With over three decades of experience in the home improvement business, business partners Dale Harris and Stephen Thornton have been working with HardiePlank cladding for more than five years, and have used the product to re-model homes both large and small.
From single storey extensions through to the full removal of old cladding and replacement with HardiePlank fibre cement weatherboard, the team at Greenoak has been working across Essex and Kent to provide homeowners with a beautiful and low maintenance alternative to uPVC or timber.
Dale Harris comments; ‘we’ve always used the top end of building products available to us, but had struggled to find a cladding product that stood the test of time. We heard about HardiePlank cladding just over 9 years’ ago, and once we’d tried the product we haven’t looked back!
As James Hardie preferred contractors, Greenoak installers underwent rigorous training and assessment to ensure a perfect fit every time.
‘It’s not just about the product, the support we’ve had from the team at Hardie has been fantastic, with a local technical team on the ground plus help from sales and marketing. As a business, we feel in very safe hands with Hardie and have found a trusted business partner. We’re thrilled to have hit this milestone of 100 projects completed. We’ve installed HardiePlank cladding every way possible, from standard lap to vertical and open jointed, and have never had any problems.’
Stephen Thornton adds; ‘HardiePlank cladding is really versatile and so superior to plastic. It can be used in a traditional or modern way, it’s universal in its appeal.
‘We have found that customer tastes have changed in the last few years too, and more and more people are opting for grey. The introduction of the new greys range has really helped to provide homeowners with the aesthetic they are looking for.
‘Our company is very well known within Essex & Kent and we get most of our work through word of mouth. People love fibre cement because it’s strong and low maintenance. Particularly in coastal areas they really see the benefits as the product stands up to the elements.
‘We feel we offer a first class product and a first class fitting service, and after 100 jobs through mostly recommendations, we’re sure our customers agree with us.’