How much does external house cladding cost?

contemporary house with clay tile cladding and timber cladding
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House cladding costs can take up a large part of any build or renovation budget so it is really important that you understand the kind of prices you are likely to be facing. 

House cladding is a term used for the process of adding a layer to the outside of a building. It can greatly enhance the appearance of your home and also provide valuable functional purposes — such as protecting your home from the adverse effects of weather and improving insulation. Types of cladding include timber, uPVC, stone, brick, render, composite, fibre cement, metal and tiling. 

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Cladding material costs
Cladding (material only)Average £/m2
Fibre cement£42
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Tim Phillips

Tim Phillips is a quantity surveyor with almost 30 years of experience across the commercial and residential construction sector.

Tim Phillips is an experienced senior quantity surveyor and estimator and has worked in the construction industry for over 35 years. He has worked on many varied projects in this time, for corporates, public bodies and private residential clients, managing multi-million budgets. 

For the past 13 years, Tim has worked on a freelance basis, whilst managing his rental property portfolio. He has extensive experience of undertaking his own full-scale house renovations. He is also a speaker and expert at the Homebuilding & Renovating Shows.