?

Cladding made from materials like softwood may be prone to rotting, warping or insect damage, especially if it’s not treated. Timber cladding will also need upkeep like sealing, painting and staining which can push up costs and requires a considerable amount of time and effort.

Composite cladding, on the other hand, is very low maintenance and easy to clean. It only needs washing down with a hose once every so often, so you don’t have to buy any specialist products.

Composite cladding is certified to last over 35 years, making it a good long-term. It is also ISO 2796 accredited for dimensional stability, and BS EN ISO 178 for flexural strength. 

If your exterior is older or looks unattractive, covering it with composite cladding can make it look instantly more appealing, including to any potential buyers. There is a wide range of colour options to suit your style, and you can choose from either horizontal or vertical cladding. As well as the exterior of your property, composite decking can also be fitted to outdoor spaces like sheds and garages. 



How is composite cladding made?

Eurocell’s composite cladding is manufactured from 100% recyclable materials making it a fantastic eco-friendly option. It’s designed and manufactured in the UK too, and is able to withstand our weather conditions. 

Formed from a triple composite of polymer resins, inorganic materials and acrylic colourants, the product is incredibly lightweight and easy to handle. It’s combined with a UV-stable colour cap during production, which makes it resistant to fading. And the material is patented, so you won’t get it elsewhere. 

The clip-together fitting system makes installation a breeze compared to other materials like brick cladding, which takes longer and needs skilled tradesmen to fit. 

Composite cladding is low maintenance because it doesn’t need painting or staining, so you can save you costs and time over the years. And unlike cement boards, it doesn’t release silica dust which has been linked to respiratory problems.


Where can you use Composite Cladding?

Composite cladding can be fitted to the exterior of your house. It’s also seen on office buildings, schools, shops, and shopping centres. It can be fitted to extensions, garages, outbuildings and garden rooms to complement your property, protect the structures and give it a modern finish. 

Composite cladding can only be fitted to buildings up to 11m high.

Benefits of Composite Cladding

Lightweight: Composite cladding weighs just 5kg per board, so it’s easy to handle and won’t put unnecessary stress on your walls. 

Easy installation: Designed with an easy clip-together system, you can save time and money with installation. It can also be attached to standard timber battens.  

Moisture resistant: Compared to materials like brick, composite cladding is moisture resistant. It's designed to drain water away from your house. 

Colour options: Available in six colours, you have a range of options to suit your style. You can also choose matching silicone sealants and trims. 

Aesthetic: It has a stylish embossed wood grain finish, and you can complete the look with trims and closures. It’s also fade resistant, so will stay looking fresh over the years. 

Guarantee: Eurocell’s composite cladding comes with a 10-year guarantee which protects it from warping, cracking and discolouration

Durable: Resistant to rotting, insect damage and moisture, it can protect your home for decades. 

Low maintenance: It doesn’t need painting or treatment which can be hazardous to the environment and costly in the long run. Easy to clean, you just need a garden hose to wash it down once every six months. 

Energy efficient: Composite cladding has thermal insulation properties which can mean savings on your energy bills. 


Is Composite Cladding a Good Investment?

Composite cladding is a great investment for your home because it is quick and easy to install, yet is an effective way to protect your brickwork and give older properties a new look. It can save you money in the long run compared to other types of cladding, including timber, which needs regular maintenance and replacements, and brick which will need skilled tradesmen to install. 

Find out more about how Eurocell’s composite cladding can protect your home

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