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Specialist Improvements for B.I.S.F. Steel Framed Houses

On steel framed houses it is important to use materials with good expansion / contraction properties. It is not recommended that sand / mortar mixtures such as Tyrolean or Pebble-dash are used as these can crack with time, allowing water into the main frame of the building and causing RUST.

 

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Fuller & Sons, with over 20 years experience, are specialist fitters for Cladding and Lightweight Roofing Systems.

They are committed to Customer Care and understand that house owners will be concerned to ensure that Cladding and Roofing works are carried out to the manufacturers recommendations and specifications.

To reassure our Customers, we have provided below, a series of photographs to illustrate the progression and Method of Works which will be undertaken to achieve the exterior refurbishment of a typical BISF house"

Please click on the links under each image below to see a more detailed image and additional information on each stage of the cladding process.

Before - Safety First

This is a typical BISF house before any external renovations have taken place. Before Cladding or Roofing Works commences, Scaffolding is erected in accordance with full Regulations. A special Skip will be provided at the Site, for Controlled Waste Management, to ensure the safe removal of the asbestos sheeting from the roof.

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The Roof Comes Off

The asbestos sheeting is removed from the Roof. New tanalised treated timber is shot-fired to the steel beams at 600 centres, to form a new, traditional Roofing structure. At all times the house is secure and weatherproof, because this stage of the Works is only undertaken Weather-permitting.

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The Roof is On

The new Roof structure is latted and felted with modern breathable membrane. Then the new lightweight Roofing System is fixed in place. A row of Verge tiles is used to connect the new lightweight Roof with the existing Roof covering on the adjoining property, in an efficient and weatherproof manner.

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Roof, Soffits, Fascias and Guttering is all in Place

The new, lightweight Roofing is provided with a customised Chimney-Stack. The Verges are fitted to the gable-end. Ridge tiles are added to complete the System. New uPVC Soffits, Fascias and Guttering complete the Roofing details.

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Ralling Out

When the Roof is completed, work commences on fitting Cladding to the Upper Storey. This photograph illustrates the new, tanilised treated timber battens which are screwed to the external facade to provide a stable structure for the fixture of the Cladding.

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Cladding Goes On

The Cladding is fixed to the new, tanilised treated battens, using secret fixings. This ensures a crisp and clean image to the Cladding, by eliminating the need for unsightly external fixing screws.

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More Cladding Goes On

When the Cladding is fixed to all Elevations, specially fabricated coordinated corners are added to complete, encase and weatherproof the System and enhance the aesthetic appeal.

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Window and Door Reveals

The Cladding System provides special customised surrounds to trim and finish around all your Window and Door reveals.

These are held in place with secret fixings, and can easily be removed. The old Windows and Doors can then be removed, new ones fitted, and then the Cladding surrounds can be re-fixed to provide the same clean and crisp edges to the reveals.

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Complete in cream brick

This is a completed example of a typical BISF house with Cream Brick-effect Cladding to the Upper Storey, while the Ground Floor is textured with Cream Coating.

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Complete in red brick

Another example of a typical BISF house fitted with a new, lightweight Roofing System and the Upper Storey finished with Brick-effect Cladding.

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Just look at the detail and that finish

The owner of this BISF house was highly delighted with his external renovation. The Ground Floor was completed in Brickwork up to the height of the Steel Sheets.
Then Brick-effect Cladding was applied to the Upper Storey, with coordinated corners to complete the effect. The white uPVC Soffits, Fascias and Guttering provide the finishing touches.

This tired, old BISF house has been completely transformed into a modern home for 21st Century living.

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