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Ceramic facade and limestone cladding for prestigious office building

Ceramic facade and limestone cladding for prestigious office building

Shackerley’s SureClad® cladding systems have been installed as both an exterior facade and an interior cladding solution at a prestigious office development in Glasgow

The office building at 177 Bothwell Street is part of the second phase of the Bothwell Exchange development, and both the SureClad® ceramic facade system and SureClad® limestone cladding panels were specified for the project. The two SureClad® non combustible cladding systems were selected as part of a high-end specification that reflects the future-focused ethos of the project, which has a ‘Platinum’ WiredScore certification, ensuring future occupiers will have the best connectivity available, and was designed for an EPC ‘A’ and BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating.

Shackerley’s SureClad® ceramic facade system was specified for the vertical columns at ground floor level of the exterior facade in a polished black Basilicata colourway. The ceramic cladding was installed using the Shackerley SureClad® Access mechanical fixing system for an exterior facade area of 294.21m2 , creating a sleek, elegant ground floor facade for the glazed tower. The lightweight ceramic cladding system provides a Euroclass A1 rated non-combustible facade solution for the commercial development. The ceramic cladding panels also provide a low-maintenance facade system for the prestigious office building, with excellent resistance to graffiti, algae, U/V and freeze/thaw conditions.

For the interior facades of the building’s high specification reception area, Shackerley’s SureClad® natural limestone cladding system was used, providing a high quality, tactile interior finish. A creamy white genuine limestone SureClad® natural stone cladding system was chosen for the 78.48m2 interior facade area. Shackerley’s SureClad® Hang On mechanical fixing system was used to install the large format 1200 x 600 natural limestone cladding panels, most of which were just 20mm thick , with 30mm thick panels used in areas where additional thickness was required to bespoke engraved signage, which was also fabricated by Shackerley.

All cladding panels for both the exterior facade and the interior installation were UK manufactured at one of Shackerley’s ISO 9001 certified factories in Lancashire and delivered direct to site, with full traceability.

The project demonstrates the flexibility of facade systems from Shackerley and the suitability of SureClad® cladding systems for use as luxury specification features in prestigious developments.

More information on ceramic facades can be obtained Click Here

Shackerley’s SureClad® ceramic cladding is the ideal ceramic rainscreen solution for any facade. The lightweight ceramic cladding system uses mechanically fixed large format cladding panels to create a ceramic facade that looks great on any building. Robust and hardwearing, the mechanical fixed cladding delivers a UV stable facade that will not fade or discolour over time. The SureClad® ceramic cladding system is UV resistant and creates a facade that is resistant to algae and graffiti. The large format

Ceramic cladding panels manufactured by Shackerley for our ceramic rainscreen system provide an installation-ready lightweight cladding, with undercut anchors for a mechanical fixed cladding solution that is secure and suitable for any porcelain facade design requirement.

Mechanical fixed facades means each panel is secured with secret fix undercut anchors and produced under factory conditions to achieve the project facade windload requirements

Shackerley’s SureClad® ceramic cladding answers the non combustible cladding requirements of BS EN13501-1. Our ceramic facade system is an A1 rated rainscreen. We offer a choice of A1 rated or A2 rated anti-fragmentation backing, resulting in an A1 rated ceramic facade or A2 S1 D0 cladding system.


More information on stone facades can be obtained here

Shackerley’s SureClad® stone cladding ranges includes limestone cladding, Portland stone cladding, granite cladding and sandstone cladding as part of our natural stone cladding portfolio, which delivers the natural facade options that architects and developers are looking for.

 Often, Shackerley’s stone rainscreen system is used to complement surrounding Portland Stone buildings and we can provide natural stone cladding to match virtually any stone facade with our stone rainscreen systems. The Shackerley SureClad® stone rainscreen can be an invisible fix cladding system that provides a high-quality stone facade for any type of building.

We are also a UK manufacturers of Kerf systems with natural stone facades.

For specifiers or facade installer’s looking stone cladding systems, it provides the benefits of a natural facade with the robust installation of a high-quality natural stone cladding system for a huge variety of Portland Stone facade, limestone facade or granite facade requirements.

Our mechanical fixed facades mean each panel is secured with secret fix undercut anchors and produced under factory conditions to achieve the project’s stone facade windload requirements

A natural stone facade from Shackerley means that the stone cladding is quarried from the ground in blocks and produced into stone facade panels in our UK facade factory

Shackerley’s SureClad® natural stone cladding answers the non-combustible cladding requirements of BS EN13501-1. Our natural stone facade system is an A1 rated rainscreen. We offer a choice of A1 rated or A2 rated anti-fragmentation backing, resulting in an A1 rated porcelain facade or A2 S1 D0 cladding system.