Euroform’s Versaroc® MPA1 sheathing board has provided a ‘robust’ building envelope for the new Same Day Emergency Care centre at the Countess of Chester Hospital.
1,200m² of Euroform’s Versaroc® MPA1 fibre cement sheathing board was applied to the light gauge steel frame building structure by IMS Facades.
Developed for exterior sheathing of SFS frames, Versaroc® MPA1 is highly non-combustible and durable. It achieves EuroClass A1 Reaction to Fire according to EN 13501-1:2018 and has third party Agrément from Kiwa BDA for steel frame sheathing application – certificate number BAW-20-154-P-A-UK.
It explained that it is highly moisture tolerant, Versaroc® MPA1 can be left exposed to the weather during construction. It has achieved category A performance to EN 12467:2012 + A2:2018, which is the highest level of performance that fibre cement sheets can achieve in terms of resistance.
Versaroc® MPA1 is available as 9, 12 or 15mm standard sheet sizes of 2400 or 3000 x 1200mm with more bespoke sizes made available to suit the system requirements through Euroform’s cut to order service.
The Countess of Chester Hospital SDEC centre was designed by AHR Architects Ltd, Shrewsbury. The main contractor was Galliford Try and the scheme involved RGB Facades and IMS Facades. Euroform provided technical support regarding the attributes of Versaroc® MPA1 and installation guidance.