Picture above: Martin Bamford, Gutterclean
Congratulations to Martin Bamford of Gutterclean for winning Freefoam’s first ‘Transformer’ competition for 2021. Martin used Freefoam Fortex Weatherboard cladding in Slate Grey when creating a new dormer on this smart bungalow in rural Wiltshire, which has certainly made a major transformation to the way the building looks.
There is currently a big surge in home improvements around the UK, with people spending more time at home and wanting to transform their homes into a place that both looks good and works for their lifestyle. Extending homes, and adding dormer extensions like this one, are part of this trend.
Gutterclean have seen an increase in requests for exterior cladding and regularly fit both the Single Shiplap woodgrain finish cladding and the Fortex embossed range. Using ultra low maintenance PVC cladding as an attractive exterior finish offers homeowners the perfect solution. Martin explained “This property already had a dormer extension to one side of the roof. With a growing family adding another dormer was the ideal solution. Working with a local joiner we created a really usable space that will need very little maintenance and look good for years. The Freefoam cladding is very easy to fit and comes with colour matching fitting trims which give is a nice neat finish.”
Gutterclean have been trading since 2005 and been using Freefoam for nine years. The business was originally set up to offer a full gutter fitting, cleaning and maintenance service, but as demand grew Gutterclean extended to include fascia and soffit replacement too. Operating from Trowbridge, serving Wiltshire and the surrounding area, Gutterclean are also Freefoam Registered Installers sourcing all products from local supplier Master Plastics (SW) Ltd in Clevedon.
“We’ve been fitting the Freefoam range for years. We have tried other brands in the past, but always come back to Freefoam. We like the way it fits together, the boards are solid and whatever job we are working on Freefoam always have the range of products we need. We recently changed supplier. Our stockists stopped selling Freefoam so the Freefoam Area Sales Manager helped us source another supplier. We’re really pleased with Master Plastics and relieved we can still get the Freefoam range.”
As Freefoam Registered Installers Gutterclean offer the Freefoam extended Lifetime 50 year guarantee on white fascia, soffit and gutter to their customers. Gutterclean also offer a 10 year guarantee on their workmanship so the whole package means that homeowners feel reassured that they are getting a quality product professionally installed. Martin commented “The Freefoam Guarantee definitely helps us sell our services. We know we’re providing a good product, which makes it easy for us to sell.”
Martin concluded “We enjoy working with our customers to improve their homes. Projects like this dormer can make a real difference, we’re not only transforming homes, we’re making people’s lives more comfortable and easier.”
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