Kladfix, the rainscreen cladding support system specialist has supplied KX01 fittings for a new development on Sefton Street, Liverpool. The £15 million student accommodation consists of 135 new halls for the University of Liverpool and is situated in the heart of the city centre, overlooking the Queen’s Dock.
With over 54,000 pupils attending The University of Liverpool, there is a high demand for student accommodation, which is based in close proximity to everything that Liverpool has to offer. The new multi storey student block, which is due to be completed later in the year, will allow residents to have easy access to; cultural sights, nightlife and shopping centres. To provide a unique exterior, four different types of rainscreen cladding have been specified; Zinc, Terrecotta, engineered stone and granite. Indbuild, the industrial building company installed Kladfix’s KX01 cladding support system for this project.
“The Kladfix system is incredibly versatile” commented Dave Kirby, Managing Director of Indbuild Limited. “The design of the project required four different types of cladding to be used on the exterior of the student accommodation and the KX01 system worked extremely well with all the different types of cladding and was easily installed. This isn’t the first time that we have worked with Kladfix and we would not hesitate to work with them again in the future.”
Kladfix KX01 fittings are suitable for use as a back frame system and are the basis to all of Kladfix’s systems. KX01 fittings are also used for face and rivet fixing for fibre cement, high-pressure laminate, ACM and metal rainscreen cladding panels.
Kladfix holds extensive stock to ensure orders can always be met and where necessary, immediate delivery can be provided. All Kladfix cladding systems can be engineered to project specific requirements thanks to the expertise of its technical design support service. This provides architects and specifiers freedom with an almost infinite range of façade appearance and layout options.