Shortlist Gallery

Best use of a rain screen system using glass, ceramics or stone

Bridle Works
Watkin Jones with Ibstock Futures (Generix)

The panels are secured to the generix lite vertical rail using the patented one piece four way stainless steel clip attached by tekscrews. Neoprene strips are also used to eradicate wind rattle and assist impact resistance, as proven by successful tests carried out to latest CWCT standards. 

The products were chosen because they were non combustible, lightweight natural stone system - significantly reducing project installation time and achieving desired finish. 

Edith Walk
Claydon Builders with Porcelanosa

This design-led development of five bespoke houses, using the highest quality materials and construction techniques, sets the benchmark for projects of this nature.

The external materiality of the dwellings is designed to be robust - capable of withstanding the harsh maritime climate of the north Cornish coast.

As an alternative to traditional render, the choice of porcelain tiles and locally-sourced, natural stone ensures the houses will be low-maintenance and prolong the integrity of finish of the building façade.

The use of a porcelain rain-screen facilitated high levels of site safety as a result of rigorous installation procedures.

The client and new residents are delighted with this community of unique homes designed to embrace both aesthetic and context considerations.

Hailsham Community College
Morgan Sindall and Industrial Construction (Sussex) with Taylor Maxwell

Working alongside Morgan Sindall, ICS provided the single ply membrane Roof and Rockpanel Eternal façade cladding, including PPC Cassette panels to a new classroom block at Hailsham Community College.

The final proposals required the demolition of an existing dilapidated craft block to create a site for a new three storey teaching block with accommodated IT classrooms, seven art and graphics classrooms, four science labs, six general teaching classrooms and the relocation of the SEN facility.

The architect for the project was Miller Bourne who specified a mechanically fixed Rockpanel rainscreen cladding to give a contemporary look.

Royal Warwick Square
Berkeley Group (St Edward) with Shackerley

Recreating the traditional London garden square with a contemporary twist, Royal Warwick Square is an ambitious development of luxury apartments in the heart of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea by St Edward, part of the Berkeley Group.

St Edward selected Shackerley’s SureClad limestone façade system, with contrasting natural granite SureClad panels for the final phase of the development to deliver an authentic natural stone façade with the ease of installation and contemporary construction methods of a ventilated façade system. Manufacturing installation-ready SureClad natural stone cladding panels for a total façade area of 12,500m2 at the company’s ISO 9001 certified factories in Lancashire, Shackerley used 27,700 pieces of stone to create the façade, including custom-manufacturing of 6,800 bracketed returns. The large-format 1200 x 600mm SureClad natural stone panels were just 30mm thick, enabling design flexibility for the buildings’ structure, while providing a proven cladding system in-keeping with the façades for the previous phases of the development, as well as the architectural context of the location.

To select the stone, Shackerley took St Edward to a quarry in Portugal, allowing quality benchmarking. The developer opted for a creamy-coloured, natural limestone that articulates the prestige and quality of Royal Warwick Square, along with feature panels in SureClad natural granite. Shackerley manufactured the panels aligned to the installation schedules of the two cladding contractors and dispatched them to site on a just-in-time basis.

The Shackerley SureClad natural stone façades at Royal Warwick Square were installed using Shackerley’s SureClad undercut anchored Hang On installation system, which is ideally suited for use with natural stone cladding panels.