RCM’s fire-rated through wall solutions demonstrated at Timber Expo

17 October 2018

RCM showcases eye-catching 24sqm stand at this years’ Timber Expo, NEC Birmingham

RCM have again managed to showcase an attention-grabbing stand at Timber Expo in Birmingham this year, part of the UK Construction Week, which was held 9-11 October 2018. 

All 24sqm of the stand were decked out with RCM’s offerings from building boards right through to the myriad of façade solutions supplied, with a focus on the timber frame market; with particular attention paid to fire rated solutions. The main stand itself was constructed partially using Cemboard, RCM’s own high-performance cement bonded particle building board.

This is the second time RCM has attended this prestigious show. Exhibiting on the same stand as 2017, a big change from last years’ show was the removal of the corner section of the stand, allowing visitors to walk through and take a closer look at the colourful displays.

An array of the full RCM façade portfolio was displayed, highlighting the different colours available, as well as different materials and finishes.  Further, there were also two eye-catching Dynamic Cladding samples on show, one glass and one natural stone. This innovative cladding is offered exclusively by our sister company SPS Facades Ltd.  Dynamic cladding offers security assurance through comprehensive fire and blast testing. 

RCM’s Supertech Weatherboard was cleverly displayed on the stand by cascading coloured planks down the wall and into the floor behind a Perspex window.  This truly distinct visual display had many visitors transfixed with the huge colour choice suggestive of endless possibilities and applications.

One of the main highlights, according to visitors’ comments, were the 8 revolving through-wall solutions, made up from sheathing board right through to the façade and displayed RCM’s full material portfolio.  It provided visitors with a real understanding of how the different materials fit together, as well as being tactile objects which could be further explored by rotating the models and looking at them from different angles.

An additional new special attraction this year was the Fire Box, where visitors could look inside to find two further displays with simulated fire effects.  These were fire-rated through wall solution displays which both conformed to a 2-hour fire-test. One was an internal non-load bearing display conforming to BS 476: Part 22:1987 and the second was an external load bearing example conforming to BS 476: Part 21:1987. This visually stimulating display drew attention to the fact that RCM are able to supply various fire-rated complete through wall solutions ranging from 60 mins – 120 mins. Built on RCM’s wealth of knowledge and experience, these solutions conform with the strict requirements of building regulations in the UK and Europe.

RCM are extremely proud of this years’ exhibition and are looking forward to building on the new relationships forged at Timber Expo 2018.

‘We at RCM have been at the forefront of industry research and development since 2004 and are constantly striving to innovate and develop new solutions. We have the best people and resources available to us to continue building on our expertise.

Quickly adapting to market needs and continued commitment to the construction industry make RCM a leading provider of solutions today and in the future.’   (Ian Quinton, Managing Director)

About Timber Expo

Timber Expo, part of UK Construction Week, is the largest event of its kind in the UK. The show is dedicated to the Timber construction industry and attracts many visitors and exhibitors.  It is held every October at the NEC, Birmingham. Architects, House Builders, Contractors, Engineers, Specifiers, Tradesmen and Local Councils and more typically make up the audience.