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Freefoam Plastics

Freefoam Plastics Contact Details

Contact
Louise Sanderson
Email
Address
77 - 83 St James Mill Road
Northampton
NN5 5JP
England
Opening Hours
Thursday
08:30 am-05:00 pm
Monday
08:30 am-05:00 pm

Tuesday
08:30 am-05:00 pm

Wednesday
08:30 am-05:00 pm

Thursday
08:30 am-05:00 pm

Friday
08:30 am-05:00 pm

Saturday
Closed

Sunday
Closed

Other Dates

About Freefoam Plastics

Freefoam’s range includes fascia, soffit, rainwater and cladding products designed for and supplied to the building industry in Ireland, the UK & Mainland Europe and backed by an industry leading Lifetime Guarantee. Whether you are:
  • An Architect looking for a contemporary palette
  • A Specifier or Developer requiring sustainable products
  • A PVC Stockist looking to grow your business
  • An Installer seeking high quality, easy-to-fit roofline products
  • A Homeowner who wants peace of mind and a low maintenance home improvement solution
Freefoam can meet your needs.

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About Us
Freefoam is a leading manufacturer of a wide range of innovative PVC-U and PVC-UE roofline, rainwater and cladding products for the building industry in Ireland, the UK and Mainland Europe.

Freefoam began trading in Cork, Ireland in 1990, and has grown into a multinational organisation operating from further sites in the UK, Belgium, France and Germany. The company was founded by entrepreneurs Tony Walsh and George Cronin, who saw the potential for large scale PVC extrusion and the market opportunities within the building industry. Freefoam is proud to still be a wholly independently owned company today.

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Freefoam offers a comprehensive range of products including fascia, soffit, window boards, external and internal cladding, and rainwater systems. The products add style and definition to domestic, commercial and industrial buildings, and are available in a wide variety of profiles and colours.
Freefoam Plastics ImageFascias
Freefoam offer a wide range of fascia in a choice of styles, sizes and colours to suit any building design and to improve the appearance of any facade.

Whether for new-build or renovation, customers have a choice of plain, ogee, square leg, round nose, flat and square edged fascia boards.

The Fascia products are available in thicknesses of 8mm, 9mm, 10mm, 15mm, 16mm, 18mm, 23mm and 25mm to meet the needs of every application.

All fascia systems come complete with matching corners, joiners and end caps, and a selection of roofline accessories to add that finishing touch to any property.

In addition to the 3 popular decor mouldings (ogee, plain-open and plain-closed), we also offer 2 new scalloped decorative fascias in convex and concave styles for quick, easy and stylish applications.

Freefoam Plastics ImageRainwater Systems
Freefoam offer the Freeflow® range of innovative, high quality PVC-U rainwater systems.

Each rainwater system is co-extruded with a white interior and a range of exterior colours – Freefoam’s innovative solution to the problems associated with rapid heat absorption and expansion of gutters.

The Freeflow range has been designed to ensure both reliable, leak-free performance and quick installation. Freeflow is available in a wide range of styles including square line, ogee, half round and deep. In addition, it comes in a range of colours including white, black, caramel, anthracite grey and brown.

Freefoam Plastics ImageCladding
Freefoam’s durable cladding products provide not only a decorative but also a protective facing in building exteriors, and act as an additional thermal insulation agent.

Freefoam offer a wide range of cladding products including Fortex® textured cladding in a choice of styles, sizes and colours. We also offer standard open v, shiplap and double shiplap styles in white and woodgrain finishes.

All products come with related trims to ensure a neat and professional installation.

Freefoam Plastics ImageOther Products
  • Fascia
  • Soffit
  • Rainwater systems
  • Cladding
  • Window Boards
  • Pins/Nails
  • Interior panelling
  • Decking
  • Freefoam brands


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News
06/03/2017
Maximise your existing order book with Freefoam Cladding

All building companies are looking for ways to expand their business. Products to upsell to existing customers, opportunities to revisit previous customers and options to develop new markets –PVC cladding could be that opportunity.

There has been a huge interest in external cladding products in recent years, partly driven by aspirational TV shows like Grand Designs where it seems that every new build project features cladding in some way. Timber is still popular but homeowners are now looking for more low maintenance options – many busy families have little time or skill for the on-going re-painting and repair that timber requires.
PVC-U external cladding is one of the fastest growing external building products. Its versatility means it can be used on a huge variety of projects from a feature wall on an existing building, an exterior finish for a new extension or to give an attractive finish to a loft conversion. Cladding is one of the quickest and simplest ways of totally transforming the look of any home.

Freefoam Building Products are specialist PVC manufacturers producing a wide range of long lasting, low maintenance cladding products. The Freefoam cladding range features a choice of a smooth woodgrain finish or Fortex® timber effect embossed boards in Shiplap, Double Shiplap and Weatherboard styles. Available in a wide variety of colours from traditional Mahogany, Rosewood and Oak to subtle ‘New England’ shades of Misty Grey and Cappuccino and more dramatic contemporary options like Anthracite Grey, Slate Grey and Black Ash. All ranges come with a high quality, purpose made, easy to fit trim system making installation straight-forward and quick.

PVC-U cladding also offers significant environmental credentials, being awarded an A+ rating from the Building Research Establishment’s (BRE) ‘Green Guide to Specification’ when installed with standard components, making PVC a real alternative to timber and fibre cement products.


Commercial Director, Colin St John, explains “Cladding is fast becoming one of our success stories. As manufacturers we’re committed to bringing products to market that give our customers and our customer’s customers opportunities to grow and have always recognised and accepted that our Customers success was our success. Creating the ultimate win win has been our driver over the years. Developing winning products for winning stockists and installers and being part of the whole sales process has been key to continued growth.”

To find out about Freefoam cladding products go to http://freefoam.com/products/cladding
Contact Freefoam on 01604 683864 or email marekting@freefoam.com
13/02/2017
Get Creative With Colour

Freefoam announce the launch of a brand new colour roofline visualiser – an online tool to help choose the colour of fascia, soffit and guttering that is right for any new build or refurbishment project. A clear image of a roofline installation enables users to simply select from a colour swatch and get an instant representation of each colour on every element - fascia, soffit and guttering. With a wide range of eight solid colours and a stunning choice of eight woodgrain finishes Freefoam now give you the ability to bring colour to life before your eyes. Whilst colour has become an integral part of many development projects clients can still be conservative in their choice. It’s not always easy to visualise how a finished product will look. This tool offers the ability to experiment with any number of different colour options allowing you and your client to really push the boundaries and make an informed decision without any of the risk. Colin St John, Freefoam Commercial Director, explained “Our view is that colour is here to stay. As specialist colour roofline manufacturers we want to make choosing colour fascia, soffit and guttering easy and risk free. With the launch of this online visualiser we have put colour choice at the fingertips of specifiers and housebuilders. This, coupled with our manufacturing capability to produce colour with very short lead times, makes colour roofline a straight forward realistic option” Freefoam is the colour specialist. Recognising the growing importance of colour for architects, specifiers, and house developers Freefoam seized the opportunity 15 years ago and generated its patented ColormaxTM technology. A careful selection of pigments for the colour skin are simultaneously co-extruded with the white foam core to produce a hard wearing, long lasting finish. The Freefoam colour range includes 10mm & 18mm fascia boards and a range of soffit boards in a choice of styles, along with all the necessary colour matched accessories, trims and fixings.
09/02/2017
Maximize Your Existing Order Book With Freefoam Cladding

All home improvement and roofing companies are looking for ways to expand their business. Products to upsell to existing customers, opportunities to revisit previous customers and options to develop new markets – for window, roofline and conservatory fitters PVC cladding could be that opportunity.

There has been a huge interest in external cladding products in recent years, partly driven by aspirational TV shows like Grand Designs where it seems that every new build project features cladding in some way. Timber is still popular but homeowners are now looking for more low maintenance options – many busy families have little time or skill for the on-going re-painting and repair that timber requires.


PVC-U external cladding is one of the fastest growing home improvement products. Its versatility means it can be used on a huge variety of projects from a feature wall on an existing building, an exterior finish for a new extension or to give an attractive finish to a loft conversion. Cladding is one of the quickest and simplest ways of totally transforming the look of any home.

Freefoam Building Products are specialist PVC manufacturers producing a wide range of long lasting, low maintenance cladding products. The Freefoam cladding range features a choice of a smooth woodgrain finish or Fortex® timber effect embossed boards in Shiplap, Double Shiplap and Weatherboard styles. Available in a wide variety of colours from traditional Mahogany, Rosewood and Oak to subtle ‘New England’ shades of Misty Grey and Cappuccino and more dramatic contemporary options like Anthracite Grey, Slate Grey and Black Ash. All ranges come with a high quality, purpose made, easy to fit trim system making installation straight-forward and quick.

PVC-U cladding also offers significant environmental credentials, being awarded an A+ rating from the Building Research Establishment’s (BRE) ‘Green Guide to Specification’ when installed with standard components, making PVC a real alternative to timber and fibre cement products.


Commercial Director, Colin St John, explains “Cladding is fast becoming one of our success stories. As manufacturers we’re committed to bringing products to market that give our customers and our customer’s customers opportunities to grow and have always recognised and accepted that our Customers success was our success. Creating the ultimate win win has been our driver over the years. Developing winning products for winning stockists and installers and being part of the whole sales process has been key to continued growth.”

To find out about Freefoam cladding products go to http://www.freefoam.com/products/cladding

Contact Freefoam on 01604 683864 or email marketing@freefoam.com
05/01/2017
Start 2017 with leads from Freefoam

Roofline has always been a tricky sale, usually a ‘distress’ purchase, something most homeowners only buy out of necessity. Tucked away at the top of a property it’s out of sight and out of mind - until the Autumn or Spring arrives, the heavens open and they look up and realise their guttering really needs replacing. Even then, installers have to work hard to educate the consumer about the issues: what causes creaks and what causes leaks, why fascia is an important component and a long-term guarantee is a must. The internet has also changed the decision making process, with price comparisons sites and online reviews readily available consumers have a wealth of information at their fingers tips before they even think about contacting a local installer. An increasing numbers of installers are also registering with lead-generation websites, which ask consumers to enter their details to receive a quote. But without understanding the issues, homeowners have no buying criteria and therefore will only ever buy on price, so these leads usually go to the cheapest offer. Roofline, glazing and conservatory fitters have to use every tool at their disposal to win sales at a worthwhile price. Wasting valuable time looking for luke-warm leads isn’t an option. You need volume and quality of leads to stay ahead and that’s where responsible manufactures can really make a difference. At Freefoam we’ve developed a pull-through strategy to bring in business for our customers’ customers: installers. A package of tools ranging from leads generated online via our ground-breaking website www.myrooflinematters.co.uk, a glossy targeted brochure and long-life, transferable guarantees all help companies win business. But the key to winning in today’s market is quality leads, and our site www.myrooflinematters.co.uk, is designed to do just that. With subtle branding, and unbiased, easy-to-understand articles, it tells homeowners what to look out for, the problems that can occur with products and installations and how to avoid them. The consumers it attracts are looking for information, not the cheapest price. In effect, these homeowners are self-selecting, so they’re already warm when it guides them softly (but surely) to get a quote from their local Freefoam Registered Installers. What sets it even further from conventional quote websites is that we don’t charge for leads, and we only offer leads to companies who respond quickly, with good conversion rates. We also follow up each and every lead with the installer and the homeowner to ensure everyone is happy. It’s a unique package and the feedback so far has been very positive. For example, Mr and Mrs Rainsford, who live in Buckinghamshire used myrooflinematters.co.uk. Mrs Rainsford said the process helped them understand the issues and get a fair quote: “The fascia boards in our 30-year-old extension were original timber, and needed replacing. We wanted to find out more about roofline and did some r
20/05/2016
Freefoam Increase Technical Support

Freefoam announce the issue of a new version of its Technical and Specification brochure containing detailed information regarding roofline and cladding systems. Aimed at building professionals who specify and use Freefoam products, the new document includes information on Building Standard compliance, accreditations, performance criteria, product dimensions and installation guides for a variety of roof types and applications including new build and refurbishment projects. With over 2000 product items, a clear concise technical manual is essential. Suitable for any construction professional, architect or house developer looking to specify Freefoam products, the A4 document makes an ideal reference manual. Available in a variety of formats including print, online and the Freefoam App Freefoam have made accessing technical information convenient at any time. With recent Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) statistics highlighting the number of new-build homes being started and built to completion is at its highest level since 2008, up 23% on 2014, Freefoam recognise the need for technical support and detailed product knowledge for this growing sector and this document forms a key part of that service. Freefoam also have other resources in place to offer technical support. Contact can be made over the phone, via email or online with all technical documents available to download from freefoam.com. Freefoam also offer a scheduling service providing accurate product specification and quantity breakdown from drawings for fascia, soffit, rainwater and cladding materials. With a quick ten day turn round it’s a service that ensures exact quantities are specified, minimising over ordering and reducing costs. Colin St John, General Manager commented “Working with architects and supplying new build contractors is a growing part of our business. We’re committed to supporting this sector with this new brochure forming an important part of that process. I am particularly pleased with our continuing move towards online access making our range available anytime, anywhere, particularly useful for those based out on site.” To download all technical data go to www.freefoam.com Contact Freefoam on 01604 683882 or email uktechnical@freefoam.com For Freefoam’s scheduling service contact New-Build Manager Chris Fenney chris.fenney@freefoam.com 07880 712774 New Build Manager Simon Parrott simon.parrott@freefoam.com 07787 520071 New-Build Co-ordinator Tish Redmond tish.redmond@freefoam.com 01604 683862 For further information and images please contact: Louise Sanderson 01604 591110 louise.sanderson@freefoam.com
11/04/2016
New Catalogue from Freefoam

Freefoam announce the launch of a brand new Product Catalogue. The new version contains the complete range of Freefoam products including PVC-U and PVC-UE fascia, soffit, rainwater systems, exterior cladding, interior panelling and decking. With over 2000 product items, a clear concise catalogue is essential for Freefoam stockists to promote the range and its A5 compact format is ideal for building professionals roofline fitters and roofers to keep a copy handy with all the product information they need. The new catalogue features a more contemporary design with clear lifestyle imagery and some clever new features. Designed to showcase the entire Freefoam range the catalogue is divided in to product categories with specific colour coding to make finding ranges quick and easy. All fascia styles, Square Leg, Square Edge, Bullnose and Ogee have now been grouped together illustrating the range of boards available in each style. All pages also include a quick reminder of other product ranges and online services. Freefoam has long been recognised as the colour specialist both for roofline and PVC cladding. A major feature of the new catalogue is all colours are listed for each product allowing users to clearly see the extensive range of options available to them. A handy fold out sheet also shows high resolution images of each colour allowing colour matching to other products. Whilst print formats are still widely used by the building trade more users are turning to online formats. Freefoam have addressed this by including the new trade catalogue on its App and all product brochures can be downloaded from www.freefoam.com. Louise Sanderson, Freefoam Marketing Manager commented “Our product catalogue is our most important brochure as it includes our complete range. Used by suppliers and fitters it gives a detailed list of each product, with sizes, colour options and product codes. We have redesigned the catalogue focussing on customer needs making it easier to find product ranges and clearer to see product options – everything in one place!”
11/04/2016
Freefoam Guarantees On The Up!

Freefoam Installers have got 2016 off to a cracking start, recording up to a 26% increase in work registered for its Lifetime Guarantee. Installers from around the country are seeing the benefit of offering a 50 year guarantee on all white roofline products. One of the strongest weapons in any tradespersons armoury is the good old-fashioned guarantee and Freefoam installers have one of the best in the business at their disposal - an enhanced 50-year lifetime guarantee. Why 50 years? Firstly, Freefoam have lifetime data built up over a 20-year period via testing and accelerated ageing tests, advanced technology and trouble-free experience from Ireland to Germany and North of Scotland to the South of France where scorching sun and sizzling UV light soon finds the fault lines in roofline products. Secondly, Freefoam know that products can deliver over that period of time. Lead free advanced tin based formulations, for example, do not suffer pinking or other problems and other formulations also have extra TiO2 to withstand high-intensity destructive UV light. Lastly, 50 years sends a clear message to customers that we stand by our products over the long-term and that they can trust us to deliver the quality and value they expect. It says, "Look, I’m so confident about this product that I’m happy to guarantee it for the next 50 years!" If that’s not giving someone the clear message that they’re making the right decision, I don’t know what is. For Freefoam installers the guarantee is proving a powerful aid to increasing customer confidence and boosting sales. That shouldn’t be a surprise. Homeowners are skilled in reading installers’ signposting and ‘body language’. An installer offering a guarantee gives a positive confident message, while offering a low-cost discounted product does the opposite. And that’s not the whole story. Freefoam also offer a ten year guarantee on colour roofline, rainwater systems, woodgrain roofline and cladding systems. But don’t take our word for it! Jason Large from Simply Roofline in Peterborough explains. “Offering our customers superior products, which are also backed up by an excellent lifetime guarantee offered direct from the manufacturer, becomes a very good selling tool whilst sat in front of a potential client. We have been a registered installer of Freefoam since 2007 and have always been more than happy with the quality of all the products which we have installed to hundreds of our customers’ homes throughout East Anglia. Once installed to our high standard the product itself looks fantastic, creating satisfied customers, creating more recommendations, giving you future work and far less service calls in the future.” If you are building professional interested in finding out more about Freefoam products and becoming a Registered Installer go to Freefoam’s dedicated website www.myfreefoam.com to find out more or contact our marketing team on 01604 683865
17/03/2016
Let Your Roofline Gleam With Green and Cream

Freefoam announce the launch of two new fascia colours, Woodgrain Chartwell Green and Cream. Picking up on the growing trend for ‘heritage’ colours for window frames, conservatories and orangeries, Freefoam’s addition to its roofline range offers customers the opportunity to stock a coordinating fascia and soffit range and capitalise on the home improvement market. Following on from the successful introduction of window trims last year in Chartwell Green and Cream, Freefoam has now added a 10mm and 18mm thick Square Edge Fascia Board and a General Purpose Soffit Board in a wide range of widths from 175mm to 400mm. Manufactured to last, these new products are produced using marketing leading Renolit Exofol MX foil that features built in UV protection to reduce heat absorption, temperature build up and expansion. All products come with an impressive ten year guarantee. These additions to the range further underline Freefoam’s position as the colour specialist. Foiled products are available in a comprehensive range including Mahogany, Rosewood, White, Black Ash, Light Oak, Irish Oak and Anthracite Grey. In addition to foiled products Freefoam manufactures an industry leading range of co-extruded fascia, soffit and trims in eight colours using its patented ColormaxTM technology. Featuring built-in colourfastness, colour variety, and reliable colour matching, all with a ten year guarantee, the range offers choice to architects, specifiers, property developers and homeowners. Colin St John, UK General Manager, summarised “As colour specialists we have been monitoring the growing trend for Chartwell Green and Cream particularly for conservatories, and recognise that homeowners are moving away from white. With the spring just around the corner, now is the perfect time to launch this new range of matching fascia and soffit boards that will open up new opportunities for our customers within the glazing, window and home improvement markets”.
17/03/2016
Choose Freefoam for Even More Colour Choice

Freefoam announce the addition of even more products to its already extensive colour range of fascia and soffit. All colours are now available in an 18mm thick Square Leg Fascia in 150mm and 250mm wide boards and also a 10mm thick General Purpose Soffit Board in 175mm and 225mm wide boards. With the increasing popularity of Grey window frames and guttering Freefoam has also introduced the 250 and 350mm General Purpose Board in three shades of grey, Storm Grey, Dark Grey and Anthracite Grey. In the last few years the UK has started to see a significant shift in commercial specifications from white roofline to colour. In Continental Europe most windows are coloured and in Ireland it’s about fifty percent. Whilst in the UK colour has doubled in the last fifteen years to 20% this trend is only predicted to increase. Freefoam is the colour specialist. Recognising the growing importance of colour for architects, specifiers, and house developers, Freefoam seized the opportunity 15 years ago and generated its patented ColormaxTM technology using an advanced master-batching process with a blend of natural PVC and pigments to simultaneously co-extrude PVC building products. Freefoam offer a wide range of ten colours with built in colourfastness, colour variety, and reliable colour matching all with a ten year guarantee. All new products are available straight from stock with no lead time, and are available with matching trims and fixing accessories. Coupled with a market leading ten year guarantee, the Freefoam colour range is an attractive proposition and a natural alternative to white for all house builders and specifiers. Colin St John, UK General Manager, summarised “Our view is that colour is here to stay. As specialist colour roofline manufacturers, we have the expertise and capability to structure our production process to meet the changing demands of today’s housebuilder and specifier. The introduction of an even wider range of colour fascia and soffit products underlines our long term commitment to providing customers with a market leading range to support this growing market.”
08/01/2016
Manage Rainwater the Anthracite Grey Way

Freefoam Building Products are delighted to announce the launch of a new range of rainwater products in the contemporary colour Anthracite Grey. With a 45% increase in sales of Anthracite Grey fascia and soffit in 2015 and a growing overall market trend towards grey window frames, doors, fascia and soffit adding an Anthracite Grey Deep gutter range was the next logical step. Freefoam has created a product that allows customers to create a truly co-ordinated roofline with the new rainwater range offering an exact match (Ral No.7016) to the already popular fascia and soffit products. With a 77mm depth and a 116mm width the Deep gutter is designed to manage the increasing levels of rainfall that are being experienced throughout the UK. Available with the full range of matching fittings including Union Bracket, Running Outlet and Hopper and manufactured using co-extruded PVC-U the Freefoam Freeflow range offers a long lasting, leak free, no fade, low maintenance solution all with a ten year guarantee. Co-extruded to reduce leaks Like the existing Freeflow rainwater system Freefoam manufacture the new Anthracite Grey products using the co-extrusion method to create a white interior and darker exterior colours. This is Freefoam’s innovative solution to the problems associated with rapid heat absorption and expansion of dark coloured gutters, which can cause leaks and noise when they cool down. A white interior reduces heat absorption and subsequent expansion along the width and length dramatically decreasing the probability of leaks. Colour stability built in Freefoam is the colour specialist. The new Anthracite Grey rainwater range is 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 to produce built in colourfastness, colour variety, and reliable colour matching, all with a ten year guarantee. Colin St John, UK General Manager commented “The launch of a new colour in our rainwater range offers architects, specifiers, builders and developers the opportunity to create a perfectly coordinated roofline. We have established ourselves as leaders in the manufacture of colour PVC building products and adding an Anthracite Grey rainwater system to match our fascia and soffit products allows customers to meet the growing market place demands for colour.”
Products & Services

PVC Fascia

PVC Cladding

Gutters

Rainwater Systems

Hedgehog Gutter Brush

Interior Panelling

Geopanel

Plastops

PVC Woodgrain Cladding

Render Finish Cladding

Edenex Decking

X Wood Cladding

Windowboards

PVC Soffit

PVC Tudor Boards

Finials

Gallows

Weatherboard Cladding

Shiplap Cladding

Trims

Deep Gutters

Square Gutters

Round Gutters

Ogee Gutters

Cast Iron Effect Gutters

Embossed Cladding

General Purpose Board

Cladding Screws

Architrave

Soffit Vent

Fascia Vent

Bird Combs

Eaves Protectors

Scalloped Fascia

Team

Name Role Email Telephone
Hayley Ring South East Sales Representative hayley.ring@freefoam.com 07786 365892
Phil Hodge South West Sales Representative phil.hodge@freefoam.com 07788 538261
Carl Rutter South Wales Sales Representative carl.rutter@freefoam.com 07786 706030
George Langley Anglia Sales Representative george.langley@freefoam.com 07867 330339
Lee Machin Midlands Sales Representative lee.machin@freefoam.com 07733 101025
Simon Parkes North East Sales Representative simon.parkes@freefoam.com 07733 101027
David Fullerton Scotland Sales Representative david.fullerton@freefoam.com 07392 086925
Rob Parker North West Sales Representative rob.parker@freefoam.com 07786 706020

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