Case Study


Hengest Farm
Banstead, Surrey


Client: Heringsbrooke Homes

Requirement: Supply and fit cladding

Year: 2019


Hengest Farm is a development of 7 luxury barn style houses built in the place of redundant farm buildings.


Palm Building were tasked with supplying and fitting the external Marley Eternit Cedral weatherboard cladding to all 7 house plots. 

The project was to use cedral lap board in black (C50) on all buildings, to be fixed to the concrete block substructure. They opted for open eaves rather than a standard fascia and soffit in order to add to the barn like feel of the new build houses. This created the extra work of cutting the cladding around each eave whilst still remaining sufficient airflow to the cladding. The block substructure was battened using the required 38mm x 50mm treated batten fixed to the block with concrete screws. Ventilation is a must when fitting fibre cement cladding so Marley perforated enclosures were installed at the underneath and top of all the cladded area. 


Other details that improved the aesthetic appeal of these barn style building were the dormers and large full height windows at the front of the property which were also clad. These added a modern feel to the homes whilst maintaining the barn character. The window reveals were also finished with the cladding to complete the look.


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