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Using white plastic hollow soffit boards to clad wooden shed frame

Discussion in 'Building' started by sannesley, 21 Jun 2019.

  1. sannesley

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    Building a shed and was going to clad it with uPVC white hollow soffit board applied horizontally. I will be using the secret nailing technique to fix it to the frame.

    I am planning to install a breathable vapour barrier onto the exterior 4 by 1 inch frame and then install the soffit. In the cavity of the frame I want to install cozy wrap or insulation board and then line the internal wall with thermal plasterboard.

    Maybe this is a bit over the top but I will have a toilet and washbasin in the shed and I don't want pipework freezing in times of cold weather.

    Does this sound over the top or nonsense.. Let me know
     
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    Personally, unless you're on a really tight budget I would clad in something more durable - cement based - Marley Cedral or Hardie planks or Fortex pvc cladding. The soffit is flimsy stuff designed for out of reach use - you'll be stuffed when it gets damaged.
     
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    That hollow stuff is not designed for vertical fixing. Secret nailing won't be any good, it will flap about.
     
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    Bad idea. It will warp, flap and get damaged in the wind and will generally deteriorate and look rubbish after a few seasons.
     
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    agree about cladding being fliimsy

    also what heat source will you have in the shed??
     
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    It will be a waste of time and effort, Just not suitable.
     
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    Used black on my shed and recladding of hot tub and over my upper bay window , all vertical all fine after three years, no flapping ,no warping, no damage .
     
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