Shackerley secures BrickClad® BBA Certificate
Shackerley has secured a BBA Agrément Certificate for the BrickClad® mechanically fixed brick cladding system.
Launched last year to enable specifiers to select a robust A1 rated façade system that combines high-quality, kiln-fired brick, with high-grade stainless steel or Magnelis-coated brick cassette profiles, the BrickClad® system has achieved BBA certification 22/5998. The new BBA certificate adds to a portfolio of BBA certified products in the Shackerley range, which includes the company’s SureClad® Ceramic Granite system (BBA Certificate 14/5130), and its SureClad® Engineered Stone system (Product Sheet 1, and BBA Certificate 14/5130, Product Sheet 2).
Brian G Newell MBE, founder and chief executive of Shackerley explains: “Providing BBA certified cladding systems is very important for us because it demonstrates that our façade systems have undergone rigorous testing to meet the standards required by building regulations and the quality architects need for a robust and hardwearing facade installation.
“Not only are we now able to offer BBA certification for our façade systems, we have also been successful in including our extra-large format SureClad® Ceramic Granite panels up to 3200 x 1600mm under BBA Certificate 14/5130, Product Sheet 1, enabling architects to specify seamless slab-to-slab spans.”
The latest cladding system to join Shackerley’s portfolio, which also includes the company’s SureClad® Natural Stone and Terracotta ranges, BrickClad® is an innovative brick façade system that has been developed in-house by Shackerley’s Queen’s Award winning technical team. The system’s brick cassette profiles for the UK-manufactured brick façade system are made at Shackerley’s ISO 9001 Lancashire factories, utilising bespoke roll-forming production machinery designed by the company and 0.5mm thick Magnelis-coated steel or stainless steel, which is 40% thicker than other systems, providing improved strength, performance and corrosion resistance.
The innovative BrickClad system in installed using a supporting grid of Shackerley’ SureClad® primary support brackets, which are fixed to the façade. Vertical SureClad® ‘T’ profile extrusions are then inserted into these brackets and aligned to ensure planarity, before being secured with stainless steel fixings. Isolator tape is then applied to the face of the vertical T profiles and the BrickClad® cassette channels are fixed to the SureClad® support framework. The BrickClad® bricks are then fitted with the help of a rubber mallet to locate and engage brick sections into the cassette.
Brian continues: “The BrickClad® BBA certified façade system is A1 Euroclass rated for fire safety and offers a contemporary, streamlined aesthetic, free from all visible fixings. It allows specifiers to combine the timeless appeal, natural beauty and warmth of traditional bricks, with the installation benefits and robust service life of Shackerley’s innovative fixing system when designing facades.
“We are delighted that BBA certification has been confirmed for BrickClad®, along with our SureClad® Ceramic Granite and Engineered Stone façade systems and we are looking forward to completion of our first BrickClad® projects.”