Samuel Sheldon Millom – Building Contractors for Cumbria

Fascias and Gutters Windermere

Samuel SheldonFascias and Gutters Windermere

Samuel Sheldon Millom –
Building Contractors for Cumbria

Facias and Gutters Windermere

Windermere is a town located in the southern part of the Lake District and is half a mile from the lake which shares its name. With a population of 8,359 in 2011, it has always been a popular tourist attraction and sits next door to Ambleside another popular destination in the area. The town abounds with places to eat and stay. Originally called Birthwaite it changed its name to Windermere after the Railway built a station with the same name and the town grew to incorporate other villages nearby such as Bowness in Windermere. The lake has boat trips that take you around the whole lake from Lakeside to Ambleside and back to Bowness pier. With so many attractions and surrounded by mountains and forests it is easy to lose track of time and there is no end to the walks amongst nature at its best. 

If you are still wondering if Windermere is worth taking time out to go and look around. It boasts the biggest lake in England and has so many activities to do around its shores. It is not all about going out onto the lake although, that is an amazing experience in a Kayak or a canoe, and swimming is also permitted on the lake.  

Of course, Windermere town has lots of great shops to look around and plenty of places to stop for refreshments or a bite to eat. Most of the businesses have been around for some time and you never know if the building you are in was once frequented by one of Windermere’s more notable characters like Beatrix Potter or William Wordsworth. Speaking of which, for those who love trivia, James Cordon’s adaptation of Beatrix’s Peter Rabbit was filmed at Windermere as well as Anna Friel’s, star of the drama, Deep Water was also filmed there back in 2019. 

This is the Lake District and Windermere and its lake is surrounded by some of the most incredible wildlife and fauna. The whole area offers walks from gentle to challenging depending on your power reserves. The towns folk are used to visitors and you will find everyone is helpful and pleasant to talk with along the way. The wildlife is also used to people so do not be surprised if a deer appears suddenly on the path. 

Windermere really is one of those idyllic places where you can get lost in daydreams about another time or perhaps what it would be like to become a permanent resident. The holiday seasons are particularly busy but with good reason when at every turn the view is like a Christmas card scene. The area has so much to offer and most of it is at no cost other than a little bit of effort on your part. It is advisable to dress for all weather but even a stroll in the rain is pleasant in this beautiful part of the world.  

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Facias and Gutters Windermere

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 soffits 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. Most local building firms 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 soffits 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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