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SureClad® Engineered Stone Facade gains buy-in from retail development

SureClad® Engineered Stone Facade gains buy-in from retail development

Shackerley’s SureClad® engineered stone cladding system has been used to deliver the facade for a £9.3m retail development in Skelmersdale, Lancashire, as part of a town centre regeneration programme.

Shackerley’s SureClad® engineered stone cladding system has been used to deliver the facade for a £9.3m retail development in Skelmersdale, Lancashire, as part of a town centre regeneration programme.

Use of a Shackerley SureClad® facade system at the development builds on Shackerley’s involvement in previous phases of the £20m town centre regeneration scheme in Skelmersdale, which includes providing the facade systems for the nearby youth zone and shopping centre.

The 250m2 engineered stone rainscreen system from Shackerley has been used in combination with a Kingspan Facades’ Karrier Panel system for the retail sector project. This innovative engineered stone facade solution brings together Kingspan’s high performance structural insulating panels with the premium appearance and longevity of Shackerley’s fully-prefabricated engineered stone cladding, along with the installation benefits of Shackerley’s Queen’s Award-winning SureClad® Access System.

The combined Kingspan and Shackerley engineered stone facade system enabled rapid installation and ensured the building could be made watertight quickly with the installation of the structural panels, prior to installation of the SureClad® engineered stone facade. The completed hybrid facade system also delivers excellent airtightness and low U-values post installation, resulting in a high standard of comfort and energy efficiency.

The Kingspan Karrier Panel solution is usually used in combination with Shackerley’s ceramic granite facades,  but, on this occasion, a SureClad® engineered stone rainscreen system was chosen to provide the appearance of natural stone. In addition to providing the aesthetics and high quality finish of natural stone, the large format 1200 x 600mm lightweight cladding panels used for the creamy-coloured SureClad® Engineered Stone Rainscreen system facade were just 20mm thick.

The engineered stone facade also delivered a low porosity cladding system for the development, which will provide a robust and hardwearing facade that will maintain its high-end appearance over time. The Shackerley SureClad® engineered stone rainscreen also provides a non combustible facade for the development, certified as A2 - s1 d0 to BS EN13501-1.

The retail development comprises a speculative unit, a Lidl store and a B&M bargains store, with the Shackerley SureClad® engineered stone facade system used as a ‘goal posts’ feature in the facade design for the B&M Bargains store. The engineered stone cladding panels were prefabricated at one of Shackerley’s ISO 9001 certified factories in Lancashire, providing a quality assured engineered stone facade system for the project.


More information on engineered stone facades can be obtained here

Shackerley’s SureClad® engineered stone cladding provides the ideal alternative to GRC cladding

For projects that require look a natural stone facade or GRC cladding with large format stone cladding panel sizes, Shackerley’s SureClad® engineered stone cladding system is the ideal choice. Shackerley’s SureClad® engineered stone facade system is agglomerated stone cladding system. Unlike a GRC facade, Shackerley’s SureClad® engineered stone cladding system is reconstituted stone cladding with zero cement content and very low resin levels.

Our engineered stone facades are sometime called technical stone cladding panels and are manufactured by Shackerley to provide an installation-ready, lightweight cladding engineered stone rainscreen. Our large format cladding panels are manufactured with undercut anchors for a mechanical fixed cladding solution that is secure and suitable for any engineered stone facade design requirement.

Our mechanical fixed facades mean each panel is secured with secret fix undercut anchors and our engineered stone rainscreen is produced under factory conditions to achieve the correct stone facade windload requirements

Our large format facade panels usually mean our engineered stone facades span floor to floor on larger high-rise buildings.

Engineered stone is a SureClad® product, which is an agglomerated stone facade with very low resin levels.

Shackerley’s SureClad® engineered stone cladding answers the non-combustible cladding requirements of BS EN13501-1. Our engineered stone facade system is an A2 S1 D0 rated non-combustible facade to BS EN 1