Marley Eternit's fibre cement Cedral Weatherboard has helped a developer satisfy planning requirements on a stylish collection of apartments and houses in Camber, on the East Sussex coast.
Specifically, Cedral Weatherboard was chosen by Ward Homes because it complemented the style of nearby properties and recreated the traditional weatherboard look found in this picturesque region of East Sussex. Both of these factors were taken into consideration at planning stage.
Over 400 properties at 'White Sand' in East Sussex have been clad in weatherboard to create a contemporary development of one to three bedroom homes in a peaceful coastal getaway.
Each property on the development is clad in a subtly varied shade of weatherboard, using a combination of White and Blue Grey, from a palette of 23 colours and four woodstain finishes.
Fibre cement Cedral Weatherboard was specified in preference to other materials because it has an installed life expectancy of at least 50 years and will not warp or shrink. In addition, it has fire classifications A2-s1, d0 to EN 13501-1.
Cedral Weatherboard has a textured surface that echoes the aesthetic characteristics of timber and again this was important at White Sand to retain links with the local architectural style.
"Cedral Weatherboard was ideal for the White Sand development as it helped us to meet strict planning requirements whilst offering a lower maintenance solution to timber weatherboard,” said Simon Witchell, Senior Buyer at Ward Homes.
“We have used the range across a number of our developments now as it really helps us to appeal to potential homeowners by providing the stylish aesthetic of weatherboard without the drawbacks of other materials."
Being made from fibre cement means that Cedral Weatherboard provides a durable, long term low maintenance solution which is ideal for this development, where proximity to the sea means the properties are in an exposed location.
The weatherboard was fixed in a ‘ship lap’ configuration to the exterior walls of the properties. Cedral Weatherboard can be cut, nailed or screwed just like timber, providing an easy to install, practical facade solution.
Cedral Weatherboard contributed to the sustainability of the development because it can achieve an A+ rating in the BRE (Building Research Establishment) Green Guide to Specification based on generic rating: Cedral Weatherboard - autoclaved fibre cement (calcium silicate) cladding - (Element Ref: 806220701, 806220675, 806220676). This development achieved a level 3 in the Code for Sustainable Homes.
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