Marley Eternit’s Natura Plus fibre cement cladding has been used on the 3 Assembly Square building in the Cardiff Bay Waterfront
The building has a BREEAM “excellent” rating, and Marley says it has an energy consumption 30% lower than Building Regulations’ requirements.
The Natura Plus panels formed a rear-ventilated cladding system into which a layer of rockwool insulation was fitted to further improve thermal efficiency. Marley says it was this that played a key role in helping the building to meet the BREEAM standard.
Natura Plus is a smooth and solid cladding panel with a through-coloured core and a natural fibre cement finish. The panels were fitted using a structural adhesive system. This involved bonding the internal and external cladding panels to Marley Eternit’s Ventisol aluminium support framework.