Rogues Gallery

Rogues Gallery

The pitfalls of over-cladding

The Timber fascia had completely rotted away.

The old fascia was completely saturated and the rot had penetrated into the timber joists behind.

Note the seedling that has just taken hold too!.

A full inspection of all surrounding joists was therefore required to ensure that no further hidden damage had been done.

This is a clear warning as to the hazards of over-cladding and to the risk of employing inexperienced fitters.

consequences of over boarding your fascias
consequences of over boarding your fascias
consequences of over boarding your fascias
consequences of over boarding your fascias
consequences of over boarding your fascias
consequences of over boarding your fascias

Continuous Aluminum Guttering problems

Note the extra down pipe installed into the aluminium gutter.

As there is no suitable connectors for continuous aluminium gutters the down pipe is simply placed into a hole and crudely sealed with silicone. This also applies to the stop end part of the guttering.

Continuous Guttering Problems
Continuous Guttering Problems

As you can see below, the gutter is very flimsy so numerous brackets are required to fix it to the fascia board.

This makes it extremely difficult to clean out, and this type of gutter needs to be installed absolutely level with no fall or slope, so the build up of debris is exacerbated.

The photograph shows how debris can quickly build up to block the gutter.

continuous guttering problems
continuous guttering problems

Here you can see the flimsy side of the product and all the fixing brackets.

flimsy continuous guttering
flimsy continuous guttering

Whoops my window won’t open! .. Note the fascia board has been cut out

cowboy fitting overboard example
cowboy fitting overboard example

A section has been torn away in the wind and this could be a lethal flying object if it were to have hit someone.

cowboy fitting overboard example
cowboy fitting overboard example

Why have other companies’ fascia boards and guttering changed colour?

This is due to cheap inferior products

It is therefore essential that you see the BBA (British Board of Agrément) certificate before choosing a company to carry out your roofline refurbishment.

Salmon-pink fascias, as they are known in the trade.

In this example below we can see the discolouration, not only on the fascia boards but also on the brackets and guttering components.

Clearly there is no consistency in the manufacturing process here!

Salmon Pink Fascias
Salmon Pink Fascias

Just a few wrong ways to construct a box end gable corner

In these pictures, the companies which carried out the work on these homes, are clearly incompetent in constructing a boxed end.

The question has to be asked what else are they incompetent in doing?

The so called fitters have simply stuck pieces of fascia board together in an attempt to construct the box end detail, look around your area and you’ll be surprised how many are like this.

Box End Cowboy Style
Box End Cowboy Style
Box End Cowboy Style
Box End Cowboy Style
Amateurs attempts at box ends
Amateurs attempts at box ends
Amateurs attempts at box ends
Amateurs attempts at box ends

Want a nice neat corner?

Compare the above examples with the way we do it here, and also note how we have re-pointed the gable end using new cement between the tiles and the fascia board.

white box end detail by derbyshire fascias
white box end detail by derbyshire fascias

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