Euroform's cement particle board, Versapanel, was selected for the groundbreaking and pioneering Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital. he first hospital in the UK to house Accident and Emergency consultants 24-hours a day, seven days a week.
This groundbreaking project required a sheathing board that would form an integral part of an insulated render system, providing 60-minute through-wall fire resistance and meeting project-specific acoustic requirements. Euroform entered into talks with main contractor Lend Lease and subcontractor Farpod. Euroform not only provided the necessary certification with regard to Versapanel’s fire resistance, they worked closely with all parties to produce a detailed mock-up that was used in, and passed, an off-site, bespoke acoustic test.
The complexity and demands of this project made it a natural candidate for BIM. As such, when the time came to change the specification to Euroform’s Versapanel, it was easy to engage with all relevant stakeholders, and for the decision to be reviewed and approved. Ultimately, it was Euroform’s ‘points of difference’ and the added value they bring to any construction project that resulted in the originally specified cement particle board being replaced with Versapanel, because it is these points of difference that have resulted in the creation of such an exceptional product as Versapanel.