Basin Reserve Cricket Museum Stand, Wellington

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Wellington's iconic Basin Reserve Cricket Museum stand has recently undergone a major refurbishment. Built-in 1924, this historic building has been brought back to life. The Museum Stand is registered as a Category two, historic place as part of the Basin Reserve historic area. This recently completed work will extend the lifespan of the building for a further 50 years.

There were a few challenges for the Architects; Shand Shelton, to find a suitable system to reline 1200 sq metres of Soffit.

The solution needed to accommodate the aesthetics of the historical building, had to be able to meet the required 2.2kpa wind pressures, had to be lightweight enough to avoid additional structural substrate work and have the capacity to be able to span 800 centres. The product needed to be low maintenance and able to meet the 50-year durability requirements. 

Flashclad Dualboard Cladding met all the requirements. 

"We have been working with Flashclad since 2012 using both their aluminium cladding and specialist window flashing systems. We have found their products, their design support and their installation services professional, robust and reliable. We have recently completed the Basin Reserve Cricket Pavilion Seismic Strengthening Project on a tight programme, where Flashclad Wellington installed over a 1000m2 aluminium soffit using their Dualboard pro. We continue to design and specify Flashclad in the knowledge that their products are the industry benchmark and that they continue to deliver from both the design and construction perspective." - Roger Shand, Shand Shelton Ltd. 

Contractor - Armstrong Downes Commercial.
Architect - Shand Shelton

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Premium NZ made cladding and flashing systems which provide unsurpassed weathertight performance, low maintenance, and extreme durability. Flashclad's products are ultimate in water tightness, designed and made in New Zealand, sustainable, durable and strong, and fire-resistant. 

Flashclad promotes the use of quality powder finishes using Interpons commercial Futura range (25-year warranties) and Dulux's Duratec/Electro range (20-year warranties) on all its cladding systems. Flashclad's aluminium weatherboard profiles provide unique innovative weathertight interlocking joints at all board connections and are unmatched by any other cladding manufacturer. All cladding systems incorporate one-piece trims, ie external – internal corners, base starters, and soffit trims.

Our fixings Type 17 Stainless Steel 65 mm roofing screws are secured directly through hidden sections of the board profiles and into the wall structure. Our fixing methods provide exceptionally strong face load abilities and eliminate board movement. Tested to wind speeds of approximately 360 kph. Our heavier and thicker profiles combined with our superior fixing methods eliminate distortion and movement.

All cladding systems incorporate the patented Flashman extruded aluminium mechanical flashing system. Around all joinery openings, we provide an additional combined head flashing/ cavity closure with machined aluminium stop-ends, joinery supporting sills, and a full jamb and facing trim system around all joinery. All Flashclad's powder-coated aluminium extrusions are available in standard 5.8-meter lengths, subject to minimum quantities specific lengths can be milled to order.All cladding and flashing systems are installed by Flashclad's nationwide distributor network. Flashclad is specified and installed on residential, leaky building re-clads, apartment complexes, rest homes, schools, light commercial, government projects, and mid to high-rise buildings up to fifteen-storeys.

In 2006, Flashman introduced the first extruded aluminium mechanical flashing system designed to separate the critical junctions between the cladding and aluminium joinery. Our focus was on the troublesome head and base junctions.

Our systems are installed, and continue to be specified on, residential, architectural re-clads, apartment complexes, rest homes, light commercial, schools, Government projects and high-rise buildings to fifteen storeys.