The term 'externals' describes works carried out to the external environment of a building, these can be functional or aesthetic.


When it comes to construction projects, the focus is often on what’s happening inside the structure – the layout, materials, and functionality. However, the exteriors of buildings play a vital role in not only protecting the interior but also enhancing its overall aesthetics and durability.

Externals in construction refer to the various elements that are installed on the outer walls and façade of a building, playing a crucial role in both the aesthetic appeal and functionality of the structure.

In the UK, external construction materials and techniques have evolved significantly over time to meet changing design trends, regulations, and sustainability goals.

NXTGEN Futures can help you choose from a wide range of options including claddings, renderings, brickwork, curtain walling systems, and rainscreen systems. Each external component needs to be carefully selected based on factors such as durability, weather resistance, thermal performance, and maintenance requirements. Moreover, considerations such as local planning restrictions and building codes add additional layers of complexity to sourcing suitable externals for construction projects.

NXTGEN Futures has expertise in these professionally-driven decisions and adherence to quality standards within the UK construction sector to help you produce buildings that are not only visually appealing but also durable and sustainable.

Our Accreditations

Looks Good As New!

Really happy with the work that Sam and the team at NxtGen Externals did to our home in Chelmsford.

Couldn’t Be Happier!

The guys at NxtGen were professional, clean and thorough in the work they did to our roof.

Very Professional Service

Next Generation Externals provided a very professional service, very efficient. The staff were very friendly and helpful.

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