Freefoam Building Products have launched X-Wood, an exterior cladding that looks and handles like wood but without all the usual maintenance issues associated with timber. X-Wood is a PVC-U cladding with subtle woodgrain finish designed to bring a refreshing new look to the exterior of any refurbishment or new build project.
In response to the growing popularity of both timber and PVC facades, Freefoam have used their manufacturing expertise to design and produce an attractive high performance cladding comprised of three different layers. A heavy duty through coloured plastic foam core, covered with a durable plastic skin and then coated with market leading Renolit film which creates a hard wearing, stable material with a beautiful subtle woodgrain effect finish.
Any exterior wall covering has a major impact on a building’s appearance. X-Wood cladding offers a wide choice of six contemporary colours to create an attractive finish. From subtle White, Cream and Greyed Cedar to traditional Oak and more dramatic Anthracite Grey and Wine Red all with an impressive ten-year guarantee. Suitable for both commercial and domestic new build or renovation projects and with its high performance credentials X-Wood can also be successfully used in coastal and highly exposed areas.
Easy to fit
X-Wood Cladding offers several considerable advantages to architects, contractors, self-builders and installers. The PVC-U material requires no sealing or treating and the system includes a full range of high quality aluminium and PVC-U fitting trims to ensure a quick, neat and professional finish, saving valuable fitting time.
Lasts for years
With its stable composition X-Wood is manufactured not to warp, split, splinter or decay. Utilising the Renolit woodgrain outer film gives the range extra stability by providing UV protection, meaning that X-Wood is colourfast and weatherproof.
PVC cladding, like X-Wood, requires very little on-going maintenance. The PVC-U material is guaranteed to last for ten years just needing a gentle wash down to keep it looking in good condition.
Freefoam are PVC cladding specialists with many years of experience manufacturing a choice of cladding ranges, designs and styles both in the UK, Ireland and Europe. X-Wood complements Freefoam’s existing woodgrain single shiplap, embossed double shiplap and weatherboard range.
Colin St John, commercial director, explains “We have seen the market appetite for PVC cladding steadily increase and are delighted to add this high performance durable product to our range. Ideal for architects and specifiers, the 16mm thick X-Wood board with its attractive finish is the perfect product for any development. We have developed X-Wood to complement our other cladding products and its introduction will give customers the opportunity to approach new and growing markets.”