The A.Proctor Group can take care of the external cladding choice of your school, providing a portfolio of products with low maintenance programmes and guarantees to suit refurbishment of the old and building of the new.
Since entering the timber cladding market, the A. Proctor Group have focused on providing high quality and durable cladding systems, combining superior aesthetics with reduced maintenance requirements. This combination of beauty and robustness led Staffordshire County Council to specify the Canjaere Classic cladding system on Rocklands Primary School in Lichfield.
The project was aimed at co-locating a facility for pupils with special needs alongside a mainstream primary school. The redevelopment of the former infants block at Charnwood has allowed improved facilities for the Rocklands pupils including additional classrooms, external play areas and car parking facilities.
Installed by contractors Thomas Vale Construction, the 368m2 of Canjaere Classic Golden was chosen due to the standard 30 year warranty against rot and decay, leading to reductions in both time and cost for maintenance, particularly important in school applications where durability is a major concern.
After installation in 2009, the A. Proctor Group was invited to use the project as a showcase for the aesthetics of the Canjaere Classic System.
In 2014, the Group returned to Staffordshire to revisit the project. After 5 years of service, including several of the harshest winters in recent memory, appearance of the hard wearing Canjaere Classic system is virtually unchanged from when it was installed.
The unique treatment used in the Canjaere Classic system gives the softwood base timber physical properties closer to those of hardwoods, increasing the water resistance and stability, thereby enhancing durability even in the most demanding applications. This enhanced base wood provides a solid base for the coloured finish, ensuring the system remains as beautiful long term as it does on day one.
Available in a range of colours and profiles, the Canjaere Classic system provides a cost effective, low maintenance alternative to natural timbers where a rustic, grained appearance is required. FR grades are also available for use on boundaries, or in projects with specific fire classification requirements.
Alongside Canjaere Classic, the A. Proctor Group also offers the Silverwood Inspire system, with a highly durable solid colour factory applied paint finish. Silverwood Inspire is available in a wide range of colours across two classic profiles, giving a number of options for adding a unique splash of colour to any project.
You can learn more about our range of timber cladding systems and see more example school and college projects at www.proctorgroup.com