Our company culture is built on providing a foundation of ‘zero harm’, creating a positive impact in communities, and delivering environmentally responsible innovative solutions to customers. Our durable, low-maintenance and innovative products are made from natural and sustainable raw materials, delivering endless possibilities of design and aesthetics to consumers.
A fundamental requirement for a building façade is that it can cope with a variety of load conditions during its lifetime. One of these is being able to resist impact loads without risk to the safety of the occupants or those around the building. At the same time, damage to the façade must be minimised, which would otherwise affect the serviceability of the structure.
Hardie® Architectural Panel achieves a category I impact rating, according to European Assessment Document 090062-00-0404. Category I is described as ‘readily accessible to the public and others with little incentive to exercise care. Prone to vandalism and abnormally rough use’. A single layer of Hardie® Architectural Panel or Hardie® Panel 11mm on the first 1.5m height of the wall helps achieve category I impact.
It is available in three textures: Smooth, Brushed Concrete and Smooth Sand*. These textures will enable you to build modern, contemporary designs – specifically formulated to give you a long-lasting, low-maintenance and consistent finish for years to come.
We can offer any standard RAL colour across these stunning textures. Hardie® Architectural Panel and Hardie® Panel can be used as a direct replacement for existing cladding on a range of buildings and is suitable for new build projects. The non-combustible A2-s1, d0 rated panel can be trusted for protection against fire and extreme weathering for many years to come, whilst providing the strength, durability and style that your clients deserve. All of our external façade products are backed by an industry-leading 15-year warranty.
James Hardie is one of the world's leading manufacturers of building materials. Together with its European subsidiary, James Hardie Europe GmbH, the group intends to expand its European business with high-performance building boards for interior applications and facades and grow sustainably in the European market with the James Hardie and fermacell® brands.
A broad product range offers the best opportunities for this. The market demands modern building materials that can be produced efficiently within a short time frame and without unnecessarily long drying times, using easy-to-handle materials and time-saving processing techniques. With the Hardie® and fermacell® brands, James Hardie Europe GmbH has the right products and systems to meet market demands.
*Hardie® Architectural Panel, Smooth Sand 11mm available mid 2024
Head to www.jameshardie.co.uk to find out more.