Cembonit cladding from Cembrit, the roofing and cladding specialist, has created the external finish for six new multi-use units at a sustainable housing development in Hayes.
Kingswood Place is a newly built housing development made up of 43 residential homes and three commercial units. Built to comply with Level four of the Code for Sustainable Homes, the project began in 2013 and is now completed. The development features landscaped grounds, with each apartment including an allocated parking space and private resident’s access to Rosedale Park.
Surrey-based property developer Vantage Homes was responsible for this project and specified Cembrit Cembonit cladding, which was supplied by PCP Cladding & Premier Building Products. The look of the development was important so a number of building materials were used for the external envelope, including cladding, bricks, render and glass.
Installed in a traditional manner, the contractor opted to use wooden frames instead of the more common method of aluminium brackets and rails. The cladding was bonded to the frame, using a primer and activator. This method eliminates the need for any fixings being on show, therefore providing a smooth finish to the building.
The residential side of the scheme achieves Code for Sustainable Homes Level four. While this standard is no longer a Government initiative, buildings that are designed and constructed sustainably are still welcomed by the industry.
Cembonit is an autoclaved, through coloured board in 11 pastel colours that are impact resistant, characterised by a matt finish and a faint directional grain. During the production process, Cembonit undergoes a unique impregnation treatment, which effectively protects against water staining and dirt, ensuring that the façade retains its appearance in both dry and wet weather conditions.
The cladding has a class 0 fibre rating to BS 476 part six and a class one rating to BS 476 part seven making Cembonit useful for overcladding rainscreen applications. Randomly dispersed spherules of cement in Cembonit’s surface and variations of shade from sheet to sheet is designed to create a natural looking façade. The sheets can be used for a range of applications, such as: rainscreen cladding, weatherboarding, window elements, fascia, balconies and prefabricated facade elements.