Twinson premium cladding from Deeplas has been specified on nursery and classroom buildings at three schools in Ireland.
Being made from a blend of wood and PVC-U, Twinson premium cladding will ensure that the schools benefit from a durable, low-maintenance facade that is water and insect resistance.
Twinson premium cladding is also 100% recyclable, which means that it also offers the schools a sustainable facade solution.
Cladding for all three new build projects was specified by architects at the Southern Education and Library Board (SELB), an organisation that aims to ensure that high quality education, youth and library support services exist throughout a number of district council areas in Northern Ireland.
William Dunne, architect at Southern Education and Library Board, said: “We specified the cladding because we liked the fact it offered the aesthetic appeal of timber with the low maintenance benefits of PVC-U.”
The cladding was installed at Annalong Primary School in Annalong, Bronte Primary School in Banbridge and Drumadonnell Primary School in Moneyslane. It was fitted by Deeplas approved stockist Down PVC Systems Limited, based in Banbridge, Northern Ireland.
Bark coloured cladding was chosen because of its natural, appealing aesthetic. Deeplas also offers Twinson premium cladding in Liquorice and Turf.
Featuring a tongue and groove edge and specially developed patented concealed clips, Twinson premium cladding is quick and easy to install. A range of matching accessories allows the creation of a perfectly colour coordinated look across the exterior facade. Twinson premium cladding can also be used for windows, dormers and eaves.
As part of a rainscreen cladding system, Twinson premium cladding provides weather performance benefits by allowing air to constantly circulate through the rear ventilated cavity. This is an efficient method of discharging moisture before it reaches the outer structural wall, making it possible for the schools to enjoy a healthy indoor climate.
Hazel Verschuere, Building Products Director at Deeplas, said: “We are confident that our cladding will provide the schools in Ireland with a long-term, durable solution. As well as its performance benefits an increasing number of specifiers are choosing the range because they like the fact it looks like timber and has excellent environmental credentials.”
Twinson premium cladding from Deeplas is manufactured using wood from sustainable, continuously replanted forests that meet PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) certification. This guarantees that the product contains timber solely from certified sustainable forests.
Deeplas operates its own roofline and cladding installer scheme. The Deeplas Premium Installer Scheme is an accredited programme that ensures all its PVC-U roofline and cladding products are fitted by trained professionals to consistently high standards.
Banbridge-based Down PVC Systems Limited is the leading supplier and installer of PVC building products in Northern Ireland. For more information, visit: www.downpvc.co.uk or call: 028 4062 8855.