Eltherington Vitrabond and VIVIX® specified at MIND

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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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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