An education on exterior laminate with Abet

  • 19 Aug 2021

A classroom extension to a school in Rugeley features Abet‘s MEG Exterior grade cladding in 781 Ash and 1831 Grey.

Designed by Seymour Harris Architecture and installed by Tetraclad, the extension encompasses new classrooms and a staffroom. It increases capacity at Hob Hill Primary School, an Ofsted highly-rated CofE and Methodist Primary school in the West Midlands.

The clever use of Ash woodgrain effect laminate fabricated into planks offset against the darker grey boards which stand proud of the face contrast well together. MEG carries a BBA Agrément Certificate and F1 panels from 6mm and thicker are rated Class B-s1, d0. 

This scheme is a perfect example of MEG in action, where the need for high performance and durability is married up with low life-cycle costs and aesthetic design. Recent site surveys on several schools a decade after installation highlight the remarkable weatherability of MEG. Panels look the same as the first installation.


The range comprises 58 colours and 29 woodgrains, together with five concrete and metal effect finishes. MEG is also able to incorporate Abet’s digital printing technology. This means almost any design, photograph or pattern can be reproduced in stunning detail. This gives architects and designers unparalleled freedom to create unusual and dramatic building facades.

About MEG

MEG is a self-supporting high pressure laminate (HPL) for cladding the exterior of buildings, balconies and other applications. It features high resistance to temperature, climate shock, weathering, UV light and impact.

Furthermore, its chemical resistant nature and closed structure do not allow paint in spray cans, various inks, emulsion paints, lipstick or pastel paints to penetrate into the decorative layer.

This negates the need for any anti-graffiti treatment and makes the surface easy to clean. Samples and technical literature are available from the Abet sample line. Phone 020 7473 6915 or visit uk.abetlaminati.com.

To read about Abet providing high-pressure laminate for an elegant solution at a newly built leisure centre, click here.

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