Cladding Ideas: Brilliant Designs for a Wow-Factor Finish

corten clad kitchen and diner extension
(Image credit: Simon Maxwell)

Choosing the right cladding ideas for your self build, extension or exterior makeover will be a key element in your project, and have a major impact on the overall look of your home.

Essential to get right from the very beginning, the decision of house cladding type will likely be a condition of gaining planning permission for self builds and larger extensions. Researching the different types and how they may be applied and adapted to suit individual tastes will help you achieve the home of your dreams that also fits in with the surrounding areas. 

Amy Reeves

Assistant Editor Amy began working for Homebuilding & Renovating in 2018. She has an interest in sustainable building methods and always has her eye on the latest design ideas. Amy has interviewed countless self builders, renovators and extenders about their experiences for Homebuilding & Renovating magazine. She is currently renovating a mid-century home, together with her partner, on a DIY basis, and has recently fitted her own kitchen.