Council for Aluminium in Building

Northwich Memorial Court

ProjectNorthwich Memorial Court
LocationNorthwich, Cheshire
Project value£12.25m
ArchitectEllis Williams Architects
Main contractorWates
CAB memberPowdertech (Corby)

Powder coating systemPolyester powdercoatig, Axalta, RAL 6034, 30% gloss
Aluminium componentsRainscreen

The design for the aluminium rain screen cladding is key to the look and feel of the building. The panels are set at angles with varying projection distances creating an impressive effect. The specification demanded a 25-year guarantee for the coating. Powdertech (Corby) uses high performance pre-treatment and powder coating material that meet this level of specification. A number of different colour variations were considered before the client selected an Axalta powder, RAL 6034. Panels of varying sizes, 5000sq metres in total, were coated in batches with no variation in shade. With powder coating one can be confident in colour consistency.