It’s a simple cavity system that is suitable for fixing to timber frame, steel frame or masonry (tilt slab, blockwork or poured concrete) substrates. The CodeMark certified system encapsulates a comprehensive building cladding envelope that is inclusive of cavity battens, compressed cement backing board, fixings, adhesive and the decorative porcelain cladding materials.
“While this is an innovative cladding system, because it has achieved CodeMark certification the requirement for what is increasingly becoming an extended proof of compliance process for other new products, whereby regulatory bodies request expensive additional testing, product assurance, peer reviews and engineers’ statements without any guarantee that such a due diligence process will ever be brought to a conclusion or result in building consent being issued, has all been eliminated,” Maximum’s Libby Parkinson says.
“This means that because it is CodeMark certified, compliance is guaranteed and local consent authorities are required to accept that the system is fit for purpose.”
“We’re finding that this system is particularly popular in recladding projects because of its thin format (it is available variously in 6mm, 10mm or 12mm thick) which means it’s relatively simple to achieve a monolithic look without extensive work around detailing,” John says. “The very large size and thin format can make it an ideal proposition for the recladding of monolithic plaster-clad buildings, without requiring significant considerations with respect to redesigning the general aesthetics of the building envelope,” John says.