Have just finished the timber cladding on the dining room and side of the kitchen.
Lots of different stages to get to this point, including insulating, fixing breather membrane to make it all waterproof and fixing first the vertical then the horizontal battens. The existing windows were painted with upvc paint primer then an external grey paint. New aluminium cill extenders were added over the existing cills and galvanised steel downpipes and gutter was fixed.
A real transformation and also much better insulation!