Ceralsio gives 1940s house in Sussex that clad all over feeling

Ceralsio clads Sussex house

Ceralsio Nero makes a striking impression on this 1940s detached house in Hove, West Sussex.

Photo: Marco Joe Fazio

Weather-proof, UV resistant and with plenty of kerb appeal, Ceralsio Nero is making a striking impression on a 1940s detached house in Hove, West Sussex. 

The owners wanted to update the frontage while ensuring the finished look remained in keeping with the original Georgian features so the building would continue to blend in with the street overall.

To do this, the wood slat front, common with this type of property in Sussex, was replaced with Ceralsio Nero in a similar slat format, giving the house a new look with a modern twist that nevertheless harmonises with the neighbouring properties.

This was the first time installers Stone Specialist had used Ceralsio, CRL Stone's ceramic range, but with several neighbours having made enquiries about it as a result of this project, the company is confident it won’t be the last.

“The stone-effect Ceralsio panelling has modernised the building, giving it a facelift,” said Stone Specialist’s Chris Savage. “It looks completely new and contemporary now and the client is very happy with the overall finish.”

Straightforward to fit, Ceralsio ceramic is a highly durable material that is made to last, coping with the changing weather conditions of the seasons.

In a natural finish, Ceralsio Nero is a dark surface for modern designs, working in harmony with natural materials such as wood and the raw finish of brickwork.

The material’s water absorption rate of less than 0.2% makes it ideal for outdoor environments because it will not be damaged by frost and ice, while its UV resistance means it will not fade over time, even when exposed to direct sunlight.