Eltherington Through Fix Rainscreen Cladding System

In this issue of our monthly newsletter we take a look at a recent case study using our through fix (TFS1) aluminium rainscreen cladding system.

Back in March 2018, façade specialist Taylor Maxwell tendered an opportunity to work in collaboration on the new £7.5M Travelodge Monks Cross in York. Responsible for specifying and overseeing the facade for the Travelodge Group. Taylor Maxwell are a 60-strong team of façade specialists based across the UK who support construction projects from concept to completion. 

Travel Lodge York





Eltherington offers perforated fascia and panel solutions.

Building on our experience in working with architects and designers, Eltherington offers an extensive range of precision perforated fascia and panel solutions.

Our highly experience team is able to work with customers to create bespoke designs that meet exacting project requirements.

We offer perforated solutions suitable for decorative cladding, column casings and brise soleil, infill panels through to decorative architectural features. In fact, the options available on our perforated ranges can be as varied and versatile as your design.

We manufacture all our perforated solutions in-house using state-of-the-art production equipment. Functional and decorative, our perforated panels add a contemporary aesthetic to any project.





Eltherington - trusted partner to the Rail Sector

We provide quality architectural metalwork solutions for the rail sector and we have over 50 years experience in manufacturing stainless steel, aluminium, galvanised and mild steel products to the highest quality.

Our 11 acre UK fabrication facility produces a huge range of products including impact resistant cladding, column casings, Fascia and Soffit solutions.

In this months newsletter we take a look at some of our rail sector case studies and the different architectural systems we offer.

Ainsdale Railway Station

Rainscreen panels - 8mm high pressure laminate in wood grain effect. 

  • Façade design and face fix install by approved partner
  • Supplied cut to size ready for site installation
  • Broad range of decorative colours and effects

HPL guide available HERE 





Eltherington Solutions  

Two years have passed since we invested over £700,000 in state-of-the-art bending and metal forming machinery. Having the most advanced equipment available in the world enables Eltherington Architectural to manufacture one of the widest ranges of architectural solutions in the UK.

In this month’s newsletter we take a closer look at these solutions which include; rainscreen cladding systems, roofline, column casings, perforated panels and other specialist fabrications.

Rainscreen Cladding

With over 50 years manufacturing experience and the most advanced cutting and folding technology to hand, we have created 5 market leading rainscreen systems that have been independently tested and accredited to the specific requirements of CWCT.  All our systems come in an unrivaled choice of materials, colours and finishes to help you bring your design to life.

Known as the only manufacturer to offer the complete rainscreen solution, our partnership with HILTI provides the client with a direct and specialist collaboration to supply all the system components,  from design support, measuring equipment,  brackets and fixings, through to fire stopping, cladding panels and static calculations. All this comes with nationwide technical and engineering support.

Download our rainscreen brochure HERE

Rainscreen Brochure

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Eltherington Rainscreen Fire Support Guide

All our raincreen cladding systems are available in an extensive choice of materials, colours and finishes.

Choosing your material is the first step in specifying a facade that will bring your design to life. The fire rating of the material you specify is paramount and should be the first question when choosing from the vast range of cladding panels on the market.

Below we show a table of our rainscreen products and their fire classification result ranging from A1 to D in accordance with European Standards EN-13501-1

This information is to be used as a guide only and we advise you should review the product manufacturers own datasheet.

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Coreclad is a range of pre-coated aluminium material, which is produced through a coil coating process.
Coil coating is the process of coating metal coils in a continuous and highly automated process, prior to the final fabrication processes by Eltherington.
Advantages of coil coating are a superior quality, uniform paint layer and consistent colour.
Our pre-coat materials have optimal cleaning, pre-treatment and paint application facilities, leading to unquestionable advantages in corrosion resistance, durability and sustainability.

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Eltherington Latest Case Study

Jesmond Three Sixty

This month we release our new rainscreen brochure and also show a live case study using our new clip plank system

Jesmond Three Sixty

Eltherington Architectural are thrilled to be specified on Jesmond Three Sixty in Newcastle. A multi-million pound scheme to transform the dated Scottish Life office block in into luxury flats, shops and new office space.
The original office block was constructed during the early 1970s and required an entirely new façade system to update the appearance and performance of the original building.
Our Clip Plank System(CPS)  in powder coated aluminium was specified by the design specification teams at Taylor Maxwell and GT3 Architects for the following reasons.

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Eltherington Complete Tested Rainscreen Solution

This month we show how Eltherington Architectural is truly the only facade manufacturer to provide the complete tested rainscreen solution.

We also look at why Aluminium prices are at the highest level since 2011 and what this means to our architectural customers.

At Eltherington, we offer a fully tested range of façade system solutions, along with technical and engineering support from Hilti, our preferred supplier.
See the diagram below to find out how we work with Hilti to support your projects.

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We are pleased to announce that Eltherington have tested 3 new rainscreen planking systems

With 3 new tested systems on offer in an unprecedented range of colours and finishes, we really do have all bases covered for specifying a façade that will bring your building to life.

 When installed with our Hilti-Eurofox subframe, these innovative systems allow a precise and efficient installation, with perfect joint lines and accurate tolerances.

CPS – Clip Plank System

The Eltherington CPS is a folded metal plank that is secretly fixed on the plank returns with our polyamide clips. 

Clip Plank System
This engineered system allows for a larger plank face and joint detail resulting in a striking and bespoke linear design.

The CPS is a bottom to top system when installed horizontally, meaning the install starts at the bottom of the elevation and each plank locks in to the clip below it.
Our horizontal and vertical Hilti-Eurofox subframe will accommodate the planks being installed in any orientation whilst applying the same clip fixing method.

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MIND, a multi-million pound mental health recovery centre in Coventry, is currently being clad in our Formica VIVIX® and Vitrabond ACM panels. 
In combination, they are helping to create a striking, yet subtle façade that will complement the developments green surroundings.   
Formica VIVIX®, a solid cladding material, was specified by IDP Architects in Cottage Oak, with the 8mm thick panels cut to size and face routed to create a vertical planked-effect facade. 
Our Vitrabond Ersatze Zinc Charcoal FR grade was also specified for the development, with the faces specially routed, grooved and then folded to meet the architect’s bespoke design. 
Vitrabond panels are made from two aluminium or other natural metal cover sheets, sandwiching a fire rated FR or A2 core. 
When completed this summer, MIND will provide a state-of-the-art recovery centre for service users that will change the future of mental health care in Coventry.
The cladding panels are being fitted by Eltherington’s installation partner, providing the client and main contractor with a joined up approach across the external facade.


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Our spandrel panels are available in a wide range of materials, finishes and visual effects as well as bespoke designs and sizes.      

This allows them to match or contrast with the vision area of the curtain wall installation. 

Our spandrel panels can be supplied with or without insulation, along with


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Eltherington Oversize Cladding Panels Pass CWCT Tests



We are pleased to announce that Eltherington has successfully passed  CWCTtests with an oversized cladding panels.

CWCT is the leading test house and confirms that our rainscreen

façade systems have been successfully tested in line with CWCT Standard Sequence B. This covers:

Antony Eltherington, added: “Whilst façade performance can be calculated to a certain extent, it is no substitute for an actual physical CWCT test because it replicates the most extreme conditions that buildings can be subjected to.” 

CWCT ‘Standard for systemised building envelopes’ sets a benchmark for high quality building envelopes and has now been adopted by National Building Specification (NBS) and National House Building Council (NHBC). Eltherington is a member of The Centre for Window and Cladding Technology (CWCT).


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