NVELOPE, the rainscreen cladding specialist, has supplied a support system to a new Morrisons store in Abbeydale, Gloucester. The new 70,000 sq ft store features NVELOPEs NV3 mechanical concealed fix support system to support the external cladding. Gloucester County Roofing Ltd supplied the supermarket with the NVELOPE support system which consists of brackets, L profiles and a horizontal rail and cleat.
Gloucester City Council hopes that the 140,000 sq ft of empty space surrounding the new supermarket development will attract other businesses, such as high tech manufacturers and engineering companies. Also, the site is possibly being subject to a bid by the new Local Enterprise Partnership to become an Enterprise Zone.
In this fast track construction project, which was completed in five weeks, 750 m2 of the Morrisons store was fitted with high pressure laminate boards. The NV3 versatile cladding system brackets were ideal for fixing the cladding to the supermarket as they allow the cladding to absorb the dead loads and the wind loads which allows for adequate expansion and contraction.
We chose to use NVELOPEs NV3 system as not only is it cost effective and suited the project perfectly but the support system is extremely easy to install says Mark Dodd, Managing Director of Gloucester County Roofing Ltd The NV3 system was such an easy to use support system and the finished project is liked by all.
The vertical cladding application was secured using hangers which efficiently provides a concealed fixing giving the Morrisons store an aesthetically pleasing finish. The NVELOPE materials used were manufactured from extruded aluminium alloys conforming to BS EN 573-3 and production BS EN 755.
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