The newly-completed office building for Christies Care on a rural site in Suffolk is perhaps Nicholas Hare’s greenest building yet. The design followed Passivhaus principles and achieved an EPC ‘A’ rating. It is largely built of wood; the external cladding is of specially treated, unpainted timber boards and the superstructure is of cross-laminated timber. Furthermore, it was erected in three weeks.
A pioneering low-carbon housing development in Sheffield has used Marley Eternit’s fibre cement slates, cladding and profiled sheeting to create a striking, long-lasting aesthetic that is challenging the conventions of urban design.
Timber claddings are fantastic, natural materials for creating warm and stunning appearances to new build projects. However, depending upon the project, UK Building Regulations will require an approved and effective fire retardant protection to ensure a safe service life.
Vastern Timber has unveiled Brimstone, the first commercially available thermally modified British timber, at Ecobuild 2016. Sourced exclusively from English and Welsh woodlands, the Brimstone range is ideal for cladding, decking, external joinery and furniture, and includes thermally modified ash, sycamore and poplar.
A striking contemporary rooftop extension clad in Nordic Brown Light copper scalloped panels announces the rejuvenated Aberdeen Art Gallery and reinforces copper’s historic presence on the city’s civic roofscape.
NVELOPE, the rainscreen cladding specialist, will be exhibiting its industry-leading rainscreen cladding support systems at the RCI Show 2016. Visitors to stand G6 will be able to familiarise themselves with the full product range and find out more about the latest developments in the range.
Founded in 1981, Euroclad has taken huge strides over the last 35 years, consistently investing in people and technology to satisfy customer needs. Euroclad’s metal roof and wall products provide exceptional acoustic and thermal performance for the life of a building; utilising products that are sustainably credible to deliver high performance, cost-effective solutions.
Austin-Smith:Lord’s new Teaching and Conference Building, at the heart of Teesside University’s campus in Middlesbrough, is defined by its golden copper alloy cladding, reports Aurubis.
A golden crown of copper alloy produced by one of the world’s leading copper specialists, Aurubis, defines the new cultural centre in the Swedish town of Landvetter.
With an increasing population and a growing economy, Manchester is flying the flag for the North of England as the construction boom sees the creation of a new generation of buildings, and one company that is helping to shape the city’s new landscape is national building envelope and facade specialist, the Lakesmere Group.