• Bath Court Birmingham Extruded Aluminium Rainscreen
  • Bath Court Birmingham Extruded Aluminium Rainscreen
  • Bath Court Birmingham Extruded Aluminium Rainscreen
  • Bath Court Birmingham Extruded Aluminium Rainscreen
  • Bath Court Birmingham Extruded Aluminium Rainscreen
  • Bath Court Birmingham Extruded Aluminium Rainscreen
  • Bath Court Birmingham Extruded Aluminium Rainscreen
  • Bath Court Birmingham Extruded Aluminium Rainscreen
  • Bath Court Birmingham Extruded Aluminium Rainscreen
  • Bath Court Birmingham Extruded Aluminium Rainscreen
  • Bath Court Birmingham Extruded Aluminium Rainscreen
  • Bath Court Birmingham Extruded Aluminium Rainscreen
  • Bath Court Birmingham Extruded Aluminium Rainscreen

About This Project

Project name: Bath Court

Location: Birmingham

Sector: Residential

Installer: M Clarkes

Main Contractor: Bouygues

Architect: Robert Hirschfield Architects

 

 

Bath Court, Birmingham

 

2,500/m2 of Extruded Aluminium 6063 T6 Grade has been used in the production of bespoke extrusions for the brand new 435 bed Bath Court student accommodation scheme in Birmingham.

 

 

This has been a fascinating project to work on as the architect wanted a bespoke alternative to terracotta cladding; something more hard wearing and lighter and something that could be manufactured more quickly to reduce overall lead times.

 

As a team, we drew on our existing knowledge of extruded cladding systems as well as our relationship with extrusion manufacturers to produce the bespoke solution.

 

Bath Court Birmingham Extruded Aluminium Rainscreen

 

We selected aluminium as the material to allow for the complex shapes required and designed four new dies for the development of the system. We also completed a project specific CWCT test at Vinci Technology Centre to provide assurances over the final build up.

 

Bath Court Birmingham Extruded Aluminium Rainscreen

 

The bespoke extrusions created under the Sotech Limitless Range reduced the weight of the façade from the original specification. The extrusions also provide greater levels of impact resistance whilst also offering a more cost-effective product. Sotech’s Limitless Range can be provided in a vast number of powder-coated finishes and can be supplied in an anodised finish.

 

Jamie Smith Sotech“The mixture of colours and profiles used in this project gives a completely unique appearance. The tough exterior cladding will offer protection to the façade for years to come, enhanced by the paint protection of Axalta Powder.” Jamie Smith, Estimator at Sotech

 

 

 

Speak to an expert: 

 

Sotech is passionate about creating unique finishes that meet the requirements of even the most challenging specifications. If you’d like to create a unique look on your next project, please contact us to speak to an expert member of our rainscreen cladding specifications team.

 

We are happy to advise on the best material and finish for your unique requirements and can arrange a full-scale fire test or CWCT test of any final build up.

 

 

IN FOCUS: BENEFITS OF OPTIMA EXTRUSION

 

  • Eye catching extrusions that you can customise and design to your specification.
  • Optima range lends itself to use in all areas including low-level vulnerable areas through superior deflection and impact resistance.
  • Huge range colours and finishes including A1 & A2 (Anodised & PPC) finishes.
  • All commercial finishes may be incorporated on one elevation to create an almost limitless effect of colours and shapes.
  • Lightweight and wind load calculation can be provided.
  • Project Specific CWCT & Fire Testing available.
  • Available in Aluminium 6063 T6.

 

 

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If you require advice with design detail, assistance with a specification or to discuss your project in detail contact our technical department who have over 35 years’ experience in the construction industry. The team is on hand to provide knowledge and support at every stage of your project.

 

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Aluminium, Birmingham, Midlands, FEATURED, XPC, All Case Studies, Residential