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.
Hinton St George
Hinton St George is a village and parish in Somerset, England, situated 3 miles (4.8 kilometres) outside Crewkerne, 10 miles (16.1 km) south west of Yeovil in the South Somerset district. The town has a population of 442. It has a vast major street lined with hamstone homes, some thatched. The village has a growing store. The town does not lie on a significant road, and also has a couple of holiday cottages as well as 2nd homes. The parish was part of the hundred of Crewkerne. Much of the advancement of the town occurred under the lords Poulett extending their large house as well as estate (Hinton House). By the 1560s the 3 open arable fields had been enclosed as well as two large estates of 74 and also 68 acres (280,000 m2) created, based on the currently vanished district of Craft. The park consisted of deer and orchards, with cherry trees. The town cross is an 8 feet 2 inches (2.49 m) high cross with a tapering octagonal shaft on stepped octagonal base. It is a scheduled monolith and Grade II * listed building.