NVELOPE, the rainscreen cladding specialist, has provided effective structural support to the Packington Housing Estate in Islington with the vertical helping hand system and timber rails. Approximately 1200 square metres of timber cladding were used as part of the £130 million regeneration project.
The eight-year, six-phase regeneration programme has seen a total of 538 structurally unsound flats on the Packington Estate be replaced in several stages with 791 mixed-tenure houses and flats. The NVELOPE helping hand system with timber rails was installed by Surrey-based cladding contractor, Roles Broderick with TR26 insulation between. There are many great advantages working with NVELOPE commented Carl Chapman, Contracts Director of Roles Broderick Roofing Ltd. One of the primary advantages that we have found working with NVELOPE is the flexibility to overcome tolerances in building substrates before overcladding.
Timber rails were ideal for use on this project as the relationship between the façade material and the cladding support system in the context of expansion must be considered. The rails are clipped into the brackets and, after adjustment for line and level, are fixed to them using self-drilling stainless steel screws. NVELOPE hold extensive stocks of standard cladding support systems rails in all configurations.
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