Jasmine Lowe-Aroll fell in love with Masons Soffit Linings when she stumbled on a promotion run by Masons Plastabrick Ltd to win a houselot. At the time, Jasmine was building a home with Compass Homes, Whangarei, so she discussed using the soffit on her build with franchise owner Daniel Stirling.
“I treat all new building products with scepticism,” says Daniel. “But this soffit gave a pretty good upgrade finish to what is otherwise considered a ‘boring’ aspect of a house. The soffit looks absolutely fantastic and does change the look of the house. You get the beauty of a wood finish, without the ageing and maintenance of natural timber. It is a good system and has a lot of potential.”
Masons Soffit Linings are beautiful, tough and durable and require no painting, and next to no maintenance other than an occasional wipe down. The soffit panels come as solid or perforated boards which help to give a naturally ventilated, healthy roof space and they are lightweight, so ideal in delicate places with limited load restrictions on roof structures.
When prompted to comment on any drawbacks of the soffit linings, Daniel said that installation took a little more prep and planning than traditional soffit — taking care to centre the linings in doorways for instance. However, they were quicker to install than a natural wood equivalent. The soffit is also quite a ridged product, so care was taken in choosing a small footprint light, so the hole could be punched out within the width of a soffit plank to avoid splintering.
Jasmine is delighted with her choice of a timber coloured soffit, complemented with black brick to give a stunning point of difference to her home.
To learn more about Masons Soffit Linings and whether they are suitable for your next build, visit www.masons.nz or call 0800 522 533 to speak to one of the Masons Reps.