Wouldham All Saints CEP School
Peters Village, Kent
Client: Baxall Construction Ltd
Requirement: Supply and fit cladding to timber frame
Wouldham All Saints School is a new two form entry primary school built for Kent County Council in the newly developed community of Peters Village.
Palm Building were tasked with supplying and fitting the external Marley Eternit Cedral weatherboard cladding around the horseshoe designed buiilding.
The project was to use 2 different styles of cladding using Cedral Click. Horizontal and Vertical in 2 different colours in order to add to the design of the building. The timber frame was battened using the required 38mm x 50mm treated batten and clad using the click clip system. Ventilation is a must when fitting fibre cement cladding so Marley perforated enclosures were installed at the underneath and top of all the cladded area.
The Vertical cladding was fitted using the slate grey colour cladding (C18). It was predominantly fitted to the parts of the building where there is a main entrance doorway which really made these areas stand out.
When fitting vertical click it is extremely important to batten first vertically then counter batten horizontally. This is to allow sufficient airflow to run through the cladding system which prevents a moisture build up. This is then meshed in order to prevent insects from gaining access to the cavity behind the cladding and a specific Marley Vertical click starter trim is used along the bottom edge of the cladding.
The horizontal click cladding was used on the main parts of the building including the 2 court yards and the areas around the colourful window surrounds used to determine the different classrooms.
Horizontal click only requires 1 set of vertical battens which again is meshed top and bottom to allow for airflow. A starter profile is also used although one specific for the horizontal design.