Bedfordshire Industrial Building Fire-lined with A1 Magply Boards

A family owned fishing and holiday business in the heart of the Bedfordshire countryside is currently seeing a variety of new leisure and commercial facilities being created, with high performance Magply boards from the range of IPP Ltd. having been chosen for lining a large new caravan maintenance workshop.

Henlow Bridge Lakes near Henlow, was established on land surrounding a former mineral workings at the time of the Millennium by Dave Curson, who still runs the business with his two sons, Chris and Paul with Chris and Irene Rushton. The current work is creating space for more customers to stay, along with staff accommodation and other improvements.

Dave Curson, whose drive and ideas have shaped Henlow Bridge Lakes, commented: “We originally purchased the 58 acres of land back in 1996 and set up the original campsite in 2001 and created the fishing lakes in 2003. Then more recently in 2020, we gained planning permission on the minerals site to create secure storage for 200 caravans, new holiday lodges and a staff accommodation unit, plus the workshop which will have space to work on four touring caravans.

I did the original design on this 18 metre square building – based on the requirements of the tenant we’d identified - before bringing in Vega Construction as a specialist in light gauge steel framing. We decided to utilise the 12mm Magply boards to line the structure on the recommendation of the main contractor, who has past experience of working with them where there is a fire protection requirement. All of the boards are being installed using self-tapping screws by just two men, working from a cherry picker and I think it is all going to look really quite good when it is finished.”

All of the Magply boards are being supplied through the local branch of Jewson and offer a range of performance benefits relevant to the application.

In fact Magply boards carry Euroclass A1 and other internationally recognised certifications, confirming their suitability as a fire mitigating sheathing for timber or steel frame systems, as well as in rainscreen cladding, SIPs and other modular/offsite constructions. The material also offers impact, racking and pull-out strength.

In addition, Magply has recently been awarded a coveted BBA Certificate following stringent assessments, which included a six-month leaching test, producing a Zero score thanks to the production process which ensures stability and durability as a substrate in render backer and other applications.

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