Grey is here to stay

Freefoam, a leading manufacturer of a wide range of innovative products for the building industry in Ireland, the UK and Mainland Europe, is, following feedback from customers, delighted to announce an addition to its popular Weatherboard cladding range with the introduction of a new colour option Slate Grey. Slightly darker in tone when compared to the very popular Storm grey it will appeal to those looking for a more defined appearance to their project.

The Weatherboard cladding is a 170mm wide board featuring a subtle embossed wood effect finish and an attractive overlapping appearance to create a ‘New England’ look. Already available in a range of traditional and contemporary shades, from subtle Pale Gold and Cappuccino through to more dramatic Argyl Brown and Colonial Blue the addition of Slate Grey will make a welcome addition to customers.

Colin St John, Commercial Director, Freefoam, comments

“Grey is a major trend in building products, particularly windows, doors and roofline – the colour grey tops all our growth statistics across the product range! We’ve seen a surge in our Fortex cladding range with sales increasing significantly year on year. Our analysis shows that Storm Grey is our most popular shade in the Weatherboard range with Slate Grey topping the charts in the Double Shiplap range, – the introduction of Slate Grey Weatherboard makes strong commercial sense.”

Fortex® is an innovative cladding range that features an attractive subtle embossed ‘wood effect’ finish coupled with the benefits of low maintenance PVC. PVC-U cladding requires minimal maintenance once installed, a major benefit for property owners and a compelling feature for any property developer or housing provider. With significant environmental credentials, being awarded an A+ rating from the Building Research Establishment’s (BRE) ‘Green Guide To Specification’ when installed with standard components, the range makes a real alternative to timber and fibre cement products.

Go to to use the Freefoam cladding visualiser to illustrate the available colour options.