Samuel Sheldon Millom – Building Contractors for Cumbria

Fascias and Gutters Cumbria

Samuel SheldonFascias and Gutters Cumbria

Samuel Sheldon Millom –
Building Contractors for Cumbria

Fascia and guttering Cumbria

Cumbria was formed from a number of boroughs in the area and is a ceremonial and non-metropolitan county in North West England, bordering Scotland. Its local government, Cumbria County Council came into existence in 1974 as part of the Local Government Act 1972. Cumbria’s county town is Carlisle, in the north of the county, and is connected by the A590 and the M6. 

Cumbria has a number of claims to fame including the deepest lake in England Wastwater and also the longest lake Windemere measuring in at 10 and a half miles long. The lake district lies in the heart of Cumbria and is famed for its mountains, fells, and lakes. All surrounded by quaint little villages. Places like Keswick are great holiday destinations but to be honest, anywhere in Cumbria has its attractions, and exploring the area will uncover things like Beatrix potter’s cottage, The famous writer and poet William Wordsworth was also a resident. Postman Pat is also said to be a Cumbria resident and the familiar red postal vans can be seen back and forth through the tree-lined country lanes. 

People come from all over the country and often decide to move here permanently and it is not just the views and vistas that attract newcomers to move to the area. Consistently Cumbria comes top of the league in surveys looking at Britain’s best places to live. And if that was not enough further research shows that Cumbrians are pleased that it is one of the safest, most crime-free parts of Britain. 

 With accommodation to suit all tastes from luxury hotels, to bed and breakfast, to youth hostels you will have no trouble finding somewhere to book. During the summer season, the towns have started to get busier as the trend of holidaying at home so to speak is becoming more popular than the usual foreign holidays.  


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Fascia and guttering Cumbria

Fascias are attached around the edge of the rafters on the outside of your building and typically come with guttering attached to facilitate water drainage. Traditionally Fascia’s can be made from UPVC (Plastic) or can be made from Redwood. Other materials used are metal (Thin sheets) or even stone.  All materials have their pros and cons but ultimately it is all about aesthetics. cs. The use of a scaffold is usually required and this will add to the cost of installation. This type of work can be carried out DYI but it does require a fair bit of preparation not to mention the erection of scaffolding etc. If it is for a new build project, timber rafters are required to be located at a little under 2ft (1.96ft) or 600mm apart for all white Fascias, and no more than 1.5 ft or 400mm for foiled Fascias. Foils are spaced at shorter distances as they absorb more heat than White so need to be fixed more regularly.  

Guttering can be made from Aluminium, Copper, Vinyl, and Galvanized Steel.  But are usually composite plastic moulds which allow for colour variation and style. They come in three main designs known as K-Style, Half-Round, and Box gutter. K style is the most common style used on modern houses and has a unique shape on the front edge known as the crown. The Half-Round is typically the most expensive as it requires special brackets and fixings and may need to be fitted by a professional.  The Box Gutter drains the water away via a downpipe built into it. And are a typical feature on the roofs of commercial buildings. 

It is recommended that an inspection of the Facias and gutters should be carried out about twice a year. Spotting any early signs of wear and tear will save you from dealing with problems further down the line.  The sort of damage that will need immediate attention will be sagging joints, missing or broken pieces and rotting wood. It is recommended that you seek expert advice when looking at how to tackle this kind of wear and tear. Samuel Sheldon Ltd Cumbria will be happy to come and take a look and give recommendations and what kind of costs would be involved. 

A typical 3-bedroom semi-detached house with two floors, for instance, may require scaffolding to replace gutters and fascia boards. This kind of work typically requires the erection of scaffolding. Scaffolding costing can come to over a third of the cost. If scaffolding is required then it is a good idea and cost-effective to make use of the scaffolding once it’s up. Checking if any other high-up jobs require attention such as the roof or Velux windows, for instance. 

Services We Offer

We specialise in carrying out first rate quality works for all kinds of customers in both the private and public sectors. Our services include but are not limited to; bricklaying, joinery, plastering, extensions, roofing and everyday routine maintenance work. We also do commercial or public sector projects so please take a little time to look around the site at all of the services we have on offer.

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Millstones Shop & Tea Room


Conversion of rundown barn & farm complex into a Tea Room, Farm Shop & Bakery.

Millom Methodists Church


Extension of a Methodists Church

St. James School


Construct a new extension to a primary school

Holme Gate Farm

Renovation, Roofing

Replace the existing perished slate roof covering and replace most of the existing roof structure.

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