Testing Times Help Clevedon Company Build National Presence

Posted by Barry Pearson on December 11, 2014  |   Comments Off on Testing Times Help Clevedon Company Build National Presence

Clevedon-based Aquarian Cladding Systems Ltd has been recognised by construction industry testing and certification body the British Board of Agrément (BBA), its BBA certificate having been extended to cover more potential applications for the company’s innovative Gebrik Insulating Brick Cladding System.

Commenting on the news, Aquarian’s Managing Director, Paul Richards, said: “We are delighted to have received this further approval from the BBA. It means that Gebrik is now accredited for use on most framing systems, for example timber and light gauge steel, in addition to concrete and masonry substrates up to a height of 18 metres. When taken alongside our recent fire test carried out at the Building Research Establishment (BRE), Gebrik can now also be used on steel frame and masonry substrates over 18 metres, which has opened the door to a completely new set of projects and applications, particularly in London. As a consequence we are planning to double our workforce within the space of six months.”

BBA subjected the system to rigorous testing and evaluation across a range of factors, including thermal performance, strength and stability, behaviour in relation to fire, the risk of condensation and durability. The certificate confirms that when correctly installed, used and maintained, Gebrik satisfies or contributes to satisfying the relevant requirements of the Building Regulations, the CDM Regulations and the NHBC Standards.

Having already delivered a wide range of projects throughout the UK, the company continues to develop new markets and new applications for its extensive range of products, with Bristol City Council, Reading University, Premier Inn and Unite just some of the clients that have already adopted the system for their build programmes.

Paul continued: “Gebrik is the only off-site manufactured, insulating brick cladding system to be backed by a BBA Certificate, which reinforces its position as the best-tested system on the market. Proven in a wide range of education, residential, commercial and healthcare applications throughout the UK, Gebrik delivers significant operational, performance, construction and aesthetic benefits, and we are looking forward to talking to architects, developers and contractors across the South West to bring these benefits to bear on future projects.”

For more details, visit www.aquariancladding.co.uk or call the company’s support team on 0844 334 0077.