Cedar Gate, Ringwood
Knauf Aquapanel Exterior was used at the Cedar Gate twelve home development in Hampshire’s New Forest, helping it to win the coveted Premier Guarantee Award for Medium Development of the Year.
The award-winning development of timber-frame houses at Cedar Gate features 650m2 of rendered surfaces and a further 600m2 of timber cladding. The project managers, MPR Projects, needed a product with proven performance quality that could quickly weather-proof the building envelopes as well as being versatile enough to handle both the render and timber cladding finishes.
Knauf Aquapanel Exterior’s BBA certification means that it is approved by Premier Guarantee. This third-party accreditation gave peace of mind to the client, according to Nick Cuffe, Construction Director at MPR Projects:
“It was the first time we had used Knauf Aquapanel Exterior and the installation went very smoothly. We received excellent support from Knauf Drywall during the design process and on site and would certainly consider using the product again on similar projects”.
The Cedar Gate development was completed in just 35 weeks thanks in part to the fast installation of Knauf Aquapanel Exterior. The simple score and snap technique meant that there was no need for time-consuming processing methods or special tools, so Knauf Aquapanel Exterior was fitted quickly and safely, allowing render and timber cladding to be applied earlier in the programme. The contractors, Dorset Dry Lining (DDL), were clearly impressed.
“We found it easier to handle and to fix than the exterior boards we had used previously. The technical help from Knauf Drywall was brilliant too.” James Cooper, Dorset Dry Lining
The Premier Guarantee Excellence Awards recognise the best new developments in the country and winners are chosen entirely on their quality and workmanship after an exhaustive three-month judging process.