Publication Date: April / May 2019
Appeared: Public Sector Building
A cutting edge residential project is making use of Magply boards for both the internal lining and exterior cladding treatment to a lightweight steel framing system, demonstrating the widely specified fire resistant products multiple attributes. The intention is to use the project as a show-site for the rapid build MMC solution and the wide choice of finishes which will be available to future purchasers.
On this project, the UniFrame system includes diagonal ties which are tensioned on site. Externally the Magply boards are being covered with a vapour barrier and a 100mm layer of high performance foam insulation.
On top of this, at first floor level, a resin based render system is being applied, featuring a base coat, reinforcement mesh, and two more layers: including the finish coat which is available in some 3,000 different colour options. Around the ground floor of the house, brick slips are being applied over the base coat of render using adhesive and then pointed in the style of conventional masonry.
This multi-functional performance results from a Magnesium Oxide formulation which also offers an environmentally friendly alternative to conventional plywood or OSB products. Additionally, the unique production process keeps the chloride content to just O.01%, enhancing both stability and long term durability. Crucially, Magply carries internationally recognised accreditations confirming the boards’ ability to deliver up to 90 minutes’ integrity and insulation under BS EN fire test conditions.