More than fulfilling the brief
KDD Construction were responsible for the installation of round 2500sqm of randomised planks in a mixture of six authentic wood designs; Slate Oak, Ceramic Oak, Carbon Oak, Merbau Oak, Oak and Ebony Agate. The firms Operations Director Ted Walker, “On this project, we were appointed as Principal Contractor after providing a significantly cheaper price than our competition due in part to our great relationship with Rockpanel and knowledge of the system. With an mixture of 6 different woods on the project all in a specific arranged pattern, this was not a simple project. The installation went smoother than we had anticipated, and we managed to complete the whole project delivery within 36 weeks. The finished facade look great.”
In line with current regulations, Riverside Heights owners, Taylor Wimpey, required the new cladding to meet or exceed EN13501 Class A2-s1,d0 to ensure the highest standards were met in terms of protecting the buildings’ occupants from the spread of fire. The replacement panels are classified as non-combustible according to national building regulations, demonstrating hardly any smoke development and generating no burning droplet formation.
Rockpanel Area Manager Darren Gormer said of the project, “Our Woods Collection really paid off in terms of being able to match the removed cladding whilst ensuring the completed facades will look fabulous and fire-safe. In addition these lightweight panels are also easy to cut on site for intricate detail fitting, which saves time and money.”