Marley Eternit’s Cedral Lap fibre cement weatherboard has been at the forefront of a fast paced transformation at South View Leisure Park.

The Skegness leisure park was completely renovated with the main building being rebuilt as part of a four-month project after it was burnt down in a major fire last December. A&M Architectural Partnership led the £3 million development, with Wasp Construction overseeing the installation of the cladding.

Marley Eternit’s Cedral external cladding material was specified to reconstruct the original 550m2 building due to its fast and simple installation properties. Wasp Construction’s three installers had just over two months to clad the entrance building, including all verticals, corner details and gable peaks, and all the windows and porches.

Featuring a nine-hole golf course and two fishing lakes, the leisure park is a popular destination for holidaymakers, making it a priority to ensure the work was carried out on time to get the park back up and running quickly.

Cedral, in beige and white, was specified to clad all public areas of the holiday park including the reception, restaurants and swimming pool building. The fibre cement material was used for its durability whilst simultaneously reflecting the traditional and picturesque costal style of Skegness.

Mike Atherton, managing director of Wasp Construction, said: “We had never previously used Marley Eternit’s Cedral cladding but it worked fantastically well. The fibre cement lap boards were extremely simple to install, allowing us to get the project and all of its finishing touches completed to deadline. The project turn around was remarkable and we were really surprised at how fast it was to install.”

Mike continued: “The architects wanted the building to represent the traditional timber cladding effect which had been installed on the previous building. However, after the fire, Cedral Lap had the added benefit of achieving fire classification A2-s1, d0 to EN13501-1 whilst also offering durability and low maintenance benefits.

“We trialled cutting the boards in three to four different styles, it was extremely adaptable and we were able to create a completely cohesive and polished design for all of the external profiles.”

The South View Leisure Park re-opened in sections during its rebuild and was completed earlier this year. The quick installation properties of the Cedral Lap helped the holiday park to re-open to holidaymakers within four months of the fire, bringing business back to the local community.

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Fibre cement Cedral Click has helped a self builder in Northamptonshire achieve an architectural fusion between their property’s impressive angular design and the neighbouring Grade II listed church spire.

The facade’s ability to visually reduce the impact of the building on the landscape is based around a symbiotic relationship with the slate grey Cedral Click and honey coloured stone, which work together to make the most of sunlight, shadow and sightlines in this beautiful Conservation Area of Broughton, Northamptonshire.

This juxtaposition of facade materials was accentuated by the architects following through the angular roof design within the facade. The effect is to further reduce the building’s dominance, whichever elevation it is viewed from, creating a structure that appears less imposing, yet retains a geometry that works with the church spire in the background.

Aside from Cedral Click’s visual possibilities, the flush-fitting boards give a sense of elegance and weightlessness, avoiding the issue on some buildings where a solid facade over dominates the overall design.

Cedral Click, with its lightweight yet strong properties, enabled the designers to create a structure with complex, engaging forms, yet one that still appears deceptively at home in this Conservation Area.

The 300m², three bedroom home was the inspiration of the Manning family and Market Harborough-based Leaf Architecture. Mr Manning said: “The support from Marley Eternit has been phenomenal, our sales contact took the time to meet us and discuss exactly what it was that we wanted. We couldn’t fault their customer service and Cedral Click has far exceeded our expectations and created a striking feature.”

Cedral Click is the UK’s first and only fibre cement tongue and groove cladding system where the planks fit together flush and is offered in a range of seven colours.

With the visual appeal of natural timber and the durability of a fibre cement product, Cedral Click has good resistance to fire (A2-s1,d0 to EN13501-1). Being made from fibre cement means that it won’t warp or shrink over time like timber. The installers used a concealed fixing system to enhance the sheer, smooth facade.

Cedral Click achieves an A+ rating in the BRE (Building Research Establishment) Green Guide to Specification based on generic rating: Cedral Click – autoclaved fibre cement (calcium silicate) cladding – (Element Ref: 806220701, 806220675, 806220676).

Marley Eternit also offers Cedral Lap weatherboard, a more traditional, clapper-board aesthetic where the planks overlap. Both Cedral Click and Cedral Lap are made from fibre cement, which ensures low maintenance and a life expectancy of 50 years.

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