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CLADDING & SHEETING The houses after the cladding was applied SCS and CA roofing services secure phase two of Rushden Lakes RCIMAG.COM MARCH 2018 055 Zink Copper Stainless 01992 801927 www.almhm.co.uk Cladding makes a difference in Caerphilly Freefoam Fortex Double Shiplap PVC-U Cladding has been utilised on homes on the Lansbury Park estate in Caerphilly. Installed as part of a £2 million investment package to improve energy-efficiency and transform the appearance of the estate, the extensive refurbishment programme was commissioned by Caerphilly County Borough Council and fitted by contractor Eon Energy. The works were undertaken through the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) initiative, which is a government energyefficiency scheme to help reduce carbon emissions and tackle fuel poverty. Under the scheme, larger energy suppliers deliver energyefficiency measures to homes and are given targets based on their share of the domestic gas and electricity market. The development previously featured white PVC cladding, but the refurbishment gave the opportunity to bring colour to the properties. Eon Energy chose a variety of subtle shades from the Two houses before Fortex range including Cappuccino, Colonial Blue, Misty Grey and Argyl Brown to compliment the new exterior finish. Carl Rutter, Freefoam new business manager, explained: “On large projects we like to support contractors. We took an active role throughout with specification and supply and even got involved at the fitting stage – using our technical team to create a simple step-by-step guide for the different property types to ensure consistency for all the fitting teams.” Value for money is a key driver for Local Authorities. PVC cladding is a cost-effective option saving expensive and time consuming ongoing maintenance. With Freefoam’s 10-year guarantee on the majority of the colour range Caerphilly Borough Council will still be seeing the benefits of this refurbishment in many years to come. Colin St John, Freefoam commercial director, said: “This is an excellent example of how PVC cladding can be used. The photographs speak for themselves, illustrating how the installation of a comparatively small area of cladding can make such a radical difference. Freefoam cladding is the ideal solution for any renovation project both large and small. We are delighted to see how our products are giving long term benefits and cost-effective options to help transform old housing stock into attractive fit for purpose homes.” www.freefoam.com Having successfully completed work on phase one of the £140m Rushden Lakes development in the Nene Valley, Northamptonshire, CA Roofing Services, along with CA Group’s specialist cladding division SCS, has confirmed that it has been awarded phase two of the development. The second phase of work consists of an additional singlestorey terrace, bringing the total number of terraces to four. In addition, phase two will include a large leisure block, which will be split into a Cineworld 14-screen iMax cinema complex and a selection of restaurants serving a range of premium food and beverages. Danny Nelson, business delivery director for Winvic, explained: “Phase one of activity at Rushden Lakes saw the site really begin to take shape but this second phase will transform it into a recognisable retail, leisure and tourism destination. Our success in securing this additional phase, is due in no small part to the dedication and level of expertise on which we were able to draw, from within our own business and that of our carefully chosen partners.” The development will feature a combination of CA Group’s Twin-Therm built-up roof and wall system on the terrace and the company’s River-Therm secret fix roof system, on the cinema complex, the latter being specified due to the roof pitch being as low as two degrees, necessitating the need for a standing seam system. Shop fronts will be clad in a combination of stone rainscreen from Shackerley (Holdings) Group, sourced in Italy and fabricated in Chorley, Lancashire, and CA Group’s Prime SFX Rainscreen System, which will be modified to various depths and widths in order to create a 3D effect. Michael Cinnamond, divisional manager for Specialist Cladding Systems, explained: “The combination of buildings on the project and their various functions enables us as a team to demonstrate our wide ranging skills and ability to adapt and integrate various products into the development for maximum effect. As a single source supplier, with manufacturing capability and extensive knowhow in this area, we welcome the opportunity to take on and resolve the challenges presented by such a ground-breaking development.” At a height of 28m, the cinema complex towers above the other buildings on the development. In order to maximise its aesthetic appeal, the upper section of the building will be clad in mirrorpolished, stainless steel panels, designed to reflect the sky. Steven Forster, sales and estimating director, CA Roofing Services, added: “We are delighted to have secured phase two of this showcase development, working closely with main contractor Winvic, a relationship which has been built on many years of successful collaboration.” www.cagroup.ltd.uk


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