Cembrit, the roofing slate and cladding specialist, will be demonstrating its full range of fibre cement and natural slates, cladding, render/tile backer board and weatherboard at the National Homebuilding & Renovating show (27th 30th March 2014, NEC Birmingham) on stand F149. Visitors to the show will be able to find out how each product range can be best used on all types of new build and refurbishment projects.
Cembrit A/A+- rated fibre cement slates can contribute to achieving an environmentally outstanding building. The five variations (Jutland, Zeeland, Westerland, Moorland and Diamond) allow homeowners to achieve a natural slate appearance at a reduced cost. Cembrit has recently released of a new, improved texture on its Westerland and Zeeland slates. The new look will appeal to those self-builders who are looking for a pronounced texture with a man made product. Fibre cement slate is more straightforward to install than natural slate as it does not require on-site sorting and lends itself to complex roofs with large amounts of cutting.
Natural slate remains popular as a roof covering due to its use on many grand buildings in the UKs architectural heritage and because of its beautiful variety. Recent understanding of the ecological impact of building materials has enhanced its popularity, as natural slate requires low energy input for processing in comparison with other alternatives. Natural slate is extracted from the ground not manufactured.
Cembrit PB is a versatile base board specially designed for insulated render systems. With the application of liquid renders, self-builders can create facades combining a monolithic appearance with all the advantages of rainscreen claddings. Cement based Cembrit PB, has low water absorbency and is dimensionally stable. It wont expand and contract with heat and cold nor will it swell and shrink due to changes in moisture, crucial characteristics inhibiting surface cracking in the render finish.
Cembrits popular through coloured cladding board, Cembonit will be on show on stand F149. Manufactured from fibre cement, the Cembonit boards can be used as an architectural feature for external applications. Rainscreen cladding can create a modern looking facade, with a continental style and does not require wet trades. Cembrit extended its range of cladding earlier this year, with the introduction of around 50 different colours.
Cemwood is a wood effect cladding designed to replicate the look of traditional timber whilst retaining the aesthetic appeal of real wood. It is a long-lasting replacement to worn out timber planks or artificial looking plastic cladding. Pre-coloured boards are available in a wide choice (any RAL colour) with good colour stability. Cemwood is unaffected by heat or sunlight, something that can limit the colours available in plastic cladding. This combination gives low lifecycle costs and reduced maintenance bills.