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Timber cladding panels & grey stain treatment at NMA
External Walls

National Memorial Arboretum
Alrewas, Staffordshire

Project Details

  • Client
    The National Memorial Arboretum
  • Architect
    Glenn Howells
  • Stepnell
  • Size
    1500 sqm
  • Location
  • Duration
    12 weeks
  • Completion

Siberian Larch
Secret Fixings
Pre-Weathering Stain

The new Remembrance Centre, sitting comfortably within its surroundings at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, Staffordshire, was built in order to better serve the increasing number of visitors each year. With new cafe facilities and an interactive learning centre for visiting schools, the project heavily features both internal and external BCL timber slatted panels to complete the specific aesthetic intended by its Architects, Glenn Howells.

The external envelope is wrapped in over 1,500 sqm of secretly fixed BCL Timber cladding panels, taking a total of 12 weeks to complete and featuring a unique ‘pre-weathered’ look stain finish, creating a beautiful look on day-1, that will not change colour as the building ages, nor require any maintenance by the end client.

 The wooden cladding panels use FSC certified Siberian larch, in an L-shape profile, which then underwent FR pressure impregnation and finally the stain to mimic the colour of already aged timber in order, minimising the colour change across the facade and avoiding the issue of uneven weathering to external timber cladding.

BCL timber cladding & soffit panels used at NMA building

National Memorial Arboretum

BCL wood cladding panels and soffit used at NMA Building

National Memorial Arboretum

BCL grey stained wood cladding panels at National Memorial Arboretum project

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