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FAQs

There are a number of questions about the various products that we have available online as well as relevant questions about our products and the functionality of our online shop. If you have any further queries – please do not hesitate by getting in touch with a member of our team today. You can get in touch with us by using an online contact form or call now on: 0191 448 6135

General FAQs

As a part of NECS Building Group, our aim is to provide our customers with superior product ranges at competitive retail prices. From uPVC fascias and soffits, fittings to sealants, guttering and other consumables. Our online shop and trade counter is open to both trade and the public.

Can’t wait for a delivery? You can buy our products online using our online shop and then collect them in store. Our purpose built trade counter in Blaydon-on-Tyne is built to provide you with the building plastics & consumables that you need.

You can request a trade account and get access to essential products quickly and easily. If you want to open a trade account today, get in touch with a member of our team.

Building Plastics FAQs

Building plastics are often used in construction and there are a wide range of roofline products available. As well as these products, there are other additional consumables in our trade counter that are perfectly suited for the construction industry.

There are a number of building plastics materials that are relevant to your roofing project. From uPVC fascias and soffits, consumables as well as Foam Trims and other products – these are all highly beneficial for roofing projects.

If a guttering system or roofline system is installed correctly – they should last a number of years with little to no issues. However, if your roofline system has not been upgraded in a long period of time or has been neglected or not maintained effectively then you may need to arrange for a replacement guttering or roofline system. Some of the key indicators that you may need to upgrade are as follows:

 

  • Visible or clear cracks and holes.
  • Nails or screws within the roofline system come loose.
  • Pooling water in the guttering system itself.
  • A clear indication of peeling or elemental damage.
  • Guttering profiles become bent or separated from one another.

uPVC has a number of benefits – especially when compared to other materials such as timber. uPVC has high structural strength and is not affected by pests or environmental damage such as mould. uPVC is also 100% recyclable and easy to recycle and then re-integrate into the production process to produce other uPVC products.

Fascias FAQs

Fascias and soffits are key components of the roofline system and are effectively the finishes to the external part of a building (where the roofline ends.) 

The fascia or fascia board supports the lower edge of the bottom row of tiles and also carries all of the guttering.

Soffits are located under the fascia board and can be seen from ground level when viewing the building. The role of soffits is to ensure that the roofline is correctly ventilated. Condensation can occur if the soffits are not present or working correctly.

Clients may be interested as to the benefits of uPVC fascias. One of the benefits of these fascias is that they are simple to clean and require little to no maintenance. If a client or homeowner is not comfortable with carrying out maintenence on the roof then they can hire a handyman to carry out the cleaning.

Homeowners may become aware that there are issues with their roofline such as pooling of water on the roof, visual damage to the roofline and condensation on the roof. Roofline professionals may also make recommendations that a roofline has become damaged. We also highly recommend that older facias are replaced with new systems.

It’s simple to improve your fascia boards and roofline system with our innovative roofline products. If you find that you are having issues with your current fascias and want to arrange for a repair or upgrade – you can purchase our products and carry out the installation or provide the materials to your contractor. This is a simple yet effective way to protect your roof from environmental damage and other issues should these occur.

The process may vary depending on various factors but the replacement of fascia boards typically takes half of a day up to 1-2 days of labour. If your property has features such as curved edges or is larger than the average home or has a larger roof then you may see the time taken increase beyond this.

Replacing fascia boards is quite a difficult DIY task but it is possible to carry out the installation/replacement of your fascia boards yourself. However, if you are unsure about the installation process – get in touch with a professional installer or roofer. Our uPVC fascia boards are available to purchase to both tradesmen and the public. This means that you can advise your installer to purchase the products in order to install them or you can purchase them to then provide during the installation process.

Soffits FAQs

Our Soffits are made of uPVC as this is a fantastic material to use for soffits as well as other roofline products. uPVC as a material does not rot, it’s resistant to the elements and are low maintenance for the end user. They are highly cost effective – making them the perfect choice for roofline projects.

We are able to offer superior uPVC Soffits and related products at competitive retail prices. As you can see from visiting our soffits & fascias product page – these products are at fantastic prices and are therefore viable for a wide range of clients. Whether you are looking to install a new roofline system or have a client that wants to install one – our products can help.

As discussed, if your fascia boards and soffits as well as other aspects of your roofline system were installed correctly and with superior materials – you should find that they will last for 1 to 2 decades. However, there were materials used in historic roofing projects such as timber which can cause structural damage. The previous owner of your home or premises may have also not taken roof maintenance into consideration which can cause issues in which you will need to think about a replacement. uPVC for example is a fantastic product for roofline systems and our fantastic range is built to stand the test of time.

You are able to repair certain areas of your roofline system without having to carry out a full upgrade. However, it’s recommended that if one area of the roofline needs to be replaced because it has suffered from elemental damage or damage due to other factors – the entire roofline system is reviewed because other areas of the roof could become compromised. You are also arranging for the installation of one product therefore it can save time or labour costs if you decide to install everything together. The choice is yours depending on your project but definitely ensure that you check the entirety of your guttering and roofline system.