Cembrits Cembonit has been used to create an elegant and modern exterior at the Central School of Ballet on Clerkenwell Road, London. Approximately 4,000m² of Cembonit in Flint has been used on the striking façade of the 34,000 ft sq ballet school. Designed by Allies and Morrison, the new building is comprised of 162 student residential units together with six state-of-the-art dance studios and all other facilities for the ballet school's activities. The building features a multi layered façade that consists of eight to twelve story steel frame blocks with a combination of structural panels, rainscreen cladding, structural glazing and a coated steel outer grid. The Cembonit cladding was installed by ProCare of Kettering, and supplied by Vivalda of Birmingham.
Bev Haveron, Branch manager, explains "Cembonit is one of our key cladding products. It is reliable, attractive and a go-to product for exactly this sort of project. Id have no hesitation in recommending it again. Cembonit has a range of 11 pastel coloured strong boards characterised by an attractive matt finish. The autoclaved cladding sheets are available in four natural colours which exhibit a matt, optically level surface with a faint directional grain. During the production process, Cembonit receives a unique impregnation treatment which effectively protects against water staining and dirt, ensuring that the facade retains its attractive appearance in both dry and wet weather conditions.