WHAT IS LOW COMBUSTIBILITY CLADDING?
Low combustibility cladding is becoming widely popular in construction as the laws around fire safety tighten. Low combustibility cladding is made of fire-resistant materials such as Fibre-cement. These are very beneficial in multi-dwelling buildings such as a block of flats, terraced houses, where the risk of fire spreading to another building is high.
WHAT IS THE INSTALLATION PROCESS OF LOW COMBUSTIBILITY CLADDING?
Low combustibility cladding is typically fitted to timber battens installed either vertically or horizontally depending on the orientation of your cladding.
These battens should be treated timber, as they will be installed to the exterior of the building and will be exposed to the weather. The thickness and width of the battens also depends on the design specification and manufacturer’s guidelines.
It is important to apply a breathable membrane to the battens to allow both materials to breath, preventing any damp spots appearing on the cladding. It is also equally important to install the insect mesh at the bottom of your timber battens to prevent nesting etc.
Most systems include aluminium powder coated stop ends and corner sections for all external, internal junctions. This enables the composite board to be cut between each section concealing the cut raw edges that would otherwise be visible.
All these sections would be installed prior to the cladding, and it is important that these sections are installed accurately for plumb, line and level to achieve a visibly pleasing finish.
There are a variety of corner and stop end sections available to suit whatever wall finish the cladding is abutting. Asymmetrical trims are corner trim for your windows and doors these have two different size returns to allow the window and or doors to still operate whilst having a cladded reveal.
Now that all the trims are fitted the cladding can be install to the manufacturer's recommendations, and in line with the design specification. In general, the fixings that retain the cladding will not be visible when the works are completed.
Payne Carpentry have extensive experience in the many types of traditional cut roofing. We manage our clients’ needs by providing time and cost saving solutions by carrying out the following compulsory works procedures as part of our standard service.
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