Where to begin with your cladding project – useful tips to get you started

A new year, by its very nature, brims with optimism and the promise of a fresh start. With us all spending a lot more time in the comfort of our own homes, it’s only natural that our focus and new projects identified for the year ahead revolve around where we spend most of our time with loved ones.

When it comes to refreshing our homes, we instantly think about our interiors, but have you given a thought to your home exteriors? House exterior design is more important than ever, defining the first impression of your home, ultimately increasing your kerb appeal, not to mention, your day-to-day comfort and pride when you return after a busy day.

From small projects to those on a larger scale, there are plenty of ways to revamp your home’s exterior to suit your budget. Continue reading this blog for our useful tips on where to begin when considering a cladding project for your home. 

Create a feature

Pura® NFC provides a scalable decorative external cladding solution to suit your budget and desired aesthetic. Applying a decorative cladding doesn’t need to be on large scale such as a first-floor elevation or extension, updates on points of interest such as windows, doors, soffits and fascias can instantly transform the appearance of your home.

If the maintenance of existing cladding on your property is something that you dread every year, you may wish to consider replacing it with a durable low maintenance material. The closed smooth surface of Pura® NFC prevents the build-up of dirt, making cleaning easy and infrequent, maintaining its pristine appearance year after year without the need to paint or varnish.

There is no limit to where Pura® NFC can be used! It might be chilly now but come spring and summer you’ll want to make the most of your outdoor space. Now’s the time to transform an area in your garden, so when the warmer temperatures arrive you can relax and unwind, as well as creating a sociable setting where you can host get togethers that your family and friends can enjoy. Pura® NFC makes any structure look both welcoming and elegant, making it the perfect accessory for outdoor living.



Inspired by nature

The look of other homes nearby, as well as the types of material used such as stone and bricks specific to your region can all influence the cladding décor that you choose for your exterior. Your external decorative cladding is not just transforming your home but contributing and complementing the local environment. So, whilst you are walking off your Christmas indulgence or embarking on your New Year fitness regime don’t forget to take in your local surroundings which may inspire your dream external cladding.

Introducing natural elements into design is a lifestyle choice that is here to stay through Biophilia. Being closer to nature and bringing the outside in whilst at home is recognised as providing a positive impact on our well-being. As well as providing health benefits, introducing wood grain into your design can achieve more points of interest than you first envisaged such as the tone, and grain pattern of different woods. Further to this, wood accents look beautiful on all types of property, from contemporary and farmhouse residential buildings to characterful period properties. Pura® NFC is made from 70% wood-based fibres and is available in a range of wood decors including French Walnut (PU14) and Western Red Cedar (PU31).

If you are looking to achieve a more contemporary aesthetic the Lumen collection offers a matt unicolour appearance to create sleek and modern decors including New York Grey (PUL2581).



Make it personal

Don’t forget the importance of integrating your personality and individual style into exterior cladding, you need to feel welcome and comfortable in your own space.

Whether it’s the décor selection, vertical or horizontal application or the positioning of the planks, the beauty of Pura® NFC is the endless design possibilities that enable you to create a visually stunning home that has character, personality, and individual style.

If you really want to make a statement with your external decorative cladding, don’t limit yourself to one décor. Select more than one and mix and match décors to either complement each other by using similar tones or provide a contrast for a striking appearance.



Stunning for decades

By incorporating Pura® NFC into your design, you can have peace of mind, knowing that your home can keep its vibrant beauty year after year, without the worry of maintenance. Instead, once your project is complete you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the stunning view.



Be inspired

A great starting point for inspiration is through real life examples. Check out our latest case studies and see how Pura® NFC has transformed homes across the UK!

2024 is the year to transform your home exterior with Pura® NFC.

If you would like to discuss your project further, chat to a member of our team by calling +44 (0) 300 303 5874 or emailing [email protected]