Richard Lindop, managing director of NBP, adds:
Adam Botterill, managing director of James Hardie Building Products, comments:
"Traditionally Hardie® Plank cladding has been more popular in the south of the country, particularly in coastal towns where climatic conditions increase the wear and tear on timber and uPVC products. However, we are seeing a steady rise in the number of enquiries in the north of England.
This is due to changing tastes and design preferences, as well as the increasing awareness of homeowners in wanting to opt for facade solutions that are durable, low maintenance and non-combustible."
"Facade design styles continue to change and homeowners and installers are becoming increasingly bold in their choice of facade. Gone are the days of standard brick boxes; customers now want a good choice of high quality, cutting edge solutions that offer design flexibility.
It’s not just about aesthetics either. Customers want something that looks great of course, but they also want to protect their homes, without the hassle of maintenance. That’s where Hardie® Plank cladding provides the perfect solution, offering a stunning aesthetic whilst at the same time being durable, low maintenance and fire resistant. We are already seeing a large demand for the product and this will no doubt continue to grow."