BrickClad® is top class for modular school brick facade
BrickClad®, the mechanically fixed brick cladding from Shackerley, has been specified by one of the
UK’s leading modular construction companies to create a brick facade for a new school in Norfolk.
The BrickClad® mechanically fixed brick cladding system provides the ideal solution for the brick facade of the modular school. Brick cladding systems like BrickClad® enable faster installation while
delivering a robust and hardwearing brick rainscreen with the aesthetics of natural brick. This complements the rapid construction of the modular building.
The BrickClad facade chosen for the modular school building in Norfolk uses HIRB02 bricks from the Shackerley BrickClad® Saxony brick cladding range. This ‘red multi-mix’ BrickClad® brick is available from stock, enabling specifiers to select a brick rainscreen that can be procured and installed quickly. Fabrication of the corner bricks for the Shackerley BrickClad® brick cladding system is done in-house at one of our ISO 9001 certified factories in Lancashire, ensuring quality assured manufacturing of every brick facade delivered to site. The Magnelis steel carrier system for the BrickClad® brick rainscreen system is also manufactured in-house, underpinning both the quality and availability of mechanically fixed brick cladding systems from Shackerley.
Construction of the first 315m2 brick facade using the Shackerley BrickClad® brick cladding system is already underway for the modular construction specialist at the new build school in Norfolk. This school project will be the first of several with this client for Shackerley’s BrickClad® brick rainscreen system. The installation team has been very impressed with the quality of the BrickClad® system and particularly the fabrication of the corner bricks that form part of the brick facade, and with the ease and speed of installation offered by the BrickClad® brick cladding system.
The brick facade is being installed by Axis Group https://axisgroup.co.uk/ .
It is the first time the Axis team has used the BrickClad® system they are making fantastic progress, demonstrating the professionalism and expertise of the Axis team, and the ease of use the system provides.
Shackerley’s BrickClad® brick cladding system for brick facades
Shackerley’s BrickClad® brick cladding system is an ideal alternative to external brickslip cladding for any project that requires a brick facade. Brick is a traditional construction material in the UK and the BrickClad® brick rainscreen system enables the construction of a brick facade using an innovative mechanical brick cladding installation system. This means that a brick facade can be achieved faster, but unlike brickslip systems, BrickClad® uses genuine kiln-fired clay bricks, providing brick cladding that look and feels like traditional brick facade construction. With BrickClad, Shackerley provides the benefits of mechanical brick facade installation and the consistency of a brick rainscreen, while offering brick cladding with the aesthetics of traditional brick.
The project demonstrates that the BrickClad® mechanically fixed brick Cladding system can provide the ease and speed of installation benefits of an adhered external brickslip cladding, while offering the hardwearing construction and traditional aesthetics of brick. Shackerley’s BrickClad® brick cladding system for brick facades Shackerley’s BrickClad® brick cladding system is the preferred alternative to adhered brickslip cladding for any project that requires an external brick facade. Brick is a traditional construction material in the UK and the BrickClad® brick rainscreen system enables the construction of a brick
facade using an innovative mechanical brick cladding installation system. This means that a brick facade can be achieved faster. BrickClad® uses genuine kiln-fired clay bricks, providing brick cladding that look and feels like traditional brick facade construction. With BrickClad®, Shackerley provides the benefits of mechanical brick facade all-weather installation and the consistency of a brick rainscreen, while offering brick cladding with the aesthetics of traditional brick. Installation for our mechanically fixed brick facade involves insertion of each brick into BrickClad®
Magnelis steel cassettes . Each rear profiled brick is secured mechanically inside the cassette by its unique BrickClad® profile and is pointed with Brickclad® lime sand brick pointing mortar. Shackerley’s BrickClad® brick cladding answers the non combustible cladding requirements of BS EN13501-1. Our brick facade system is an A1 rated rainscreen. Unlike conventional bricklaying, with the BrickClad® brick facade system from hackerley, there are no weather restrictions:-
A BrickClad® brick rainscreen also offers:
- Speed of installation – around five times faster than traditional construction
- Reduced labour costs thanks to the speed and ease of installation
- Suitability for off-site and modular projects
- Suitability for lightweight structures
- Suitability for installation using mast climbers rather than scaffolding, reducing cost,
aesthetic and logistical considerations
- A mechanically fixed system, requiring no adhesive
- Installation integrity at any temperature and in wet conditions, preventing programme
delays due to weather
- Compliance for buildings of any height
- Suitability for a wide range of structures, including steel frames, timber, concrete, masonry
More information on BrickClad® Mechanical Brick Facades can be obtained here