JUNE
2018
01

 

 

Eltherington Latest Case Study

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.

  • CWCT – The clip plank system (CPS) along with all our rainscreen systems have been independently tested and accredited to the specific requirements of CWCT.
  • Support system –All our systems are fully tested with Hilti Eurofox.  We also provide an installation scheme, static calculations and technical support from Hilti.
  • Design - This engineered system allows for a range of plank faces, lengths and joint detail resulting in a striking and bespoke linear design.
  • Finish – Powder coated to the highest quality in 5 different RALS by our fully approved and certified coating partner.
  • Installation - The CPS is secretly fixed on the plank returns with our polyamide clips. This bottom to top install is one of the quickest and easiest systems on the market to install.

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MAY
2018
01

 

 

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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april
2018
01
 

Eltherington CWCT - Tests 3 New Systems

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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MARCH
2018
01
 
MINDMIND, 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

  • Glass fronted (single or double glazed opaque, coated or uncoated glass
  • High levels of insulated
  • Screen printed Shaped                                                                          
  • Projecting or recessed
  • Flush, rebated, top hat or special formed rear tray design

 

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jan
2018
01
 

Eltherington Oversize Cladding Panels Pass CWCT Tests

We are pleased to announce that Eltherington has successfullylightbox passed  CWCT tests 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:

  • Air permeability
  • Water Penetration
  • Wind Resistance (Serviceability & Safety) Impact resistance.

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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