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which has pushed the boundaries of what a superior solid surface can achieve.


Climatic considerations As a weather shield against wind, water, sun and ice, a solid surface rainscreen protects the structure from the elements while helping to manage interior temperature and comfort. A well-planned facade can withstand all kinds of climate conditions, while resisting damage from graffiti or the chemicals in pollution. A genuinely high-performing material will offer all this resilience, while also being easy to clean (for example, with water driven systems at 200 bars, recommended annually) and even be discreetly renewable, if necessary.


Safety first


For facade materials, whether solid surface or otherwise, fire resistance is clearly an essential consideration. Various manufacturers will have applied for and been granted certification for many different tests, for everything from seismic suitability, to weatherability, longitudinal expansion, thermal conductivity, flexural


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strength and freeze/thaw cycles. When considering a specification, it is important to fully explore all of the comparative documentation available.


Smooth fit, sleek finish Available in panellised systems that can be fabricated off-site, the right solid surface can help the construction process to run smoothly. Extra large panels can also facilitate both the design and the fitting process.


Current mounting systems allow panel sizes of up to five metres in height, enabled by a substructure which can accommodate the movement due to thermal expansion. The weight capability of the mounting system and the necessary expansion gaps must be taken into account. Since colours run through the entire thickness of a high quality solid surface, overlap joints will not show any dark gaps between panels, and can appear as sleek and discreet as desired.


Andy Noble is sales director at CD (UK) – the UK/Ireland distributor of Corian


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WROCLAW ZOO Afrykarium at Wroclaw Zoo, Poland Image © ArC2 Fabryka Projektowa architects


From distinctive aesthetics to thermal efficiency, and from creative freedom to lasting performance, there are many reasons to consider a high quality solid surface as a facade finish


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