In general uPVC is used for soffits and fascias as it is very strong and durable. It also requires very little maintenance. However, wood can be used and is still popular on listed properties as it retains the original material. Older and listed buildings may require more traditional materials to be used.
Abertillery, which translates as 'mouth of the River Tyleri', is the biggest town of the Ebbw Fach valley in what was the historic county of Monmouthshire, South Wales. Following local government shifts it entered into the Blaenau Gwent County Borough administrative region. Much of the landscape borders the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Blaenavon World Heritage Site. Historically a major coal mining centre, the Abertillery area has undergone considerable change in recent years. The local landscape has long been famed for its diverse natural appeal. Located on the A467, the town is around 15 miles (22 kilometres) north of the M4 and 5 miles (8 km) south of the A465 'Heads of the Valleys' trunk road. It is around 25 miles by road from Cardiff and 47 miles from Bristol. As per the 2011 Census, the town has a permanent population of around 11601 people. Statistics gathered by The Welsh Language Board (Bwrdd yr Iaith Gymraeg) in 2001 reveal that 9.9% of Abertillery spoke Welsh, which dropped by 2.7 percent in 2011 to 7.2%. Abertillery's traditional-style town centre mostly developed in the late 19th century and displays some impressive Victorian architecture. Spreading out over 4 primary streets, the town has 2 department shops and a covered Victorian arcade connecting 2 of the primary shopping areas. These are all included in a Blaenau Gwent Borough Council renovation and modernisation project. By 2014, completed projects included several streets, public areas and the town's Metropole Theatre. This RICS award-winning structure provides cutting-edge production, exhibition, conference and conference facilities along with housing Abertillery Museum. For all your house projects, look out for trusted specialists in Abertillery to ensure excellent quality.