Cembrit’s Cembonit cladding has been used to create a stylish finish for a new student accommodation in Liverpool.
The Arch is situated behind an original 19th century façade, combining both traditional and modern exteriors.
Formerly used as a hotel building, The Arch houses students from John Moores University after opening its doors to students in September 2014. It offers 241 spacious student rooms in a combination of shared flats and studio apartments featuring en-suite bathrooms, top of the range furnishings and free Wi-Fi throughout.
FGF Limited – a leading distributor of high performance cladding, supplied approximately 500m2 of Cembonit Flint cladding for the project.
The cladding was installed as feature panels and window surrounds as part of the building’s re-design to create an attractive natural stone aesthetic.
Peter Clarke of FG Manchester commented on the importance of the building’s appearance on the project: “It is always a difficult task when you have to combine new materials with an old façade, and make it look natural.
Having worked with Cembrit previously, we were confident that the Cembonit range would best suit the project. The end result is a modern, yet natural-looking finish.”
Cembonit is an autoclaved, through coloured board available in 11 pastel coloured impact resistant boards, characterised by an appealing matt finish and a subtle directional grain.
Cembonit undergoes an unique impregnation treatment during its production to protect against water staining and dirt, therefore ensuring that the façade retains its appearance in both dry and wet weather conditions.
Ideally suited for overcladding rainscreen applications, Cembonit combines colour stability with a class 0 fibre rating to BS 476 part 6 and a class 1 rating to BS 476 part 7.
Cembonit creates a natural looking façade through randomly dispersed spherules of cement and variations of shade from sheet to sheet.
The sheets can be used in a wide range of applications, from rain screen cladding and weatherboarding to window elements, fascia, balconies and prefabricated façade elements.
Cembrit Ltd Head Office
Thames Innovation Centre,
2 Veridion Way
Kent DA18 4AL
Tel: 0208 320 1184
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