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MARLEY ETERNIT - Classy Finish By Marley Eternit Fibre Cement

New classrooms at Greendown Community School in Swindon have benefited from a durable and low maintenance wall and roof solution using a combination of fibre cement products from Marley Eternit.

Natura fibre cement cladding was specified for the walls in Cream White, White, Cool Grey, Beige and Natural Grey. Natura’s excellent aesthetics and range of colours helped ensure it bridged the visual contrast between the existing school buildings and nearby houses built from buff-coloured bricks.

A contrasting coloured entrance area was then clad with Marley Eternit’s fibre cement Cedral Weatherboard in Cevennes Green. With the visual appearance of timber, Cedral Weatherboard is easy to install and rot resistant, making it an ideal low maintenance cladding material.

Completing the fibre cement line-up from Marley Eternit were Thrutone roof slates in Blue/Black. Offering the charm of a slated roof, the Thrutone slate has a smooth surface with square cut edges and comes with all the economical, functional and environmentally friendly attributes of modern slate technology.

Capita Symonds, the architects on the project, specified Natura for the walls because of its attractive appearance combined with durability and impact resistance. The large Natura panels also reduced construction times, too, which was essential to ensure main construction work was completed during school holidays.

The walls on the new building achieved a U-value of 0.26 W/m˛K. The Natura panels were attached to aluminium brackets using a secret fix adhesive system.

Cedral Weatherboard is a widely used cladding solution on both new and existing buildings due to its durability and low maintenance as well as the fact it can be cut, nailed or screwed just like timber. It is available in a range of 22 colours and four woodstains with a matching range of aluminium trims.

“We specified a fibre cement solution from Marley Eternit to ensure the building could be completed to a very tight schedule,” said Senior Architectural Designer at Capita Symonds Tomasz Jemiol. “By using large Natura panels we were able to complete the external envelope very quickly, whilst the lightweight yet strong properties of fibre cement made it particularly suitable for use on the timber framed structure.”

He added: “Marley Eternit’s environmental credentials and its reputation for quality led us to specify all three fibre cement elements from the company’s range. We were very impressed with the technical support they provided which enabled us to achieve our objectives within the required timescale.”

Practical qualities of Marley Eternit fibre cement cladding includes Class 0 and EN 13501-1 fire performance and classified to A2-s1, d0 non combustible, durability, strength and an installed life expectancy of at least 50 years.

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