TIME IS MONEY.
THIS IS ALSO TRUE FOR FACADES. <br/>PREDICTABILITY AS A GUARANTEE OF EFFICIENCY
INDIVIDUAL ARCHITECTURAL FIRING LAID ON INDUSTRIALLY-MANUFACTURED PANELS
The highly-optimised time and cost frameworks for public buildings is usually an excluding criteria for complete clinker brick slip cladding. But general contractor BAM Construction did not wish to compromise on their desire to unify efficiency and individuality for the facade. And where there‘s a will, there‘s a way.
In order to provide the opulent clinker brick facade requested by the facade designers and architects despite cost restrictions, a modern variant of clinker brick slip cladding was decided on in Aylesbury. This method can mean that the classic perfect laying effect suffers. However, it makes the process independent of unpredictable and cost-intensive aspects such as laying time, laying weather and laying visual effect. What we are talking about here is a facade design with industrially prefabricated clinker brick panels.
But these can also be fitted as for the Technical College, with individually produced clinker bricker tiles and individually specified laying patterns. As the aim was to achieve a laying pattern that was as natural as possible despite using standardised panel cladding, three different laying patterns were specified as panel types according to the design specifications of the architects. These were then attached to the facade in a specific recurring pattern on an aluminium support system.
A traditional clinker brick cladding look then emerges, but the installation process is much simpler and quicker. The cladding with unique STRÖHER products and the accompanying corner solutions can therefore be achieved with a high degree of cost certainty.
Clinker brick panels can be installed with space-saving mobile scissor lifts. No scaffolding was required in Aylesbury despite the complete facade cladding. This enabled work to be done on it at the same time as other tasks were carried out. In this case, the pipework installation and the design of the outdoor facilities could be carried out very flexibly alongside the facade cladding. Factors that enabled, as a result of further savings in time, labour and materials, the architectural desire for a closed clinker brick facade to be implemented for a public building as well, despite the restricted cost and time budgets.
Luke Heathcote, BAM Design Manager: “We had to respect a very precise combination of efficiency and individuality. Industrially manufactured facade panels with clinker brick inserts that are individually designable in terms of colour, format or surface structure are therefore very economical. This STRÖHER architectural brand unique product can therefore be used, with accompanying corner solutions, in a very cost-efficient manner.”