James Hardie has provided their HardiePlank® weatherboard for a new primary school building in Swindon. Working for clients the Clifton Diocese and Swindon Borough Council, Holy Cross School brings 2,000m2 of additional classrooms and facilities for 420 pupils.
Working closely with architect Cullinan Design, Beard Construction used HardiePlank® weatherboard in a mix of bold, bright colours – Parkside Pine and Ocean Blue – interspersed with white and black to create a fresh, fun and contemporary aesthetic. The look was completed using a vertical installation method to create a striking visual effect in upright stripes.
Matthew Bennett, site manager for Beard Construction said “Due to the challenging project delivery date, working with an easy to install product like HardiePlank weatherboard was especially important to ensure a quick turnaround on site. “HardiePlank boards are easy to cut and fit, especially using the Gecko gauge tool to speed up installation times further. It was also really helpful that HardiePlank was available to us when needed with a short lead time for delivery.”