Dormer Transformer

Before ann d after of a new dormer window

An Oxfordshire family turned to a local Freefoam registered installer to help them with an issue with their ten dormer windows. The dormers around the front and back elevations were covered in painted concrete render.

With constant exposure to the elements, cold frosts caused the render to separate and become cracked and discoloured. Consequently to keep the property water tight and tidy this meant the homeowner was spending thousands of pounds every year on scaffolding and repair.

They needed a long term solution.


Fortex cladding

Ricky Romera of Professor Windows recommended Fortex embossed PVC cladding, in the weatherboard option. Having used Freefoam cladding on other properties Romera was confident that it would be the solution.


 “We’ve used the Freefoam cladding before on dormer elevations and it works really well. This property took us a couple of weeks. With scaffolding in place we removed all the render, fitted battens and installed the cladding on each dormer.”

– Ricky Romera 

Owner, Professor Windows


Easy fit

"It was easy to fit," added Romera. "And we used the matching trims to give each one window a neat, professional finish.”


Decorative finishes

Fortex embossed cladding is available in a wide range of colours and the homeowner was able to choose the Sand option, which was a similar colour to the original painted render and coordinates very well with the windows and brickwork.

Romero says: “The homeowner is delighted with the results, and has had lots of positive comments from neighbours and friends about the transformation the cladding has made. He is also very pleased to be saving a considerable amount of money each year, with no costly repair and maintenance. We’ve seen a big increase in requests for PVC cladding and have more jobs lined up. It’s a cost effective, easy care solution that can completely transform a house and makes a great addition to our business”

Picture: Before and after.



Article written by Cathryn Ellis
14th November 2021


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