Another environmental initiative from Cembrit
Fibre cement roofing and cladding products
Following their recent BRE Global Environmental profile and A rating certificate, Cembrit fibre cement roofing and cladding products have now been awarded Environmental Product Declarations (EPD).
Cembrit add the transparency of EPDs to their impressive list of accreditations.
Environmental Product Declarations (EPD)
- allows decision makers to compare the relative environmental impacts of alternative building products
- valid for 3 years
- declaration complies with ISO 14025
- follows a life cycle assessment by the European Institute for Construction and Environment
- independently audited open-book with an abundance of documentation on the product, its life-cycle, ecological footprint and emissions
Ged Ferris, Marketing Manager of Cembrit explains, ’Cembrit’s aim is to provide the best value for money roofing and cladding products. Independent accreditations contribute to this aim by providing extra benefits to choosers and users.
’We are delighted to have been awarded with the EPD certificates in addition to the BRE Global A/A rating on our fibre cement slates.
’These developments set us apart from other roofing and cladding manufacturers.
Look out for the prestigious IBU label on the packaging of Cembrit fibre cement slates, corrugated sheets claddings and building boards.
Cembrit’s Westerland fibre cement roofing slates have been specified for the new Hazeldene House care home facility in Pembury. An excellent alternative to concrete tiles, Westerland slates are A rated and provide a natural looking finish. Fibre cement slates can be cut using hand tools and are available in uniform shape, size and thickness. Westerland slates have an attractive riven surface and natural dressed edges.
Westerland fibre cement roof slates from Cembrit have been specified for a new housing development in Devon on the site of a former cider works. Selected for their kerb appeal, traditional looks and modern performance, the Westerland slates feature a dressed edge which gives the appearance of natural slate. Westerland fibre cement slates are BRE A/A rated for performance and cost significantly less than traditional alternatives.
The new fibre cement Continuous Vent Ridge from Cembrit has been designed as a ridge capping solution for pitched roofs. Weighing just 3.24kg, it is only half the weight of concrete or clay ridge coverings per linear metre and, being 525mm in length, means up to 2 linear metres can be carried up to the roof top at any one time. The new Continuous Vent Ridge is available in four different angles – 22.5-45° – and comes in the popular fibre cement colour of blue/black.
Cembrit’s robust Cemsix corrugated fibre cement sheets have been installed to provide natural roof ventilation at Longford dairy farm’s cow shed. Featuring open sides and ridge ventilation, the building’s bespoke designed roof sheet detail creates an air gap along each side of every sixth column through which any humid air can escape. Cemsix is Class 0 fire rated and is rust and rot-proof.
3,000 Cembrit Moorland fibre cement slates have been used to complete the steeply-pitched roof at the new Eagle Wood Neurological Care Centre in Peterborough. Moorland slates boast a smooth surface with a dressed edge which give the appearance of natural slate from ground level. The slates are pre-holed and of a consistent size, thickness and weight to ensure regularity and simplicity when fixing.