RCM’s fire-rated through wall solutions demonstrated at Timber Expo
17 October 2018
showcases eye-catching 24sqm stand at this years’ Timber Expo, NEC Birmingham
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
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.
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
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.
extremely proud of this years’ exhibition and are looking forward to building
on the new relationships forged at Timber Expo 2018.
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
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
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.