My house is leaking. My house is _always_
leaking - I'm thinking of
giving the varied leaks their own weblog.
This time it's collapsed fascia boards. I hate UPVC, so I'm about to
replace them with some "Viroc" from Avon Plywood. This appears to be a
cement matrix with wood fibres in it - a sort of concrete MDF. I'm
told it's waterproof - we shall see. I think it's the same stuff as
"Aquapanel", which I've previously used as a backer for wet tiling.
Now I need to cut it to size. I guess I should use a rough blade for
this, not my favourite, but just how damaging is the dust ? Should I
run it through the cabinet saw at all ? Is it OK, so long as I clean
up afterwards ?
Any advice on painting it afterwards, for outdoor use? Thoughts on
suitable primers ?
Thanks for any comments. Lets hope I get it installed before the
forecast monsoon hits 8-(