The Glebelands Park development is a new Morris Homes site in Leicester, featuring a collection of detached and semi-detached three, four and five bedroom properties. They were all designed to offer stylish homes that blend in to the surrounding countryside.
In order to achieve this, Morris Homes chose Freefoam Building Products’ Dark Grey Fascia, which ideally complements the grey window frames, Juliet balconies and garage doors, achieving a coordinated, contemporary look.
“We’re often driven by planning guidelines and pride ourselves on being able to offer Local Authorities a ‘non-standard’ look that will enhance the local area. One of the ways we achieve this is by using colour instead of white. It immediately raises the profile of a house design and gives instant kerb appeal,” said Phil Shaw, Procurement Manager at Morris Homes.
Manufactured using Freefoam’s patented ColormaxTM technology – an advanced master-batching process with a blend of natural PVC and pigments that are simultaneously co-extruded – colour fascia, soffit and guttering are produced with built-in colour fastness, colour variety, and reliable colour matching, all with a ten year guarantee. Eight roofline colours are all available straight from stock, ranging from subtle Pale Gold and Sand to more dramatic Black and Grey.
“With 100 homes planned for the development we needed to be confident that the roofline materials would be consistent and available when needed,” said Richard Watson, Site Manager. “We don’t have the facilities to store large quantities on site so I order on a plot specific basis at the same time as the roof trusses. Our local Freefoam Supplier ensures that all-grey fascia is available and arranges delivery to site. The quality of the product is excellent and the whole process is working really well for us.”
As colour has become one of the major design changes in both new house building and retrofit, house builders such as Morris Homes are increasingly using colour to bring style and definition to new development.