Rockpanel Colours suitable for non-ventilated building
The Rockpanel facade boards were chosen because they can also be used for non-ventilated applications, Boy Schamhart, project manager at construction company Constructif, explains. "When using Rockpanel Colours facade cladding, it is not always necessary to build a ventilated substructure, giving you much more freedom in detailing. This can be particularly useful in renovation projects, because you can work in a more compact way and achieve greater energy gains with the same amount of space. And of course, it is also more sustainable, because you need less material to build the facade."
“Moreover, we were very pleased with the way the colour of the false joint changes over time", says Schamhart. "The joint was very green immediately after milling. Fortunately, after a few weeks the colour changed to a beautiful, warm brown colour, which perfectly matches the light colour of the Rockpanel Colours facade boards."
Easily cut to size
It was the first time Henk Simonse, owner of finishing company Simonse B.V., used Rockpanel facade cladding for such a major project. And he was especially pleased with the straightforward installation of the facade panels. "Every ten centimetres, the panels have a vertical false joint, which is 1.5 millimetres deep and 10 millimetres wide. The biggest challenge for us? To make sure the joint was perfectly aligned across the entire facade. Besides, the facade used to have various window areas. This required quite some thinking, from the drawing table to the model house, to ensure that everything was evenly aligned. Fortunately, the installation of the facade cladding itself was a piece of cake. The panels are lightweight and very strong. You can easily cut them to size on site with the standard tools that we always use. You do need a special saw blade however, but this blade is also very strong.
Simonse is very enthusiastic about the collaboration with Rockpanel. "The first days are always exciting, especially as it was our first major project. Fortunately, the Rockpanel team was always willing to give advice and support. They provided extensive guidance during installation and monitored, right up to the building site, the division and fixing of the panels and ensured they were installed in the best possible way.”
The result of this excellent collaboration is great, says Reichard. “The building looks wonderful again. Especially in the dark when the lighting in the glass facade literally puts the colours of the Rockpanel panels in the spotlight. Korpersteijn is once again a building where its residents can comfortably live for years to come.”